It may be the middle of winter, but Ashley Graham is majorly heating things up.
In the series of avant-garde images shot by photographer Steven Klein, the "size sexy" model pushes the limits. She thrusts a suit-wearing gentleman into the air while wearing Christian Louboutin pumps and a barely-there Balmain dress.
She makes out with the same dude by a flight of stairs, wearing nothing but a lace Lane Bryant bra and black thigh-high boots from No Doubt.
And in maybe the strangest image of them all, the Swimsuits For All designer sports clown makeup (you read that right), while wearing only a strapless Lane Bryant bra and high-waist American Apparel thong underwear during some sort of foursome.
A lot to take in? Yeah, we know.
In the accompanying interview, Chelsea Handler chats with the "America's Next Top Model" judge and asks about being a role model and the term plus-size, a label Ashley "can't stand."
"I’ve been doing this now for 17 years and I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve spoken up about the label 'plus-size.'" the Sports Illustrated model said. "I don’t think women should be labeled at all. I think that it’s completely divisive."
Graham says she doesn't take her role in the spotlight lightly, noting that she is grateful to be "the voice and face for so many women that haven't been represented" in the industry before.
"I want to contribute to helping create a world where women can stand up for who they are and express who they want to be," the Vogue U.K. cover girl says.
"I want to be seen as a woman who helped shape an environment that allows women to be unafraid to take risks, because those are the kinds of women that you remember, those are the women you talk about for generations."
Oh how we adore you, Ashley.
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