"I'm Not Ashamed of a Few Lumps": Ashley Graham Gets Real About Body Image

On the heels of Lena Dunham’s unretouched Glamour cover and Chrissy Teigen’s carefree stretch mark snap, Ashley Graham has once again embraced body positivity on social media. The model took to Instagram today to deliver an important message to her fans with a photo of herself on the beach showcasing her cellulite.


Celebrities are increasingly using their social media to promote positive messages to their fans, proving that all sizes, shapes, and levels of smoothness are equally beautiful. Graham, who rose to fame as a model for Lane Bryant and as the first plus-size model to be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, captioned the photo with an inspiring message: “I workout. I do my best to eat well. I love the skin I'm in. And I'm not ashamed of a few lumps, bumps or cellulite.. and you shouldn't be either. #beautybeyondsize #lovetheskinyourein”

The response for the photo was overwhelmingly positive and resonated well with the Instagram community. Comments praised Graham for her honesty and transparency, appreciating that she is helping to spearhead the body positivity movement in the industry. Many fans simply thanked Graham for her bravery, saying that she inspires them to do the same.

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