Who is Ashley Graham?
Ashley Graham is a well known American plus-size model and body activist. Gifted with an amazing body, this brown-eyed brunette has posed for the covers of numerous renowned magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, to name a few. In addition to modeling, Graham has also appeared on the strings of television shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight, and many others.
|Ashley Ann Graham
|Date of Birth
|October 30, 1987
|Place of Birth
|Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
|33 years old
|5 ft 9½ inches / 176.5 cm
|85 kg / 187.5 lbs
|Model, Body Activist
|New York, United States
Ashley Graham was born on 30 October 1987, in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Not much is known about her family and her childhood. Her mother, Linda Graham, raised her and her two younger sisters in Lincoln. She’s of English and German descent.
She attended Scott Middle School and then Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Ashley Graham Personal Life
Ashley Graham met her husband, Justin Ervin, a videographer, at a church in 2009. They started dating soon after and got married in 2010. They welcomed their first child, a boy, Isaac, on January 18, 2020.
Ashley made her first television appearance on the talk show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2010 as herself in episode #43 of season 18. She has also been a part of many shows such as What Would You Do? and American Beauty Star.
Being a successful mode, She’s affiliated with several brands and appeared in the commercials for Bloomingdale’s, Elomi Lingerie, Evans, Hanes, Lane Bryant, Levi’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Simply Be, Target and many others.
Ashley Graham Net Worth
Ashley Graham’s estimated net worth stands at $10 million US dollars. She made headlines when she was chosen as a backstage host for Miss USA 2016 and 2017, and also Miss Universe 2016. In addition, she is the official judge of the reality show America’s Next Top Model transmitted by VH1.
Ashley Graham Favorites
- 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
Ashley Graham Facts
Graham shot to fame for having appeared on the controversial Lane Bryant lingerie commercial that received over a million YouTube views. It was later banned from airing on television.
She started modeling at the age of 12 after being discovered by I & I agency in Oak View Mall.
She has appeared on the coversof numerous fashion magazines like Vogue, Latina, Glamour, and O Magazine.
Ashley is the first plus-sized model to be hired by Jennifer Lopez for her clothing line.
She was Sports Illustrated’s “Rookie of the Year 2016” and hence officially became an SI swimsuit model.
Ashley was Full Figured Fashion Week’s Model of the Year 2012.
Graham designed a lingerie line for Addition Elle, a Canadian plus-size clothing retailer, in 2013.
In May 2015, she launched her own plus-sized lingerie collection after getting inspired by “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
In 2016, she became the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, which commands 600 of the most significant forthcoming business visionaries and change-creators.