Model Ashley Graham Is Body Confidence

Model Ashley Graham has taken the modeling world by storm. As the first plus-size model to be featured in Sports Illustrated for her Swimsuits For All campaign, she is redefining what it means to have body confidence, and is inspiring women of all shapes and sizes to love their bodies, too. 

"I got told at the very beginning, when I was about 12 years old, 'If you lost a ton of weight, you would be a major model,'" Graham told The Coveteur. "My mom just looked at the lady, started laughing and said, 'We won’t be doing that.' That gave me so much confidence because if my mom didn't think I needed to lose weight, then obviously I didn't need to. You look up to your parents or whoever raises you for that validation, and that was something that my mother was not even concerned about." 

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