Ashley Graham shuts down bodyshamer who said she wasn't a "real model" due to her weight
Ashley has often been compared with models of a smaller size, and has been called fat on numerous occasions as well
Ashley Graham is a gorgeous model who has graced the covers of magazines like Sports Illustrated, Vogue and Maxim, to name a few. The size 16 model is pretty confident in flaunting what she's got, but that doesn't mean she isn't subject to body shaming from time to time.
Ashley, who is 30, has often been compared with models of a smaller size, and has been called fat on numerous occasions as well. Her online haters often fat-shame her by posting comparison photos of her and models who are several sizes smaller, labelling Ashley 'fake' versus the other 'real' models.
Instead of ignoring the hate, Ashley addressed the issue head on and spoke up about the troll badmouthing her. The plus-size model took to her Instagram and clapped back at the hate being directed at her.
Ashley decided to talk about the issue while getting ready for a shoot. "I know I'm being a little petty by posting these stupid photos of somebody who wrote 'real model and fat model' but I will let you know nothing defines what a real model or a fat model or fake model is," she said frankly.
"Your weight, your skin, your hair, your religious background, none of that determines whether you're a real model or not. So all those girls out there who have dreams and hopes keep fighting for them and don't let all the losers on Instagram stop…" Ashley concluded.
That was such a classy way to address the whole situation! Even though it may not have stopped the hater, the message is still a very positive one for young girls everywhere struggling with their own body image issues.
We totally agree with Ashley!