|Date of Birth
|30 October 1987
|35 Years Old
Ashley Graham is a plus-size model, tv host, and body-positive reformer from the United States. She became well-known in the early 2000s and has become one of the world’s most-known plus-size models. Graham has appeared on the front of several magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, and has walked the fashions of New York Fashion Week. She’s also starred as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway: All Stars.” Graham is also famous for her body-positive work, which includes working for better representation of plus-size models and breaking down beauty ideals in the fashion industry.
Ashley Graham Biography
On October 30, 1987, Ashley Graham was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. She grew up with two younger sisters in a Christian home. Graham’s modeling career started when she was 12 years old upon being spotted by a scout from the I & I agency at a mall in Lincoln.
As soon as she entered Wilhelmina Models in 2001, she started to appear in editorials and advertisements. She appeared in Model Magazine, Glamour, and Elle Quebec, among many other magazines. She has also performed in runway shows in New York Fashion Week for brands including Michael Kors, H&M, and Lane Bryant.
She was the first plus-size model to reach the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in 2016. That same year, she performed in a Lane Bryant tv ad that was banned by several television networks for being “too sexual.”
Graham has also been a judge on America’s Next Top Model and as a mentor on Project Runway: All-Stars. She also has a lingerie and swimwear collection and a book named “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Look Like.”
Graham is famous for her body-positive politics, and it has called for more excellent representation of plus-size models in the fashion industry. She is also a motivational speaker who has talked about self-esteem and trust at many events.
|Ashley Ann Graham
|Date of Birth
|30 October 1987
|35 Years Old
|Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
|Currently Live In
|Model and Television Presenter
|TV Series: What Would You Do? (2017)
Music Video: Toothbrush (2016)
|2000 – Present
|German and English Descent
|Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Scott Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska
|Local University of Lincoln in Nebraska, the United States
|Bachelor of Computer Applications
Ashely Graham Education
Ashley Graham attended Lincoln Southwest High School while finishing middle school at Scott Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska. She joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after graduating high school but still needs to complete her education. Instead, she decided to make modeling her full-time profession.
Graham has stated that she struggled with her body image and self-esteem while at school, but her mother always inspired her to embrace and love herself for who she was. She has also acknowledged her problems with fitting in and being accepted by her peers due to her curvy physique. She is now a huge supporter of body positivity and self-acceptance due to her experiences.
Ashley Graham Career
Ashley Graham’s career was launched when she was only 12 years old and was identified by a scout at a Lincoln, Nebraska, strip mall. In 2001, she signed Wilhelmina Models and began starring in various articles and commercials. She was primarily used in plus-size fashion commercials at the start of her career, and she soon rose to be one of the business’s best-known plus-size models.
She set history by being the first plus-size model to grace the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in 2016. She worked in a Lane Bryant advertising campaign that year, which several television networks later decided was “too sexy” and thus blocked from broadcasting. Likewise, she has been published on the covers of several magazines, including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue.
Graham has also performed in the New York Fashion Week shows and walked the ramp for all other designers, like Michael Kors, H&M, and Lane Bryant.
Graham has had television host roles in parallel to performing. She has worked as a mentor and judges both in Project Runway: All Stars and America’s Next Top Model. Her book “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Look Like” was released, and she also has her lingerie and swimwear brand.
In addition to her work favoring plus-size models, Graham is also famous for her work on the body-positive community. She has spoken at multiple events as a motivational speaker about body confidence and self-esteem.
Ashley Graham Family
Ashley Graham’s mother is Linda Graham, a housewife, and her father is Mr. Graham, a database marketer by trade.
She has a sibling. Abigail Graham is indeed the name of her younger sister.
|Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin (Son)
Roman Ervin (Son)
Malachi Ervin (Son)
Ashley Graham Husband
Justin Ervin is the husband of Ashley Graham. He is a videographer and filmmaker. He has worked on numerous projects, such as music videos and short films. The couple wed on August 14, 2010, after meeting in 2009 at a chapel in New York City. Ever since they have been a couple, and in 2020, on their tenth wedding anniversary, they announced they were expecting their first child. Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin, their son, was born to Graham in January 2021. The couple regularly posts photos and videos of each other on social media and has been open about their relationship. They are known for their close friendship and for helping each other financially.
Ashley Graham Physical Appearance
Plus-size model Ashley Graham is addressed in the media owing to her physical features. She has a voluptuous body form and a beautiful figure. Her size is typically listed as 36-30-46, and she is 175 cm (5 feet) tall. Graham often considers factors and body positivity in the fashion industry and speaks about accepting and loving her body.
Her dark eyes match her black hair. She has dark skin. She has received awards throughout her career for her ego and acceptance, and many others who have problems with their body image have drawn success in her.
Remembering that every person’s body is distinctive and should be valued, and a specific set of physical characteristics shouldn’t judge that beauty.
|in centimeters: 179 cm
in meters: 1.79 m
in feet inches: 5’ 9”
|in kilograms: 91 kg
in pounds: 200 lbs
Ashely Graham Awards and Nomination
Throughout her career, Ashley Graham has been rewarded with numerous prizes and awards for her services to the fashion industry and as a body-positive supporter. Among notable awards she has received are:
- She was ranked in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2016.
- In 2016, she won praise as one of Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year.”
- She won the “Fashion Icon” award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in 2017.
- At the 2018 British Plus Size Awards, Graham was awarded the “Body Activist” title.
- At the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year awards, she received the “Fashion Force” award.
- The “Fashion Visionary” award was given to Graham in 2020 during the Glamour Women of the Year celebration.
These are just a few of the awards and honors she has won throughout her career. Also, she has gained respect from many groups, who have asked her to speak on multiple occasions worldwide.
Ashely Graham Net Worth
Around $18 million is said to be Ashley Graham’s net worth. She has included money due to her serious job as a plus-size model, endorsement deals, hosting engagements, and her lingerie and swimwear lines. She has written a book, advocated for body positivity, and spoken. She has moreover hosted “American Beauty Star” (2018) and “Fearless” (2021). She has grown to be one of the industry’s most successful plus-size models because of these many sources of income, which have improved her net worth.