Gorgeous Ashley Graham Reveals She Still Struggles With Body Image Issues, And That’s Just Nuts

“I think I am the fattest woman alive.”


At first glance, Ashley Graham seems like a goddess who walks among us. Not only is the former Maxim cover girl earth-shatteringly gorgeous, but she has boldly forged through the size-ism of the bizarro fashion industry to become the world’s most preeminent “plus-sized” model.


But even our wonderfully curvaceous, body-positive heroes have their off-days. While being honored at the Urban Arts Partnership 25th Anniversary Benefit on Thursday night, Graham spoke about the ebbs and flows of her trademark confidence.


“You can eat a whole bowl of pasta and then you can go and do a lingerie shoot the next day, and I say to myself, ‘What the hell was I thinking?’ I am just like any other woman and I think I am the fattest woman alive — but it is really about how you handle your situation.”

“I look in the mirror and do affirmations . . . ‘You are bold. You are brilliant. You are beautiful.’ If my lower pooch is really popping out that day, I look at it and say, ‘Pooch, you are cute!’ . . . Words have power, and if you are going to use your words negatively, then that is exactly what is going to happen in your life.”

(Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images/Urban Arts Partnership)

No one should have to feel this way, but things may be getting better. Graham’s says that her career, is a “huge testament to how the industry has changed.”

As far as we’re concerned Ashley, you’re pretty much perfect.