Ashley Graham is a 30 year old plus size model. She was born on October 30, 1987 and grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was discovered in 2000 and is now a model as well as a body activist and an author. In 2012 she was named The Full Figure Model of the Year. In 2013 she designed her own lingerie line for plus size women. In 2015 she was one of the first plus size models to in Sports Illustrated Issue and then in 2016 she was the first plus size model on the cover of the magazine. This year she also published her first book “A New Model”. I chose her as my eminent person because I really wanted to focus on girl power and how girls should love themselves. Ashley Graham is a clear example of a girl who loves herself and has confidence in her body. She does not have the typical model body type but she can work it just as well. I do not see myself going into the same career as her modelling wise, but I am always trying to get girls to love themselves and their bodies on a daily basis. I do this because I myself suffer from insecurities with my body but since I am an athlete I am always trying to improve my body. Really though there is no improvement because every body type is beautiful and I would really like every person know that. An obstacle that gets in the way of me being as eminent as Ashley, is that I have a lot of self doubt and I do not think I would be able to put myself out there. By putting myself out there I could also be a person who shows the world that every body type is beautiful, but since I do not always think that my body is beautiful it would make me a hypocrite in some ways. I don’t think that there are many barriers in my way for connecting with Ashley. The only thing I would consider would be the environment that she lives in. Since she grew up and lives in the states, she had a higher chance of achieving what she is today which could be harder for me because of where I live. I would like to learn what her story is and how she became so confident in herself even though I am sure there were people who doubted her. I really wish that I could be as confident as she is, more self confidence and less self doubt is a goal of mine. 

 

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