Ashley Graham, famous American plus-size model, posed nude for Maxim. The 28-year-old who appeared in several Levi’s campaigns stripped down to just a T-shirt for the April cover of the said magazine.
Inside the cover spread of Maxim magazine, the first plus-size model featured in the cover of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue displayed her figure in sexy black and purple lace lingerie.
This is Graham’s shout-out to the world that not only skinny girls can take on the modelling industry. As reported by Hollywood Life, during her interview for the magazine, Graham discussed how she wanted to conquer the modeling industry. Graham also revealed her intentions of building an “empire,” just like how the person she greatly admired did it — American model, talk show host and actress Tyra Banks.
“I know these celebrity entrepreneurs are just people. They’ve just been given the right opportunities and have soared with them. And that’s what I’m trying to do. I’m gonna take over,” Graham said.
One vocal critic is model and fashion designer Cheryl Tiegs, who slammed Graham on February 2016. “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women for the reason that it’s glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]. That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it,” she said.
“No, I don’t think it’s healthy. Ashley has a beautiful face. Beautiful. But I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run,” she added.
Graham, however, did not let the comment bother her. Graham retaliated at Tiegs and said, “Cheryl Tiegs may have said what she said and it may have hurt a lot of people’s feelings, but I got a skin that is so thick. I kind of rolled my eyes.”
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