Эволюция: Эшли Грэм

Ashley Graham

The last few years, the name (and photo) Ashley Graham doesn’t disappear from the covers of glossy magazines. Model plus size proved to myself and others that M & XXL – only letters. By his example, she crossed out all the templates on the “90-60-90”, convincing many that size doesn’t matter. Ashley has come a long way from humiliation by his father and bullied at school to the contracts with major brands. SPLETNIK.RU recalls how changing the appearance of the model, her style and way of thinking.

Ashley Graham was born and raised in Lincoln (Nebraska). In childhood, the future star was hardly slender in the conventional sense. It has always featured an impressive form. This, of course, affected the communication with their peers. They didn’t want to take Ashley seriously and constantly make fun of her.
Girls at school would call me fat or “loose thigh”. They might shout: “Truck rides. Beep-beep! Step aside”. I hated school for it

— confessed celebrity.

Эшли Грэм (2010-2011)
Ashley Graham (2010-2011)

It has long suffered humiliation not only from classmates, but also his own father. He never took her seriously, despite the fact that Ashley was the youngest sister, for whom she was Babysitting. Graham had to grow up early, because the family model could not afford to hire a nanny. So she actively helped parents. However, the gratitude from the Pope’s celebrity is not received.

Endless criticism – that’s what was always done by my father. Dad was just a master otesyvanii “compliments”. He even gave me a special nickname – Duh (this is an interjection used in English to Express obvious or stupid thoughts or actions — approx. ed.) because I felt that I was not very smart. But the worst thing I have experienced is when after a few years in the modeling business, my father agreed with my agent that I needed to “catch up”. I was so offended by the fact that the father still felt that I needed to lose weight – wrote Ashley in his recently released book “the New version of the model: in fact look confidence, beauty and power” (A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty and Power Really Look Like).

Эшли Грэм
Ashley Graham (2010)

Эшли Грэм
Ashley Graham (2011)

Ashley could still in school to accept their fate, but fortune smiled on her. One day while shopping in the neighboring city of Omaha it was noticed by a model scout and invited to cooperate with I & I . In a year 13-year-old schoolgirl has signed a contract with Wilhelmina Models, and another two with Ford Models. Just then, Ashley’s career took off. She began to appear in magazines aimed at a teenage audience. In 2009, Graham, along with other models plus-size took part in a photoshoot for Glamour magazine. “These bodies are beautiful at any size”, is the main commandment that release.

22-year-old Graham drew attention not only clothing, but also underwear. They knew it was time to destroy stereotypes and invited Ashley to the shooting. Lane Bryant became the first brand of this segment, who collaborated with Ashley. Video in which she was not allowed to show on television, but the Internet movie star was popular.

Эшли Грэм (2014-2015)
Ashley Graham (2014-2015)

Эшли Грэм
Ashley Graham (2011)

Over the past seven years Ashley Graham seem to have it all: she collaborated with Marina Rinaldi, Evans, Nordstrom, Target, and Levi’s, presenting a model of jeans for girls with curvaceous. Then, together with her advertising campaign was attended by Rachel Clark, Ana Lisboa, anais Mali, Marketou Pring and Ashley Smith.

All this time, celebrity style has changed dramatically. In the first years of work in the modeling business (because of age) she still could not afford to experiment with clothes, but then it was impossible to stop. Ashley could wear like skinny jeans with a short top, and elegant evening dresses. However, she has not been able to go out in see-through dress or a revealing jumpsuit, as it does now. But her desire to prove to the public that skinny models need to move, was fulfilled.

Эшли Грэм (2015)
Ashley Graham (2015)

Эшли Грэм
Ashley Graham (2012)

Эшли Грэм (2014)
Ashley Graham (2014)

In 2013, Graham designed a lingerie line for Addition Elle. For Ashley it was a great achievement. She had long wanted to create something that girls her proportions are unlikely to be found from other brands. She was always convinced that many manufacturers simply ignore the fact that woman want to look attractive.

The web has been increasingly to see photos of Graham in a bathing suit. And continuous options is not limited. Pictures bikini models to become commonplace. Think, realized this and in the magazine Sports Illustrated. In 2015, it became known that they first invited the model plus-size to shoot in a special issue. Never before has the leadership of the gloss was hesitant to pick up girls with magnificent forms, but Graham was no exception.
I know I look sexy. I want all women with large sizes have realized that they also look attractive. I did not complex. I know that my body is sexual, and I have no reason to hide their curves. By this time she has headed the Union of ALDA, who played for what models can be girls with completely different forms. Ashley even staged a protest in Instagram: it was requested by network users to share their pictures with the hashtag #CurvesinBikinis, to once again prove to the world – down templates of beauty.

Эшли Грэм (2014)
Ashley Graham (2014)

Эшли Грэм (2015)
Ashley Graham (2015)

Love to your own body Ashley is actively expressed in the external form. Guipure, lace, translucent fabrics and textures, jeans flared and fitted dress in a floor – everything is in battle. She finally stopped shy to demonstrate curvaceous shape. Graham loved the dress with a generous neckline, a cutout at the leg or back with bare shoulders or thin straps. And, of course, shoes with high heels (with the growth model at 175 cm).
One day I suddenly said to myself: “What am I doing? My mother didn’t raise me, and my aunt didn’t raise me like this”. Then I decided to look at myself in the mirror and say to yourself: “I’m fine, and I have a great figure”. The first few months I didn’t believe it, but in one book I read that if you repeat the same thing every day, it’s sure to come true. I learned to love my body, started to work on it, take care of themselves. No cheating, I just said to myself: “Everything has changed, you are beautiful and worthy.” You tell no man, no friend, nobody. Only I can tell myself this.
In September 2015 Ashley Graham has again appeared in the advertising campaign for Lane Bryant. The first shooting took several years. The footage you can clearly see how much more confident she began to feel the model over time. She starred in the promo video of the brand along with candice Chaffin, Victoria Lee, Gastineu LEGO, Georgia Pratt and Sabina Karlsson.

Эшли Грэм
Ashley Graham (2015-2016)
In 2016 Ashley appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Her photos were the reason DYA heated discussions. Some pictures, by the way, did not stop. The model told how came to the conclusion that I loved my body. She told that a few years ago, when only began her professional career to provide the girl with magnificent forms in this edition was impossible. Ashley remembered as an all-around claimed that it will make a obnoxious model.
I changed the lives of many women, proving that the beautiful curves can be of different sizes and types of shapes. This cover is of great importance, especially for girls like me, because we always say “You can’t appear on the cover.” And now I’m in Sports Illustrated magazine, which previously gave preference to girls like Elle MacPherson. I have cellulite and excess fat on the thighs, hands, but they said, “God, you’re beautiful”! And then these women now know that they are beautiful too.

Эшли Грэм

Western publications like the chain broke. To Graham literally lined up. For two consecutive years (2015 and 2016) she was invited to the shooting of the annual calendar in the magazine Love. In this, as in Sports Illustrated earlier, there were only thin models.

Эшли Грэм

At the end of 2015 in a network there was video with participation of Ashley in a two-piece fuchsia, but in 2016, Graham tried on the image of a retro diva. The video was presented in black and white. Sexy image models tight corset, leopard print leggings and gloves to the elbow immediately provoked a wave of discussion (as well as any celebrity photo shoot).

Эшли Грэм

In 2016 Ashley has done a lot: she has released a collection of Bridal lingerie, inspired by the ceremony, which took place in 2010 with Justin Erwin, presented the swimwear when participating Addition Elle, which has been cooperating for a long period of time. She appeared on the cover of Maxim and was the first lush model that invited the gloss.

Soon followed by an advertising campaign for H&M Studio. In operation, the star admitted that before the concept of beauty was different, but now everything was different.
I work as a model 16 years. Early in my career was not distributed to the social network. At that time, the woman with curvaceous could not be considered a supermodel. Times have changed. Now we often see curvy girls on the runways and in advertising shootings. We must continue to move in this direction, increasing the diversity.

Эшли Грэм
Ashley Graham (2016)

By the way, if a celebrity said that she loves in a cool time of year to wear cashmere sweaters and knitted skirts, although most Ashley still can be seen in tight dresses and high heels.

Эшли Грэм (2016)
Ashley Graham (2016)

Эшли Грэм (2014)
Ashley Graham (2014)

Эшли Грэм (2015)
Ashley Graham (2015)
A lot of controversy was one of the last photo shoots celebrity. Together with Liu Wen, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboa and Vittoria, Ceretti she appeared on the cover of Vogue. All would be nothing if the netizens started to criticize the publication for the abuse of photoshop, which has reduced Graham on a few sizes. Moreover, Ashley was the only model whose thigh in the picture was covered by your hand.

Internet users against Vogue. They began to prove that there is no loyalty policy of the journal is not so far. He is still trying to drive the models under strict limits. Graham chose not to comment on such attacks.
I do sports. I try to eat healthy food. I love the body with which we live. And I’m not ashamed of a pair of three bulges or cellulite… And you shouldn’t either, – that this position is shared by star.

Эшли Грэм на обложке журнала

Эшли Грэм (2015)
Ashley Graham (2015)

Эшли Грэм (2016)
Ashley Graham (2016)
After more than 15 years of experience in the modeling industry celebrity realized how long she had to work on myself, to finally love yourself and your body. The boys were placed with her at school, because I was sure she will become even fatter and less attractive. Graham claims that all this happened with her because society imposes daily templates.

Ashley no longer worried about my weight and over the past years proves it. Even her clothing style has become more bold. She’s addicted to the translucent texture and the lace, loved the short dresses with a spicy cut on the leg, is not afraid to wear classic black trousers or opt for dress combination.

We need more role models that can tell us the truth about your body: “Yes, I have cellulite.” My career is a clear indication that the fashion industry is changing before our eyes.
Эшли Грэм (2017)
Ashley Graham (2017)

Эшли Грэм (2017)
Ashley Graham (2017)

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