Ashley Graham responds to Kendall Jenner’s divisive modelling comments


Ashley Graham has responded to controversial comments Kendall Jenner recently made about modelling.

In August (18), Kendall was the target of online backlash after an interview with Love magazine was published in which she claimed that she was “super selective” about runway gigs and would never be able to do “30 shows a season or whatever the f**k those girls do”.

The 22-year-old later claimed her words were “taken out of context” and she has “immeasurable” respect for her peers, and now plus-size star Ashley has weighed in on the topic.

“Well, lucky for her! Because I’ve never been… that’s so lucky,” she smiled during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday night (18Oct18) after a caller asked what she thought of Kendall “cherry picking” her modelling jobs. “These t*ts and a*s have just had to fight through and break down barriers every day.”

During the show, Ashley took part in a segment called Spill the Positivi-Tea, in which she was asked to share compliments about celebrities.

She described Gabrielle Union as an “awesome mom and wife”, deemed Karlie Kloss to be “Kloss-y bossy” and dubbed Chrissy Teigen to “truly be your drinking friend”. The 30-year-old then noted that Gigi Hadid is the “hardest working woman” in the fashion game, and when queried over Kendall, she stated nicely, “She’s in the demand, honey!”

After the late-night programme aired, Ashley took part in another interview with host Andy, where she was asked if she preferred appearing in Maroon 5’s Girls Like You video or playing Joe Jonas‘ love interest in the clip for his band DNCE’s song Toothbrush.

“When I had to do the sexual chemistry moment, it was definitely Joe,” she laughed. “It was fun.”