Ashley Graham Shares More from Her Nude Photoshoot: See the New Photos!
Ashley Graham shared more photos from her nude photoshoot, and shows off her stretch marks
Ashley Graham wants you to “love the skin you’re in.”
The model shared another photo from her nude photoshoot for V magazine, where she bares her backside — stretch marks and all.
“I think I hit bottom around 18,” she tells the magazine, on newsstands now. “I was disgusted with myself and told my mom I was coming home. And she told me, ‘No, you’re not, because you told me that this was what you wanted and I know you’re supposed to do this. It doesn’t matter what you think about your body, because your body is supposed to change somebody’s life.’ ”
Graham’s mom had a huge impact on her life — and body image — from a young age.
“I remember my first signs of cellulite, in middle school. I remember telling my mom ‘Isn’t it disgusting? It’s so ugly.’ She pulled her pants down and said, ‘Look, I have it, too. And I was like, ‘Gasp!’ ”
“She looked at me, then at it, and just rolled her eyes,” Graham says. “She didn’t tell me that it’s beautiful or ugly. She just made it a nonissue.”
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Graham names her as one of her two biggest role models.
“Today I have two role models. One of them is my mom,” Graham says. “Just seeing how happy she has been going through [life] and how she’s handled every curveball is like, that’s a women who has integrity and dignity and has been kind and generous to people around her.”