Changing the world one magazine cover at a time, plus-size model Ashley Graham, stripped down to flaunt her hot bod as ‘Maxim’ magazine’s April cover girl. With just a white shirt covering her lady parts, the bombshell rocked an incredibly sultry vibe, and damn — she looked FINE!
Ashley Graham, 28, exudes MAJOR body confidence on the cover of Maxim magazine as she fiercely shows off her sexy curves in nothing but her birthday suit. SUPER impressive for her very first Maxim cover, eh? But not only is Ashley’s seductive spread totally bold and empowering, her accompanying interview is just as brilliant. Talk about inspiring!
In her steamy cover pic, Ashley dons a wickedly hot smokey eye accompanied by totally bare lips and a totally bare bod! Simply holding up a white button-down to strategically hide her assets, Ashley stares down the camera with her best bedroom eyes. Inside the publication, she lounges in sexy lace lingerie, revealing all her curves as she gives the photographer (Gilles Bensimon) more sultry stares. If this Maxim shoot proves anything, it’s that Ashley is without a doubt one of the top models of the moment!
And the fact that she’s been steadily rising to fame since her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit spread, is not lost on the brunette beauty. In her Maxim interview, Ashley even spoke about her modeling industry takeover and how she’s successfully demolishing tired beauty standards — next stop, taking over the world! As if you needed ANOTHER reason to love her, right?
“I know these celebrity entrepreneurs are just people. They’ve just been given the right opportunities and have soared with them. And that’s what I’m trying to do. I’m gonna take over,” Ashley gushed. You go girl! We just love her complete confidence and overall warrior attitude. But that’s not to say the voluptuous cover star hasn’t faced her fair share of haters.
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Just last month, in February 2016, ex-supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, 68, slammed Ashley for appearing “unhealthy” and promoting poor health habits. “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them…your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]. That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it,” the retired supermodel told E! at the 13th Annual Global Green USA Pre-Oscar Party. “No, I don’t think it’s healthy. Her face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.” Ouch!
But don’t worry, Ashley doesn’t let negativity get her down! “Cheryl Tiegs may have said what she said and it may have hurt a lot of peoples’ feelings,” said Ashley to E! News, “but my skin is so thick. I kind of rolled my eyes.” Preach, girl! Not only is Ashley the new face for beauty and fashion everywhere, but she’s also a new face for woman empowerment as well. How incredible is THAT?
What do you think about Ashley Graham’s nude cover, HollywoodLifers? Doesn’t she look amazing?