Ashley Graham: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show needs more plus-sized models
Ashley Graham has called for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to have more plus-sized models.
The 28-year-old beauty thinks it’s about time bigger ladies graced the runway at the lingerie giant’s annual catwalk and is waiting for the day they pick up the phone and ask her to sign up.
Asked if she thinks they need to showcase more plus-sized models, Ashley told TMZ: "Oh yeah. I mean when Victoria’s Secret calls me and asks me to be on there runway I am going to say yes. It’s a matter of time."
Meanwhile, the busty brunette said she still watches what she eats and has a fitness routine so that only her ample assets "jiggle".
Asked if she diets, she explained: "I eat in moderation and I workout. Only the things that are supposed to jiggle, jiggle."
Ashley previously admitted that she was told she would never be a cover star because of her size.
The curvaceous model has since defied her critics to cover five magazines in a year and admitted she is focused on having "longevity" in the fashion industry.
Ashley said: "For 10 years I’d been told I was always going to be a catalogue girl, never a cover girl. Well, I got with IMG and did five covers in a year, boom, boom, boom. See, if you have a pretty face doors will open, but your job isn’t just to walk through them, it’s to get invited back.
"Look, I hit the beauty jackpot, I get it, but that’s not enough, you’ve got to have more to have longevity in this business. It’s always been, ‘OK, so what can I do now?’"
Ashley also said she hates being labelled as "plus size" as she thinks the term is "so divisive".
She shared: "When we’re supposed to be talking about diversity for women, it feels so divisive and purpose-defeating, giving us yet another label.
"Do I sometimes wish I were thinner? God, in the old days, absolutely I did, but now I feel that to lose weight would be disloyal to myself. A lot of who I am is connected to my size, and I am so happy with who I am."
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