Ashley Graham is a delight for more reason than her comments on cellulite. She’s a stellar role model for young girls and takes such an honor seriously. As you may know, she was the first plus-size model to ever cover the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. 

She’s also a huge advocate against body shaming which provoked her to write a powerful Lenny Letter (which is run by fellow activist against body shaming Lena Dunham).

“You just have to work a little harder,” she told Seventeen. “When you’re not in the limelight, it’s a little less work, but when you’re in the limelight, you have to work hard to stay there. I love what I do and I love where I’m going. I love how the world is changing right before my eyes. I like to say that my cellulite is changing someone’s life out there.”

“You’ve seen curvy women on the covers of magazines, and commercials, and movies,” she tells Seventeen. “And I was never even able to say the names of five curvy women I could look up to, and now I can. More than ever, designers are putting women my size on the runway, putting us in their campaigns.”

Check out the gallery below that celebrates this beautiful woman!

1. She’s Beautiful Inside And Out


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