A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like

A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like

by Ashley Graham, Rebecca Paley


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“Evocative.”  — The Cut

One of the most outspoken voices gracing the cover of magazines today encourages women to be their most confident selves, recognize their personal beauty, and reach for their highest dreams in this wise, warm, and inspiring memoir.

Voluptuous beauty Ashley Graham has been modeling professionally since the age of thirteen. Discovered at a shopping mall in Nebraska, her stunning face and sexy curves have graced the covers of top magazines, including Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, and she was the first size 14 model to appear on the front of the wildly popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The face of brands such as H&M Studio, she is also a judge for the latest season of America’s Next Top Model. And that’s only the beginning for this extraordinary talent.

Ashley is leading a new generation of women breaking ground and demolishing stereotypes, transforming our ideals about body image and what is fashionable and beautiful. A woman who proves that when it comes to beauty, size is just a number, she is the voice for the body positivity movement today and a role model for all women—no matter their individual body type, shape, or weight.

In this collection of insightful, provocative essays illustrated with a dozen photos, Ashley shares her perspective on how ideas around body image are evolving—and how we still have work to do; the fun—and stress—of a career in the fashion world; her life before modeling; and her path to accepting her size without limiting her dreams—defying rigid industry standards and naysayers who told her it couldn’t be done. As she talks about her successes and setbacks, Ashley offers support for every woman coming to terms with who she is, bolster her self-confidence, and motivates her to be her strongest, healthiest, and most beautiful self.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062667946
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 684,524
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ashley Graham is a world-renowned model who has been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Elle UK, Style Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, and many other publications. She is a body activist who speaks out about body positivity and self-acceptance, particularly for women. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction: My (Cellulite) Revolution ix

Chapter 1 Fame, Fortune, Self-love-What Modeling Doesn't Get you 1

Chapter 2 My Vagina: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility 29

Chapter 3 Put the Snickers Down 55

Chapter 4 When the Fun and Games Arent Fun Anymore 71

Chapter 5 Taking Cover 91

Chapter 6 How to Slay your Style 115

Chapter 7 I Feel your Food Fomo 135

Chapter 8 The Ties That Bind 153

Chapter 9 Turning the Competition into Community 163

Postscript: Beauty Beyond Size 181

Acknowledgments 195

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