Ashley Graham is an American television presenter and one of the most famous plus-size models in the world. Here you can learn all there is to know about her life path, career, relationships, and income.
Ashley Graham was born on October 30, 1987. She spent most of her childhood in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is the oldest of three Graham children.
Ashley attended Scott Middle School and Lincoln Southwest High School; during her studies, she had been diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Due to these diagnoses, the model never thought of herself as smart early on in her life. Thankfully, that changed, and now she says she proud of herself and everything that she is. She is also trying to shed some light on body positivity, even though she realizes we have a long way to go from fully succeeding that goal.
The I & I agency first recognized her potential during the model’s shopping spree in Omaha, Nebraska- this happened back in 2000.
She signed her first contract in 2001 with Wilhelmina Models. Then, she signed deals with Ford Models and even got the chance to appear in YM magazine this early into her career.
She joined fellow plus-size models like Kate Dillon Levin, and Amy Lemons in the 2009 issue of Glamour titled “These Bodies Are Beautiful at Every Size”. A year later, she took part in Lane Bryant TV commercial that had sparked many controversies, in which the model, alongside a few more women, appears topless while talking about what “their bodies are made for”. Of course, the plus-size model had to join Leno as a guest during The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and discuss the controversies that surrounded the minute-long ad.
Ashley walked for Love Mag, Dolce and Gabbana, Christian Siriano, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, and more. She did campaigns for Levi, but also Marina Rinaldi. Her client list is quite long, and it contains names such as Evans, Hames, Nordstrom, Addition Elle, Bloomingdale’s, Target, Elomi Lingerie…
She also hosted Miss USA 2016, Miss Universe 2016, Miss USA 2017, Miss Universe 2017, and Miss Universe 2018. In addition to this, she was the official judge for America’s Next Top Model. It has been announced that she would be hosting the second season of American Beauty Star.
Besides being a model, Ashley is also a writer. Her book, “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like”. This memoir works as an insight into her modeling career, advocates for body positivity, and breaks down all of her experiences.
Ashley was one of the contestants in an episode of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle. She won against Jermaine Fowler. She starred in the music videos for “Toothbrush” by DNCE and “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 and Cardi B.
Some of her fortunes come from ultra-successful social media accounts. Her Instagram profile has over ten million followers, and her Twitter page has almost 330 thousand followers at the moment.
Talking about her YouTube activity, the channel named after the model has around 120 thousand subscribers and discussions about all essential things to the modeling world. Her show, posted on YouTube, is titled “Pretty Big Deal”. In the first few moments of its trailer, the model states that “Confidence is key” and that she would be hosting people and discussing why they are a pretty big deal. At the end of the 30-second video, she notes out that we, the viewers, shouldn’t forget that we are a “pretty big deal ourselves”.
The model first met her husband, Justin Ervin, back in 2009 during a visit to a church. She recalled the time when Justin met her parents. Ashley said that she was embarrassed and sad that the people that had raised her mistreated him only because of his darker skin tone.
She, of course, apologized to her then-boyfriend, to which he replied with: “Racism is never surprising, but it’s always disappointing.”
Ten years after they married, Ashley gave birth to a baby boy. Since the child is only a few days old, the couple had no time to reveal his name, but we are sure that the plus-size modeling icon will do that in a couple of days.
Ashley Graham Net Worth 2023
The successful model Ashley Graham has her net worth in early 2023 estimated to be around $10 million. This money comes from several different endorsements.