Ashley Graham has embraced her curves, and now she's making the fashion world do the same!
The beauty will presenting the Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection for Addition Elle at KIA STYLE360 tomorrow — the only plus-size fashion show during New York Fashion Week (she's modeling the Modern Boudoir set above).
Ashley shared her excitement with us EXCLUSIVELY ahead of the show:
"It's so exciting to be one of the leaders in the body positivity movement. I take my role as a body activist very seriously and truly want to help create change that is long overdue. I love co-designing and modeling my lingerie collection with Addition Elle, and look forward to many more collections to come."
While the change may be overdue, the 27-year-old hopes she and others can spur it along:
"I do believe that things are changing — we're not where we need to be yet — but we're definitely making great progress. With every new campaign, collection, runway show, magazine cover, and more, we're showing that women's curves are beautiful and need to be represented."
[ Related: See Ashley's Sexy Lingerie Ads! ]
Still, there are haters out there, like YouTuber Nicole Arbour, who recently came under fire (and lost a job) with her "Dear Fat People" upload. Ashley says the vile video did have one silver lining:
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