Plus size supermodel Ashley Graham isn’t one to shy from the camera. The super curvy supermodel and body activist is usually happy to boldly go where no-one has gone before.
In her latest shoot for V Magazine, Ashley Graham BARES ALL (literally) in this full nude photo shoot.
The black and white images captured by Mario Sorrenti and styled by George Cortina is testament to Ashley’s bravery.
For those of you with body image issues, you can look to Ashley for inspiration as some of the images, showcase stretch marks, cellulite and all the other things that the media industry try to retouch and remove from natural images.
During her interview with V Magazine, Ashley Graham speaks to Tracee Ellis Ross about role models, mothers, and mantras in our summer. On cellulite Ashley says,
I remember my first signs of cellulite, in middle school. I remember telling my mom, “Isn’t it disgusting? It’s so ugly.” She pulled her pants down and said, “Look, I have it, too.” And I was like, “Gasp!” She looked at me, then at it, and just rolled her eyes. She didn’t tell me that it’s beautiful or ugly. She just made it a nonissue. It doesn’t define my worth. If women like you and me continue to preach that, then I feel like younger girls are going to grasp it and they’re going to be like, “Who cares!”
Speaking on role models Ashley says,
Growing up, I idolized Beyoncé, J-Lo, and the Spice Girls. I was a mix between Ginger and Scary Spice. I wore the Scary buns and Ginger’s slutty, leopard outfits. Today, I have two role models. One of them is my mom. Just seeing how happy she has been going through [life] and how she’s handled every curveball is like, That’s a women who has integrity and dignity and has been kind and generous to people around her. Business-wise, it’s Kathy Ireland. She’s OG. When she was younger and in Sports Illustrated she was like, I’m going to sell some socks and make a business. Now she has a billion-dollar company. Kathy Ireland, if you’re out there, I’m still trying to be your best friend. You’re on my vision board.
Now that you’ve seen the images, go to V magazine and read the insightful interview.