Ashley Graham or Ash for short to say the least is a breathtaking beauty who has taken the world by storm, not only with her exotic beauty but her girl next door personality and charm, but before we get into her present day activities, let’s take at look Ashley’s life.
Ashley Graham Personal Fact Table
|Ashley Ann Graham
|Date of Birth
|October 30 1987
|As of October 30th 2019, Ashley was 32 years old
|Place of Birth
|Lincoln, Nebraska USA
|Plus size model, Body activist
|Scott Middle School / Lincoln Southwest High School
|Married to Justin Ervin
|10 Million plus
Ashley was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has two beautiful sisters. Her mother Linda Graham always encouraged Ashley to live out her dreams and be everything that she could be.
Ashley is one of those models that was not necessarily striving to be a model at the time of her discovery, as a matter of fact, she was discovered by an international modelling agency at the age of 12 while strolling through a shopping mall. When the agency realised what they had, she was signed on after only a year. Her amazing attitude and great personality paired with her curvaceous figure and breathtaking appearance was too much to be true.
Ashley Graham Measurements / Statistics
|5’ 9” 175cm
|187 – 201 pounds 85 – 91 kg
|42-30-46 in 107-76-117 cm
|10 (US) – 40.5 (EU) – 7.5 (UK)
|Full Lips – Curvaceous figure
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue fell in love with Ashley making her the first plus size model to make the cover and be featured in the famous Swimsuit issue. With over 8 million views, Ash appeared in one of the TV commercials for Luke Bryant. She has also graced the stage on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Here is one for you, Ashley Graham was the first plus sized model to be hired by Jenifer Lopez for her clothing line.
As her career progressed Ashley has made appearances in some of the most prestigious magazines in the world including Glamour, Burst, Vogue, Bazaar, Elle and Harpers just to name a few.
Publishing her book that is an inspiring body positive masterpiece titled “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty and Power really look like: is just the beginning of her author career as she plans to write more books in the coming years.
Ashley has worked with so many brands and on so many advertisements to date that it would be impossible to list them all but we thought it would be important to name a few.
- Elomi Lingerie
- Lane Bryant
- Old Navy
- Simply Be
Ashley Graham Social Media Presence
|Social Media Platform
Ashley Graham on Social Media
Ashley Graham Favourite Things
|Sports Illustrated Model
|Love You For Ever
|Beyonce Run The World
|IMG Models – Sydney
|IMG Models – London
|IMG Models – New York
|IMG Models – Milan
Ashley Graham Diet
Off to a great start to Ashley’s day, she kicks off her morning with a glass of hot water and lemon. Her diet strategy is to start eating light and add substance as her day progresses. This means fruit in the morning. Fruit offers a wide range of vitamins and minerals, energy and is easy to digest.
Just before lunch she typically will drink a green juice smoothie incorporating kale, lemon, apple, ginger, spinach and beetroot. This drink is loaded with all her essential vitamins and minerals and an excellent detoxifier. In addition it fills her up to reduce her appetite.
Heading into lunch, salad is the name of the game with quinoa, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, any green leafy vegetable and pesto sauce as the dressing. If she requires a mid afternoon energy boost, she will treat herself to four squares of 80% chocolate.
On the top of Ashley’s list of favorites for dinner, chicken with Brussel sprouts, or sweet potato with olive oil-sautéed vegetables. Oh and yes a glass of red wine to help the digestive system.
Her diet regime appears structured to say the least, but Ashley also believes you need to spoil yourself to. So to round out her life style, she does have cheat days that likely will include one of the following, pizza crust dipped in Nutella, mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese, but keep these treats to yourself.
Ashley Graham Fights Back Against Body Shaming Trolls
Ashley promotes fitness to be about being healthy and feeling good and not about a women’s dress size.
In 2017 Ashley went head to head with Trolls on Instragram. These shaming individuals attempted to shame her physique. Really….REALLY..This stunning women who makes millions of dollars as a plus size model has body shaming trolls. We just don’t get it. They must be jelious of her success and her overwhelming, breathtaking beauty…Shame on them. Anyway, Ashley replied with the following:
“Just for the record I work out to stay healthy, feel good, get rid of jet lag, clear my head, show big girls we can move like the rest of ’em, stay flexible and strong, gave more energy,” she wrote. “I don’t work out to lose [sic] weight or my curves, I love the skin I’m in.”
Good For You Ashley!!!
Ashley Graham Fitness Profile
Ashley G. believes that mixing things up at the gym is important. Cross training is key and keeps things exciting. Kick boxing is her go to sport to keep her focused.
She tries to get to the gym a minimum of five days a week.
Her workout includes an extreme combination that is not for the faint of heart. Her full body routine incorporates a blended approach with mainstream movements including lunges, burpees, squats and side lunges, then moves into a more intensive routine using medicine balls, hammers, and a large tire.
Always ready to try new physical challenges, Ashley also incorporates aerial work, skipping rope and rollerblading to create a well rounded routine.
Ashley also has a separate abdominal workout that focuses on her sexy mid section. She has this broken down into two sections doing each section three times. Ref: Ashley’s Video below “Meet Your Abs”
Section One – Repeat 3 Times
- Bird dog – 10 reps on each side
- High plank -30 seconds
- Side plank – 30 seconds
Section Two – Repeat 3 Times
- Dead bug hold – 10 seconds on each leg
- Side bend crunch -20 reps on each side
- Pallof press – 15 reps on each side
Ashley Uses Weight Lifting To Strengthen Her Structure
- Squats 20 reps
- Triceps Extension – 20 reps
- Triceps Kickback: – 20 reps
- Dumbbell Biceps Curl – 20 reps
- EZ Bar Biceps Curl 20 reps
- Dumbbell Chest Fly 20 reps
- Dumbbell Bench Press 20 reps
- Bent-Over Row 20 reps
- Lat Pulldown 20 reps
- Machine Shoulder Press 20 reps
- Lateral Raises 20 reps
Don’t Mess With Ashley, Calling out Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows On Instagram
We have been told since we are children that models for example the Angels from Victoria’s Secret really do not have attainable bodies for 95% of women. So we are told that we need to love ourselves, yet these models are truly always in the back of most women’s minds. But are they really that beautiful?
We are suppose to understand that the clothing they wear will not in fact look like that on the rest of us, plus keep in mind each garment is customized for each particular model that is wearing it.
Really its not even fair to be honest to use these models wearing clothing that will never appear the way they do on the catwalks as they are called. Keep in mind also that these role playing fashion models not only have their faces done up with makeup but their bodies to.
Ashley has spent her lifetime preaching and demonstrating that full figured women are just as beautiful and depending on your personal taste, even more beautiful.
So with that said, Ashley posted the above photo of herself on a runway wearing wings with a caption that said… “Got my wings!”
Ashley Graham Fact Summary
|Ashley has launched her own plus-sized lingerie collection in May 2015.
|Started modeling after being discovered by I & I agency in Oak View Mall in 2000 at the age of 12.
|Ashley is a morning person.
|Her motto is – “Sexy is a state of mind”.
|She has been included in the top 10 Sexiest Women List on models.com numerous times.
|Her Lane Bryant lingerie commercial was banned in 2010, which helped her to get a lot of extra publicity.
|Many cover pages of fashion magazines like: O Magazine, Latina Glamour, Sports Illustrated and Vogue.
|Voted Full Figured Fashion Week’s Model for Year 2012.
|High school speaker, speaking about body acceptance and body image.
|Jennifer Lopez is Ashley’s idol.
|Was Sports Illustrated “Rookie of the Year 2016” and became an SI swimsuit model.
|Appeared in MTV’s Made in 2007.
|First plus-sized model to be hired by Jennifer Lopez for her clothing line.
Final Notes From Our Team On Ashley Graham
Well we sat in our boardroom and asked our team to throw words on the table that described Ashley. We have already used some of these words but thought we would share the list with you. This list is in the exact order as it was created with no editing.
|Sexy as hell
|Leader not a follower
|Love her curves
So there you have it. Ashley whatever you doing, keep doing it. People love you; think you are simply stunning and inspirational to women across the globe. Hope we see more of you very soon and we are sure we will.