Ashley Graham is featured in the July issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, and the cover text describes her as “Strong, beautiful and body confident.” Photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who captured the 29-year-old model in a sculpture garden in New York City, said “She can out-model anybody,“ and that “It was an absolute pleasure to shoot her.”
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The magazine released two covers featuring Graham, and in both images, she radiates joy. Inside the issue, her interview makes it clear that wasn’t always the case. She talks about how even after she started modeling professionally, the other kids in her school bullied her for being overweight. “They would say, ‘You’re not really a model, you’re a fat model.’ It was humiliating. I think I just put my head down and internalized it.”
Graham told the magazine that despite everything she’s been through, she now loves her body. “When I look in the mirror, I see a woman who is strong and ambitious, satisfied with who she is.” See more pics from the shoot here:
While Graham looks flawless modeling designer fashions for the magazine, she often shares images and clips of herself wearing far less clothing on Instagram, like the smokin’ hot video selfie she posted over the weekend.