Jennifer Lopez’s perspective

  1. Exposition

Ashley Graham’s early life

  • Born 1987
  • Grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska
  1. Conflict introduced

Beginning of Ashley’s career

  • Discovered in 2000 when she was 13
  • Did any little job she could, Playtex, Just My Size, Dillard’s. Even wore a sweater with dancing cats on it for the department store, Bon-Ton. Anything to get experience

Getting to model for Jennifer Lopez’s clothing line, JLO

  • Went to New York City
  • Met with Wilhelmina Models, helped her get her first major deal with  Jennifer Lopez’s clothing company, JLO.
  • First plus size girl to model for her
  • J. Lo. music was her favourite at that time
  • She got to keep the clothes
  • Clothes actually fit her, other teen brands didn’t
  1. Rising action

Her career moving forward

  • Full figure model of the year, 2012
  • Own lingerie line, 2013

Career moving forward cont.

  • One of the first plus size model to appear in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, 2015
  1. Climax

Highest point of Ashley’s career (so far)

  • The first plus size model to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, 2016
  1. Falling action

What she’s doing now

  • Published her book A New Model, May 9, 2017
  • Speaks in high schools about body image and acceptance
  • Participates in humanitarian missions in South Africa with the Themba Foundation.
  • Is a proponent of the Health at Every Size movement
  1. Resolution


  • Something about her future
  • How she’s such a great girl
  • Hope for the best
  • Closing statement