|Ashley Graham Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||October 30, 1987|
Ashley Graham is an American plus-size model, television presenter, and body activist who has been a very vocal advocate of body positivity and is considered as one of the most successful plus-size models of her generation, although she does not prefer the use of the term ‘plus-size’ and rather calls it ‘my size’. Over the years, she has worked with a number of successful designers and brands including Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag and Bone, and Christian Siriano.
Ashley Ann Graham
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
New York, United States
From 1999 to 2002, she went to Scott Middle School.
From 2002 to 2005, she attended Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Plus-size Model, Body Activist, Television Presenter
- Mother – Linda Graham
- Siblings – She has two younger sisters.
Ashley Graham is signed to several modeling agencies –
- IMG Models – New York
- IMG Models – Milan
- IMG Models – London
- IMG Models – Sydney
- Wilhelmina Models
- Ford Models
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
85 kg or 187.5 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Ashley Graham has dated –
- Justin Ervin (2009-Present) – Ashley met videographer Justin Ervin at a church in 2009. They started dating after that instant and got married in 2010. Their relationship was a little hard for her Nebraska family to accept and she once stated, “I will never forget that feeling of just sitting there with Justin, thinking, ‘I’m so embarrassed that I had to bring him in to meet these people, these people who raised me and taught me how to live, and he’s being treated so terribly…and he said to me, ‘Racism is never surprising, but it’s always disappointing.'” The duo announced in August 2019 that they were expecting their first child, a boy, and on January 18, 2020, gave birth to their son Isaac Menelik Giovanni. In July 2021, Ashley announced her second pregnancy via Instagram and in September 2021, she revealed that they were expecting twin boys. Ashley gave birth to their twin sons named Malachi and Roman on January 7, 2022. In May 2022, Ashley revealed that she nearly died giving birth to twins after she had suffered a severe hemorrhage.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Welsh, English, and Scottish descent on her father’s side and has German roots on her mother’s side.
- Big and beautiful
- Full lips
42-30-46 in or 107-76-117 cm
16 (US) or 48 (EU) or 20 (UK)
10 (US) or 40.5 (EU) or 7.5 (UK)
She has worked with several brands and appeared in the advertisements for Bloomingdale’s, Elomi Lingerie, Evans, Hanes, Lane Bryant, Levi’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Simply Be, Target and the list go on.
In May 2022, Ashley was announced as the face of Knix Active.
Best Known For
Working as a lingerie model for the plus-size clothing store, Lane Bryant
First TV Show
Apart from fashion shows, she first appeared on the talk show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2010 as herself in episode #43 of season 18.
Ashley does regular workouts to maintain her curves. She spends quality time in the gym to tone her legs (hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes). She was once a size 18, but now with regular exercises and a controlled diet, she has taken it down to size 16.
Ashley even does cycling from Brooklyn to Harlem and then back; that’s around 25+ miles.
She even attends aerobics sessions and does high-intensity cardio.
Her workout is really intense and not for the weak persons to follow straight away. You can check her workout moves at PopSugar.
Ashley has teamed with Curvy Fit Club to carve a 15 minute morning workout, especially for her fans so that they can maintain/get their curvy body just like Ashley.
Ashley Graham Favorite Things
- Food – French Fries
- Song – Fred Hammond’s Love You Forever
- Sports Illustrated Model – Chrissy Teigen
- Sport – Tennis
- Shower Song – Beyoncé‘s Run the World
- Football Team – Minnesota Vikings
Source – Refinery29, InStyle, Wikipedia
Ashley Graham Facts
- Ashley has launched her own plus-sized lingerie collection after getting inspired by “Fifty Shades of Grey” in May 2015.
- She started modeling after getting discovered by the I & I agency in Oak View Mall at the age of 12 (in 2000).
- She is a morning person.
- She goes with the life motto – “Sexy is a state of mind.”
- She has been included in the list of Top S*xiest Women in the models.com list.
- Her Lane Bryant lingerie commercial was banned in 2010 from appearing on television screens. This helped her to get a lot of media coverage.
- She has graced the cover pages of numerous fashion magazines like Vogue, Latina, Glamour, and O Magazine.
- Ashley was Full Figured Fashion Week’s Model of the Year 2012.
- She is a high school speaker, who speaks about body acceptance and body image.
- Jennifer Lopez is Ashley’s idol.
- Ashley was Sports Illustrated’s “Rookie of the Year 2016” and hence officially became an SI swimsuit model.
- Ashley has also appeared in MTV’s Made in 2007.
- She is the first plus-sized model to be hired by Jennifer Lopez for her clothing line.
- She has also been a part of music videos for songs such as Toothbrush by DNCE and Girls Like You by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B.
- Visit her official website @ www.ashleygraham.com.
- Find more about Ashley on Twitter, Facebook Profile, Facebook Page, Instagram, Tumblr.
She never knew her mother or father?
That may explain the over-eating.
Does your self-esteem come from putting others down? Do the number of thumbs up you get make you feel better about yourself? I wonder, by your comment, how good of a job your parents did on teaching you respect of others. Perhaps it was you who didn’t have any (respectable) parents. That seems more plausible and why it has made you bitter and arrogant.
…or you could exercise.
bmi calculator why does it matter you how much she weighs at least she’s not one of these anorexic victoria secret models, shes happy with her body and that’s the only thing that matters. Of you dont like her of dont like the fact that she is confident in her own skin then don’t like her up, easy as that !
It actually does matter… its unhealthy asf to weight 201lbs at 5,9 as a female. obviously being skinny asf is not healthy either, but she is fat for a female at that height.
Why don’t u just keep your opinions to your self she looks beautiful need get off her weight some guy
Seriously? Unknown just means the person writing this did not have access to that information and that she probably keeps it private. I’m sure Ashley herself knows who her parents are.
I thought she was bigger then that…….is it weird I want to make her bigger?
This is a win for the fast food industry. More than a third of adults (34.9 percent) were obese as of 2012. More than two-thirds of adults were overweight or obese (68.6 percent). Approximately 17 percent of children and teenagers (ages 2 to 19) were obese in 2012, and 31.8 percent were either overweight or obese.
This is a role model? I view it as concession to and epidemic.
How do we embrace the crisis? Let’s make it fashionable to be fat. “Let’s make people who stress fitness feel shallow.” Have you see the celebs who say are “proud of their curves” and then get therapy and lose to a healthy weight admit, I wanted to kill myself?” Many times.
If your body came with an owner’s manual, Americans avoid the warranty. SMH
@CSD… Sadly you are exactly correct and it is the Food Industry with the Media who has driven this acceptance of unhealthy obesity is the normal by which we should be seen as. Reading through the comments here where people are just stating their opinion to just then be personally attacked defending obesity is truly sad.
In 2013 the USA lost the title of the most overweight population on the planet to none other than Mexico who is influenced by the USA and unhealthy eating. When the medical industry, the CDC, and Health Insurance all agree that obesity leads to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, ALL killers, one should pay attention. According to the CDC, Ashley Graham is obese and there is no way around it; and praising her obesity, glamorizing it, and stating that obesity is normal is wrong, and shame on the media for promoting an unhealthy lifestyle. Putting Ms. Graham in workout clothing and showing her in photo ops with trainers does not prove she is healthy. If she is as healthy as she claims, let the cameras roll and let us have her climb 10 flights of stairs. This will never happen.
For all the “anti-body shaming crusaders” who will attack me, these comments, and blast it with dislikes; the only thing you have proven is your own denial and refusal that the food industry is out to kill you. Ashley Graham with the Media is one of the their greatest spokeswomen without her saying a single word or paying her a single endorsement. After all… “A Picture is worth 1,000 words.”
@Sean Michael Bond. I think you will find that you’ve been misled as to what constitutes “healthy”. Fat isn’t healthy but neither is skinny or even slim. Slim people, I have found and seen over and over cannot make it up the several flights of stairs from the subway in my town. They don’t all have lung diseases so what could be the problem? They’re not in shape. Being in shape is what is important, not being slim. So I think you’ve been brainwashed a bit. Listening to media too much.
In addition, if you look at Ashley’s face and waist, she doesn’t have any where to go as far as losing weight. She has a tiny waist and no fat hanging on her face. Her body is larger, and that’s all there is to it. And there’s nothing wrong with it. Once again, you’ve been watching too many beer commercials. North Americans are the only ones that are so obsessed with skinny women with big boobs. Which says a lot about the culture as a whole. But nothing good.
Plenty of weight could come off Ms. Graham. If you take a look at her you can’t see even a single muscle fiber it’s all covered by a thick layer of fat. She could drop 10 lbs without anybody noticing.
Her waist isn’t tiny; she’s wearing a corset. If you look at the bikini picture she doesn’t have nearly the same hourglass figure. She’s still quite curvy.
It’s not just America that likes slim women (I changed that for you) with big boobs. It’s a popular thing, to some degree, all over the globe. Look up Japan’s gravure idols, they are all thin and most are very well endowed. Page 3 models in the UK. I think the Brits may have an even bigger breast fetish than Americans.
Not every man is interested in dating a ‘carpenter’s dream’ flat as a board and easy to nail !!!!
IF YOU DONT THINK SHE IS GORGEOUS, THEN WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU EVEN BOTHERING TO LOOK HER UP OR COMMENT?
MY MAMA TOLD ME, “IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY; DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!”
ITS THIS LITTLE THING CALLED MANNERS!
MY MAMA ALSO TOLD ME, “TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN FRONT PORCH, CUZ YOUR ASS AINT PERFECT!”
AND IM SURE THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS SOMEONE COULD POINT OUT THAT YOU ARE NOT DOING RIGHT YOURSELF!
(not what I was looking to say or post but I’m with the person who made the parents comment, “mean people, produce little mean people!”
Or lack there of leaves a person ignorant enough to MOT know HOW to keep there mouths closed, cuz no one taught you HOW!)
She’s pretty and will raise confidence in America’s women, but is that what we want? Today women either eat too much junk food or no food at all, instead of balancing it out. Ashley is beautiful but if she got to a size 7-10 I feel she would be a better role model to represent a healthier size. But I understand some women have larger built bone frames than others, but I’m not saying she should look like an anorexic size 1 or anything. I believe models should be better role models if their represented as “the most beautiful people in the world”. I like when a women care’s about fitness and saying healthy but not committing your life to it. But when model’s look like they haven’t eaten in day and have no chest at all is that what we want? First girls grow up wanting a chest but they diet so much they end up looking like boys, but if you have some fat you look healthy. So have a freaking balance in life.
What do you mean a “healthier size”? Even you have been brain-washed by media it seems.
She probably means a size that doesn’t lead to diabetes, Lenette.
Or have I been brain-washed by Doctors and Nutritionists?
Who are you talking to, yourself? I use my real name, but you’re such a keyboard coward that you can’t even bare to be honest about who you are never mind what you look like. And I suspect that living in your mom’s basement probably doesn’t do much for your self-esteem either so you come online night after night, trying to put down people that you assume are worse off than you. But sadly for you, there is no one that’s worse than a paranoid, spineless hater. Because you won’t get far in life. Now leave the conversation for the grown-ups. Your brand of commentary is what makes the world a much worse place to live.
Healthy size is a BMI between 20 and 25. This is not anorexic, this is not skinny. If you have a BMI over 25 and a waist over 30″, and do not get physical activity every day you almost certainly WILL die young. Models should be forced to be between 20 and 25 (BMI). This will represent a true role model and show how we should look/eat/exercise/etc. I am SO offended by the plus size model movement. It is furthering a real crisis in our country.
It’s cute (though rather odd) the way you left a man’s name, to obscure the fact that you’re a woman, ‘Albert’.
What was the tip-off? Simple: Over the past one hundred and fifty thousand years (the entirety of human existence), not once has the phrase “end up looking like boys” been uttered by anyone who was not an obese woman.
You did manage ONE first though… for this was the first time it wasn’t preceded by the words ‘stick’ or ‘pencil’.
So congrats, I guess… Allison.
What did your mother do to you to make you hate women so much? Or is she sitting on your face right now and you can’t tell what you’re typing? I suspect women don’t even like you and you’re just feeling the pain. Let it out boy. It’ll be a long time before you’re a man. Let’s see if you’re lame enough to have requested emails when you get a followup comment. If you do, that would mean you’re more of a loser and troll than I initially suspected. And bored out of your mind.
So if you are saying the only reason you don’t want a woman to be underweight is because she will lose her boobs? A woman is not just a stick with boobs. She also needs HIPS. Why do you white men like the top part but not a bigger bottom part?
First I think Ashley is Beautiful! Second I am a white man and I love shapely women. For me a curvy bottom is more important than a big top
She is happy and healthy, she is a role model for young girls like me and show is that we dnt have to be a size 11 to be pretty. Maybe if u lokked further then what u want it see in a woman and saw what we arem human, then maybe you would understand! were niot barbie dolls that u can dress up and we arent going to starve our selvs so you can be happy!
No way is her waist 30″.
It is possible, I’m fat as hell. I have a 46-31-39 while weighing at 250. Her tummy may be bigger lower down, but the waist is rather slim imo.
I noticed none of the stats line up. Myself and my daughter are both 5′ 11. I am female weightlifter who wears a size 6 or 8 depending on brands. I weigh 175 and very trim. My daughter is Identical in build to Ash and weighs 240 wearing 14/16 as well . I APPAULD THE MESSAGE, it’s the same one I’ve tried to instill in my daughter because honestly some of the most beautiful women I’ve ever met are plus size because it’s the truth! But if you’re going to have that message let’s be brutally honest and transparent let’s don’t embellish a lower weight, it’s very obvious to anyone that she is not 185 lb… she is well into the mid 200′ s if not I upper 200′ s. Keep it real or go home! Btw SHE’S S GORGEOUS ❣️
You’re not the only one,I want to make her jiggle
175 cm does not equal 5’9. 175cm = 5’7.
So this broad is 5’7, 200 lbs?? Jebus. That’s a big gal.
No. 170cm is 5’7″.
175cm is 5’9″ just as it says.
So, no, “this broad” as you rudely refer to her as, is 5’9″ and 91kgs.
Where did you learn to do math?
And how much do u weigh??
I have a feeling everyone weighs more than you. Were you a runt of the litter too? Are you feeling insecure about your small stature “Sam”? Your pea brain? Your lack of anything intelligent to say or offer on this forum? Are you lonely? I bet you are.And you’re going to be lonely for a loooong loooong time. I feel it. In my awesomely ample bosom.
I think you think that gets women angry. It doesn’t. It does however identify you has a troll, and an outcast. Simply put, you are a hunk of meat that could just as easily disappear from this earth and no one would notice. Because you have nothing intelligent to offer. Oh, I personally weigh enough to pulverize your face and suffocate you. But then again, most women could do that to a small turd like you. How much do YOU weigh?
Sorry Sam, my other comment was meant for the unlikely hero “The Batman”. I don’t think that person will be a hero to anyone in life. Probably hates himself more than anything. Just a lazy keyboard warrior with no aspirations. And no girlfriends. I’d love to smother him between my boobs and then drown him in a puddle of water. One less troll in this world.
I think more to the point, you are a very skinny small man. Which wouldn’t be bad, but your attitude makes you what I would call a runt. A runt of the litter. I like my men 6’5 and solid built. So what are you? 5’5 with just enough hair on your body to keep you warm during the winter? Yah, that’s what I thought. Also calling women “broads” just lowers your status in even the general male population. You sound like a character from the 50’s. I am CERTAIN you haven’t had a girlfriend. Ever wonder why?
First of all, your rant/attack was uncalled for. Second, your height preference eliminates roughly 98% of the male population and nearly the entire female population. So it sounds an awful lot like you’ve never had a date, at least not one you like.
Also, Ashley Graham is broad (for a woman) in the physical sense as in she’s going to be broader than most women.
n hottest size 16 i’ve seen in a long time just love that body you can have twiggy give me some cushion for you know whati’ll take her any day
Are those the only two options? Ashley Graham (5’9″ 200 lbs) and Twiggy? Did every woman that looks remotely like Jessica Alba, or any other hot actress, disappear?
I really hate these binary comparisons that go right to fashion modeling. Fashion models aren’t supposed to be physically attractive, they are moving hangars that showcase the clothing. The US standard of feminine beauty is better expressed through actresses, or better still look at the Maxim hot 100 whose purpose is to poll which women men find physically attractive. Not all are the exactly the same, but there’s clearly a very similar shape that isn’t Twiggy or Ashley Graham.
Umm she is nowhere near a healthy weight and borderline obese according to every bmi calculator with her given measurements.
Okay, take away the so called pretty face that most people are convinced she has, let us just look at the facts. A female, 5’9″ 200#’s that is just a big/ overweight person period. It is not attractive or healthy to be that large. There are many people who find it gross and very sad that a FAT female is being honored for not being healthy.
She doesn’t even look fat in those pictures. Just because she is 200 lbs doesn’t mean she is fat. She carries her weight well to good places like her hips and not her gut or her face. Speak for yourself, a lot of men like bigger curvier women.
She’s carrying it on her waist, arms, legs and everywhere else except her face.
She does carry her fat well, but that’s because it’s everywhere and not concentrated to specific areas like it is in the average person. She’s also, as you pointed out, simply large framed; however, don’t pretend there isn’t quite a bit of fat that didn’t go to her hips/boobs.
All of you are idiots. She’s happy and healthy. Leave her alone. She doesn’t care about you or your opinions. She likes how she looks in the mirror and that’s all that matters. And she doesn’t even know you morons even exist. To be honest, you could NEVER stand a chance with her if she was single. So go f**k yourself.
The issue I have with her is she’s everywhere and I don’t find her attractive. She’s being pushed on us as hot and I don’t agree. There are plenty of other models I don’t find attractive and there’s no push back when I declare she’s not my preference, but when anybody says they don’t find Ms. Graham attractive the response is hateful nonsense like you just spewed.
I wouldn’t pursue her if she was single, so our mutual disinterest is irrelevant. I’d prefer not to know she existed either, no problem with her having a career as long as I don’t have to hear about it, but that’s not the world we live in and she’s taking up valuable SI swimsuit edition space. It’s good that she likes the way she looks, but modeling has nothing to do with how the model feels and everything to do with the intended audience, so for her given profession it’s the only (hyperbole) thing that doesn’t matter.
I don’t understand. She weights 91 Kg and still doesn’t look obese. I believe she went to some surgeries (because even if she would work out a bit, it wouldn’t be able to be seen) or uses some products because it is NOT possible to look like this naturally. It looks like she has no belly despite being an Plus Size model. Please explain
I’m 5’7, weight 59 Kg and look fat and have a tummy. O.o
She’s not really beautiful then. She has got nice lips but if they have to use photoshop and other products so much on her, her beauty is fake like every other’s model in such magazines for example.
How to say it ?…she is that perfect blend..
Sexy but her eyes say..i’m deeply sophisticated
The camera loves her..
Mona Lisa quality
And obviously a doggone savvy business woman
Not everybody is a size 2. I think she is very hot. I like it when a guy tells you what weifht they want. I think you guys are all hating on her. It’s sad that she’s looks really hot and she gets so much sh*t from lame-a** guys that only want Barbie she she is actually a person that has feelings and you guys I think you’re a number 10 look in the mirror you’re probably actually a f*cking 5 laugh out loud she might have a decent mind and have families to have you ever thought about that before you put someone down you’re only hating kiss she would never even want to date you it’s really nice of the things that was said about her I see her voluptuous beautiful woman not everybody wants to be a size 2 not every guy wants a size 2 but it’s not even that it’s when you talk about her family that’s bullsh*t because she’s a decent human being you shouldn’t even talk that sh*tt look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself the same the same shit that you have been talking about her you’re not perfect you’re probably not even a 5 on the scale so double check yourself and check yourself and realize you’re not all that you’re self
5’9 200 lbs? That puts her right at the borderline obese BMI. Not modeling anorexic chicks is one thing, but we shouldn’t be encouraging borderline obesity to our daughters and telling them thats any better. Lets actually see models with HEALTHY weights.
She is awesome
Just looking at her pics intimidates me
People should quit using outdated numbers like the BMI chart and scales to determine health and beauty. That’s stupid. The Air Force uses the same standards and deems large build strong men as obese or overweight and unhealthy when logically using your common sense would show otherwise very healthy men in great shape. Start thinking outside the box and using charts that aren’t accurate anymore to determine a woman’s health and beauty.
People do not understand the body positivity movement its not saying look like Ashley, who i think is beautiful imo, Jessica Alba or Twiggy but to love the body your in whether your 3-6-18 or whatever. Btw yes im similar size to Ashley height/weight i work out 3x a week in gym including weights and cardio I’m size 14 eat loads fruits /veg dont care for sweets and can walk further and dont get out of breath like my younger sister who is a size 6, this is just the body i was blessed with so lets get off your size clothing is healthy or not healthy, we need a better system than bmi to figure health. And my husband loves my ample behind just fine or so he tells every chance he gets
5’9″ and 200 pounds? Isn’t that considered morbidly obese? I know those BMI calculators always tell me I am overweight and unhealthy and I’m a man with a much higher muscle to fat ratio. 5’11” 200 pounds and I work out… she’s only popular because it makes the cows on the couches feel good to think men idolize her. Trust me we don’t, she’s just a pig with lipstick.
she lost tons of weight, upgrade your statics to 2018. she is no more than 80 kg for her height now.
So she’s 5’9′, weighs almost 200 lbs and her measurements are 42-30-46. I’m about 171 cm and I weigh around 170 with measurements of 40-34-42. Even though she’s bigger than me, she’s got a flatter stomach and a better figure than me. Too bad I’m big but without the curves. 🙁
No hate on her though, she is a beautiful woman. Also is it me or does she look like a plus sized Chloe Bennet?
She is 85 kg and UK size 20?! Not possible.
I’m 110 kg and size 20 and and 173cm, It’s a massive difference in weight.
She either more than 85 kg or less than size 20-UK.
She’s 15 lbs heaver than me as a 5’11 guy with a gut and some muscle. How is that healthy in any way? It doesn’t matter how pretty she is with makeup, her body is negatively affected by the excess body fat (obese). As a “model” it would make sense for Ashley to lose 25 lbs or so to look better and become healthier.
Stop normalizing unhealthy body fat levels, this includes shredded bodybuilders. If you want “curves” like her, go to the gym and do some squats. Most people have no excuse for staying obese.