Model Ashley Graham has bared all for a revealing new V Magazine photoshoot.
The 29-year-old Sports Illustrated beauty stripped off for the arty black and white shoot and told the magazine she’s desperate to become veteran model Kathy Ireland’s best pal.
“Today I have two role models,” she explains. “One of them is my mom… that’s a woman who has integrity and dignity and has been kind and generous to people around her.
“Business-wise, it’s Kathy Ireland… When she was young and in Sports Illustrated she was like, ‘I’m going to sell some socks and make a business’. Now she has a billion-dollar company. Kathy Ireland, if you’re out there, I’m still trying to be your best friend. You’re on my vision board.”
Ashley also opens up about the first signs of cellulite on her legs in middle school, revealing she thought it was “disgusting”.
"I think I hit bottom around 18. 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.'" @theashleygraham bares all to @traceeellisross in the link in our bio. Photographed by @mario_sorrenti, styled by @georgecortina for #V107, on stands now.
“I remember telling my mum, ‘Isn’t it disgusting? It’s so ugly’,” she recalls. “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. She didn’t tell me that it’s beautiful or ugly. She just made it a non-issue.”