Think J.Law has a fab hourglass body? According to plus-size model Ashley Graham, Hollywood can—and should—go bolder!
Graham, who’s posed for a host of fashion mags (including Vogue and Elle), dished to The Edit about being all about that bass—and Jennifer Lawrence’s gorgeous, but not quite full, body.
“Jennifer Lawrence is the media’s poster girl for curves – she’s tiny,” Graham, 27, said. “There needs to be more education in schools, because that’s where eating disorders start. It’s not just about being healthy; it’s also about loving who you are.”
Graham certainly does—and with good reason! She starred in Lane Bryant’s too-sexy-for-daytime-TV commercial in 2010, a clip that featured the bodacious bombshell leaving a glam estate in nothing but a trench coat and lace undies. Nevertheless, nearly a million curious minds flocked to YouTube to see it before its mandatory post-8 p.m. airtime. (Oh, how times have changed!)
Since then, between modeling gigs, the MTV Made guest coach has made stops at high schools around the country, talking to teens about the importance of body acceptance. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a size 2 or 22,” Graham told the e-mag. “You can be healthy as long as you’re taking care of your body, working out, and telling yourself ‘I love you’ instead of taking in the negativity of beauty standards.”