Cake by the Ocean! Ashley Graham Twerks on the Beach in a Black Bikini
Ashley Graham is currently on a Puerto Rican vacation with friends — and shared a video of herself twerking on the beach
As Americans bundle up for the cold weather hitting the United States this week, supermodel Ashley Graham is stripping down to her bathing suit.
The 28-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl is currently on a vacation in Puerto Rico with friends and she shared a video of herself enjoying fun in the sun on the beach.
Dressed in a black bikini from her Swimwear For All collection, the size-16 brunette beauty pointed her booty towards the camera and twerked for her friends, before facing the camera and laughing afterwards.
If Graham is dancing, it’s because she has a lot to celebrate.
2016 has had an unstoppable year for her. In addition to covering Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Graham launched her lingerie line at Nordstrom, starred in a body positive Lane Bryant ad, fronted Dressbarn’s new size-inclusive “More Than a Name” campaign, got her own Barbie — and launched the highly anticipated America’s Next Top Model reboot.
The show, which premiered Monday, had it’s highest ratings in 5 years. And while Graham and fellow judges Law Roach, Drew Elliot and Rita Ora have helped breath new life into the ANTM franchise, not everything was super happy with how things went down.
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Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks said she was disappointed that there were no curvy women among the contestants selected to be a part of this season new season – despite Graham’s presence.
“A curvy judge but no curvy contestants?” the 27-year-old actress wrote on Instagram. “Out of all 24 girls not one was plus!”
While Brooks commended the show for having a diverse cast, she said she felt it was a missed opportunity to not include a curvy model.
“This could’ve been a perfect opportunity for them to highlight fabulous designers that also do plus fashion or highlight strictly plus designers that rarely get any shine,” she wrote. “They could’ve also highlighted the struggles that come with being plus. The plus competitor would’ve been able to lean on the fact that a reflection of herself (Ashley Graham) was in the room reminding her that her dream is possible.”
Graham — who was featured alongside Brooks in Lane Bryant’s fall 2016 campaign — later spoke out in defense of the show, sharing on Instagram that she hoped her inclusion on the judging panel would pave the way for more curvy women to be on the show.
“I will always advocate for #BeautyBeyondSize and together we will open more doors for size diversity so that everyone is represented equally,” Graham added. “Everyone using their voices to stand up for curves makes me hopeful that we will see another curvy and fierce individual win the competition!”
Now that’s something to dance about.