Here Are 10 Facts About The Plus-Sized Diva Ashley Graham
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.
She was spotted by the I & I agency when she was just 12 and shopping at a mall in Lincoln, Nebraska.
#8 Own Line
She's created her own line of lingerie for plus-sized women and is now available on online retailer Navabi.
She has modeled for top brands like Levi's, Evans and Simply Be.
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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!
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
She gave a TED talk in 2015 titled "Plus-Size? More Like My Size" about body acceptance.
#3 Spreading Message
Graham is constantly spreading messages about body images to elementary schools and occasionally takes part in humanitarian missions in South Africa.
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She's a size 16 with the mantra -"Stand up for curves. Confidence is sexy."
#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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