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Here Are 10 Facts About The Plus-Sized Diva Ashley Graham



Girl, curves are sexy!

#10 First

#10 First

She was the first plus-sized model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. "This cover is for every woman who ever felt like she wasn't beautiful enough," she says.

#9 Spotted

#9 Spotted

She was spotted by the I & I agency when she was just 12 and shopping at a mall in Lincoln, Nebraska.

#8 Own Line

#8 Own Line

She's created her own line of lingerie for plus-sized women and is now available on online retailer Navabi.

#7 Modeled

#7 Modeled

She has modeled for top brands like Levi's, Evans and Simply Be.

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#6 Change

#6 Change

Ashley Graham was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, which celebrates 600 of the biggest upcoming entrepreneurs and change-makers.

#5 Helped find ALDA!

#5 Helped find ALDA!

It's a massive collection of models that challenge the boxed perspectives of the fashion industry with their 'beauty beyond size' mantra.

#4 TED Talk

#4 TED Talk

She gave a TED talk in 2015 titled "Plus-Size? More Like My Size" about body acceptance.

#3 Spreading Message

#3 Spreading Message

Graham is constantly spreading messages about body images to elementary schools and occasionally takes part in humanitarian missions in South Africa.

That's not all! Keep on reading!

#2 Size

#2 Size

She's a size 16 with the mantra -"Stand up for curves. Confidence is sexy."

#1 She was bullied for being dyslexic.

#1 She was bullied for being dyslexic.

"Being told in the fourth grade that you're dyslexic and you're not going to be able to read properly takes a toll on you, and it really makes you believe you’re dumb." But she sure showed them!



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