Ashley Graham is a plus-size supermodel and a Body image activist. How has her experience in life shaped her into the woman she is today? Has she included them in her new memoir?

Ashley Graham

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Full Name:Ashley Graham
Age:33 years 5 months
Birth Date:October 30, 1987
Horoscope:Scorpio
Lucky Number:10
Lucky Stone:Garnet
Lucky Color:Purple
Best Match for Marriage:Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
Birth Place:Nebraska, US
Mother's Name:Linda Graham
Marital Status:Married
Gender:female
Husband / Wife Name:Justin Ervin
Profession:Model
Education:Lincoln Southwest High School
Weight:91
Height / How tall? : 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
Salary:N/A
Net Worth:$9 million
Ethnicity:Mixed (German and English)
Nationality:American
Hair Color:Dark brown
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Waist Size:30 inch
Bra Size:42 inch
Hip Size:46 inch
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  • This confidence is not something that happens overnight. I have been working on it for a long time. I look in the mirror and do affirmations: 'You are bold. You are brilliant. You are beautiful.' If my lower pooch is really popping out that day, I look at it and say, 'Pooch, you are cute
  • You can be sexy and feel good in your skin, no matter what size you are
  • 'Sexy' is a state of mind, and it can come in all shapes and sizes. It is different for every person.
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Ashley Graham is an American Plus-size supermodel. Ashley was born on October 30, 1987, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She grew up there as well. She is successful and has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Elle. The famous supermodel has appeared in several  Levi’scampaigns,  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight, and CBS News. She has also been interviewed by NPR about plus-size modeling.

She has revolutionized the field of modeling. Success does not come easy. So what issues did she face in 30 years of her life? How did she deal with them and did she overcome them?

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Molested at age 10

The model was sexually molested at age 10 by an 18-year-old male friend. This male friend told her “‘That’s what you did to me,'”  and made her touch his erect penis while they were drying off in the laundry room. She has written “I was scared and quickly ran away. Did I do something to make that happen?”

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Body shamed

In her new memoir, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Look Like, she has included many incidents that had occurred in her life. One noticeable incident was when she was 16 years old and was with her first boyfriend. She has stated that her first boyfriend simply dumped her.

“I have to break up with you because you won’t have sex with me, And I’m afraid you’re going to be as fat as my mom.”

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Another incident was when she was 17 or 18 years old. She remembers clearly that she was doing a group shot for a really big campaign and one girl who was size 2 or 4 asked her,” Did you get paid for this job?”. She remembers thinking, She’s asking me that because I’m fat.”

The Glam beauty, Graham says she still runs into that model. Graham said:

“She’s always friendly and nice, I think she forgot she said it. But it’s one of those things I’ll never forget.”

Ashley has stated that these are not the only times she has been body shammed. She has faced and dealt with the situation countless times, even yet she is brutal body shammed.

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Lost her virginity to the first guy who gave her attention

Painful breakups and lack of confidence followed her in her mid-teens. And Graham ended up losing her virginity to a high school quarterback. The next day, she approached him at the school. But he completely ignored her and did not even call her once.

She started to go out with anyone who thought she was attractive. She would constantly face “sex-and-no-third-date” situations. This led to a string of meaningless sexual relationships.

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Her first real relationship

When she was 19, she met Carlos, a muscular, Dominican web designer. Carlos was 10 years older than herself but they did “make” their relationship work. Eventually, her boyfriend began to abuse her. One time in a drunken rage, he flipped a couch upside down while she was still sitting in it.

She had it one night when they had a huge fight. Carlos chased her around their apartment with a butcher knife. She locked herself in the bathroom, terrified that he might kill her.

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Verbally abusive father

Ashley has written in her books that her father would scream at her, spank her, and throw insults at her.

“His insults hurt way more than any of his slaps. My father was a master of the cutting insult.”

Partying habit

When she first moved to New York City, she was heavily into cocaine and ecstasy. She would party with older men just to get free champagne. One night she was taken to the hospital after collapsing on the street. Another time she missed a flight for a shoot because she had overslept after partying the night before. She writes this was her “rock bottom”

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Love of her life was rejected by family

The curvy lady Ashley met Justin Ervin in 2009. Initial days of the relationship was a rocky one. After months of dating, she took her then-boyfriend, now-husband to her home.

She was shocked and heartbroken when her mother and grandmother rejected Justin. All because he was black. But there is a happy ending to it. Graham’s family later accepted Justin once they got to know him. She has written in her memoir that her grandmother just loves him now. The couple married in 2010 and have been growing stronger since then. Her husband Justin fully supports her and loves her for the way she is.

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Ashley has gone through a lot in her 30 years of life. She has faced her issues and gotten stronger, more confident, and learned to embrace her body as it is. She has now become a role model and a change maker for thousands of young women that face the same situations as she does and still does.

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Ashley Graham is active on social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has gained more than 312k followers on Twitter, more than 8.1 million followers on Instagram, and over 2.7 million followers on Facebook.

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