Ever since Ashley Graham landed herself on the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2016 Swimsuit Issue, nothing has been standing in her way ... not even the unrealistic beauty standards set by the fashion industry.
Taking to Instagram over the weekend, the 28-year-old "size sexy" model shared a sneak peek of her latest high-fashion shoot with Fashion Unfiltered, which sees her completely naked, wearing only a bright red wig.
"And they said I wasn't an editorial girl.. 🚼 | Sneak peek from my @fashionunfiltered story releasing Mon! | #slay #beautybeyondsize," the "America's Next Top Model" judge captioned the photo.
According to photographer Miguel Reverie’s Instagram, Graham’s Fashion Unfiltered shoot is not just an editorial, but rather a "beauty story" featuring bronzed makeup, highlighted features and glittery eyes created by Ashley's go to MUA, Vincent Oquendo, as the main spectacle.
The accompanying interview addresses how Graham has continuously been breaking barriers in fashion, an industry she says needs to start "catching up with size diversity."
"It’s not just about one standard of beauty. It’s not just about representing one type of woman. It’s about representing every type of woman," the #BeautyBeyondSize advocate tells the glossy. "And that’s even more beautiful than having women conform to what someone tells them beauty is."
"It’s not just about one standard of beauty. It’s not just about representing one type of woman. It’s about representing every type of woman. And that’s even more beautiful than having women conform to what someone tells them beauty is.” @theashleygraham continues to break barriers in FU's latest shoot, see the full story here: http://bit.ly/FUashleygraham . . Model: @theashleygraham; 📸: @miguelreveriego; Makeup: @makeupvincent; Hair: @rominahair; Nails: @honeynailz #ashleygraham
Graham also discusses how social media has helped many young women find body confidence.
"In the last two years, I’ve never seen young women more confident, and I feel like it’s due to social media," the Lane Bryant spokesmodel said. "You’re able to find your tribe on social media. You’re able to find women and people who look like you and with whom you can communicate. I also think that, now more than ever, with the conversation about body diversity, women are able to look in the mirror and say, 'I love you,' and actually mean it, because they are seeing women that look like them in media."
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