Ashley Graham, a super-duper heroine against all odds, went outside the normal trend in the modeling industry, to become the first chubby model who has graced several international magazines and television shows, thereby creating room for others. As a little girl, Ashley had to overcome Dyslexia (a disorder that involves difficulty to read and interpret words, letters, and other symbols. A neurological and often genetic condition caused by poor teaching, instruction or upbringing ), her fathers’ disapproval and the silent segregation of her body size within the modeling industry, never deterred her as she pushed further to be the best in her field.
As the saying goes, there is no glory without a story. Could she find a true lover, despite her body size, what is her diet pattern? find out how Ashley was able to overcome all these hurdles and more in this enticing and captivating article.
Ashley Graham’s Bio
Pretty and adorable Ashley born October 30, 1987, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Grew up in a loving home with her mother and two supportive younger sisters. Little is said about her Dad, though Ashley in one of her interviews said her father, encouraged her( at age 15) to lose weight drastically if she was to make it in the modelling industry, this words did not go well with her even when she knew he never meant to disrespect her body size but was reasoning as a businessman who he was. Ashley’s mum (Linda Graham) was her strongest fan. Her mother’s support of her size and encouragement pushed her to become the pioneer of the chubby, curvy body movement. According to Ashley, her mother kept reminding her that she was like so many other women in the world, beautiful and curvy.
Ashley Graham attended Scott Middle School from 1999 to 2002 and Lincoln Southwest High School.2002-2005. Heaven smiled on this American born pulchritude, in 2000 while she was shopping at the Oak View Mall at the age of 12 when an I&I modeling agent discovered her and signed her up for a contract. That eventful day marked a new beginning for her life and career. As she moved up the scale of her modeling career, with more agencies including, Wilhelmina and Ford modeling agencies signing her up.
This chubby beauty became the first ever plus-size model to be hired by Jennifer Lopez for her clothing line. Over the years, Ashley has appeared in so many magazine cover pages including The Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Burst, and Harpers Bazaar magazines, she has also become a coach for many aspiring plus-size models. She is the first “curvy” model to appear on the cover of sports illustrated swimsuit issue. Lane Bryant featured her in one of his TV commercials which had over 800,000 views, she has equally been on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and numerous other media platforms to encourage chubby models.
Moreover, Ashley who is a strong advocate of body positivity released a book,”A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power really look like.” In it, she talks about self-acceptance. Ashley likes partaking in charity and community services, prominent among such is her participation in South Africa with The Temba Foundation and her Health in every size Movement.
In a recent development, Ashley who was tending towards obesity lost 20lbs weight moving from size 18 to size 16. this did not go well with some of her close-minded fans, which they reflected in their trolls. Responding to these numerous negative comments, Ashley encouraged others to lose weight and stay in good shape with regular workouts and appropriate diet plans. Revealing her diet pattern Ashley who had suffered from stomach upset conditions which she treated with detox, shared three of her basic diet routines; she eats plenty of fruits on an empty stomach, takes a lot of ocean vegetables, and eats grains. Her smoothie recipe includes kale, beetroot, parsley, and apple.
What is Her Ethnicity?
The most interesting part of this American born and raised beauty is the inter-racial spice in her family tree. Ashley has German and English roots and is married to an African-American man.
Boyfriend and Husband
Ashley Graham met and fell in love with her prince charming Justin Ervin, in 2009 while volunteering for her Church in New York City. After a series of negative experiences with men, Ashley made up her mind to have a sex-free relationship which she built with her heartthrob Justin, who according to her was smart, funny, and a practicing Christian. The two got into a relationship and Justin had to face some racial discrimination from Ashley’s family members, but for his love for his beau and vice versa, the two prevailed and got married in 2010.