Ashley Graham has officially been named by Maxim magazine as the “World’s S*xiest Woman” for 2023.
And to honor the 35-year-old mother of three, Ashley Graham is on the cover of Maxim’s special “Hot 100” issue and is praised in the cover story that goes with it.
In the article, Ashley Graham is called the “Queen of Curves,” “an absolute goddess of the runway,” and “as gorgeous as she is inspirational.”
Also, the supermodel was honest about how she felt about honor and her body, telling readers:
We can look at everybody’s shapes and sizes, gender, ethnicity, and age as part of who they are; it doesn’t have to be a negative or a positive.
Our bodies are always changing, and they’re always evolving. I’ve been using my own body as a tool to be able to talk about these feelings.
And messages like the ones above show how much Ashley Graham deserves the title since she beat out Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, and Doja Cat to win it.
She now joins the ranks of Paige Spiranac (2022), Jessica Alba (2001), Jennifer Garner (2002), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (2011), Miley Cyrus (2013), and Teyana Taylor (2021; the first black woman to win the title).
After she told her 20 million Instagram followers about the news, many of them praised her in the comments.
Because of you, Ashley, I’m not ashamed of my extra pounds that I put on as I’ve gotten older. Thank you for helping me embrace that side of me. I wish you had been around when I was much younger and made to feel ashamed of my curves and extra weight,
one person wrote.
So glad that with age comes wisdom, understanding, and acceptance.
A second added:
Today is my birthday and I want to thank you for being such an inspiration for me.”
And a third wrote:
You deserve this, thank you for being such a positive role model.
Ashley Graham has been married to Justin Ervin for 13 years.
They have three children together: Isaac, who was born in 2020, and Malachi and Roman, who were born as twins in 2022.
The model has always talked about how important it is for plus-size women to be represented.
In fact, she was praised in December 2022 for how she responded to a journalist who said “the fat positivity movement is getting out of hand.”
According to the Independent, the statement was made by self-proclaimed “anti-woke journalist” Sameera Khan in a quickly deleted tweet.
Graham didn’t let that stop her from shining bright and posting a beautiful photo of her outfit with the caption:
Quote tweet this with a photo of you taking ‘fat positivity’ too far. I’ll start.
If she keeps being so iconic, she’ll be named “World’s S*xiest Woman” again next year.