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Lydia Price
May 05, 2017 10:34 AM

Goddess among us Ashley Graham, who has graced the likes of Vogue and Sports Illustrated, recently opened up to V magazine about her journey to self-love.

“I grew up in a very Christian home, so words have power,” she told the mag. “I took that with me into every area of my life. If you say, ‘I’m fat,’ that’s how you’re going to feel. If you say, ‘I’m stupid,’ that’s how you’re going to start your day. I wake up sometimes and I feel like the fattest person alive, but I’m not going to let that affect the rest of my day. Say to yourself, ‘I like this day. I am bold, I am beautiful, and I am brilliant.’ For me, that hits the interior, the exterior, and it makes me feel smart.”

Because we can’t possibly have enough Graham in our lives, we’re treating ourselves to 30 more times she embodied the definition of “flawless.”

When she was a walking, talking piece of art at the Met Gala.

When she celebrated International Lingerie Day by prancing around in a thong.

Happy International Lingerie Day 💋

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When she graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

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When she casually became an author.


When she got out of a pool in slow motion and it was as if the world had stopped.

Happy International Lingerie Day 💋

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When she went on a national morning show to talk about her own body-proud series.

When she did inverted sit-ups like the superwoman she is.

When we couldn’t take our eyes off of her golden skin and enchanting silhouette.

When she was on a boat.

☀️👙🐠🍉

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When she gave us string bikini confidence.

When she reminded us all what an immaculate selfie looks like.

When she demonstrated the best way to kill time on set …


… Multiple times.

When her glam was next level.

✨Thank you Miami✨ @oribecanales @leslielopezmakeupartist

A post shared by A S H L E Y G R A H A M (@theashleygraham) on Jan 23, 2016 at 4:50pm PST

When her squad was fierce.

#mysquad 👠💅🏼👙💄 @cassblackbird @preciousleexoxo @taralynn

A post shared by A S H L E Y G R A H A M (@theashleygraham) on Jan 7, 2016 at 9:28am PST

When she biked 25 miles in a day.

When she decided this beach was a topless beach.

When she stuck to her training regime despite having a sprained foot.

When she worked with the United Nations on a women’s campaign.

When she did more at the gym in one day than we’ve done in the last decade.


When she continued to prove that bikinis should be part of everyone’s daily wardrobe.

When she gave us a peek, and we all wanted to be her boo.

When she was white hot.

When she showed us what true relaxation looks like.

#coachella vibin'

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When she threw shade in the best way.

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