Who is Ashley Graham?
Ashley Graham was born on 30 October 1987, in Lincoln, Nebraska USA, and is a model, best known for her work in the plus-sized category. She’s appeared in numerous popular publications, such as “Glamour”, “Elle”, “Vogue”, and “Harper’s Bazaar”, and is a known personality when it comes to several of Levi’s advertising campaigns too. She’s also appeared on numerous television shows.
What Is The Net Worth of Ashley Graham?How rich is Ashley Graham? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5.5 million, mostly earned through success in modelling. She is one of the highest paid models in the world, and has been plus-size modelling for over a decade. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
The Life of a Plus-Sized Model – Early Life and Early Career
Graham had a lot of troubles growing up in Lincoln, as at an early age she was diagnosed with both dyslexia and ADHD. She grew up with two younger sisters, and would attend Lincoln Southwest High School; prior to attending high school, she was already noticed by the modeling agency I & I while she was shopping at the Oak View Mall, located in Omaha, Nebraska.
In 2001, she signed with the company Wilhelmina Models after attending a modelling convention, but two years later she switched to Ford Models, and was soon already appearing in various publications, including “YM Magazine” and “Vogue” magazine in which she was profiled in 2007. In 2009, she was featured in an editorial of “Glamour”, entitled “These Bodies are Beautiful at Every Size”, and has displayed her abilities with other plus-sized models such as Kate Dillon, Amy Lemons, Crystal Renn and Jennie Runk. In 2010, she appeared as a part of a controversial Lane Bryant television commercial which was covered by “The Huffington Post” and the “New York Post”, and was a guest in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to address the supposed controversy.
Today on #IWD and everyday, I live boldly by being my authentic self, and my @revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in "Boss Lady" empowers me to share my story to uplift women around the world. pic.twitter.com/Xhcf6qONvP
— Ashley Graham (@ashleygraham) March 8, 2018
Later CareerIn 2010, Ashley appeared in an editorial for “Bust” magazine, before appearing in numerous of Levi’s campaigns, including as a part of a collection with Rachel Clark and Anais Mali, and another with Marquita Pring. Her work continued over the coming years, becoming a part of Marina Rinaldi campaigns as well as work for Addition Elle. Other clients she’s had include Evans, Hanes, Target, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s. In 2013, she designed her own lingerie line for Addition Elle, which is a well-known plus-size clothing retailer.
In 2014, she appeared on the covers of Elle Quebec and Harper’s Bazaar. The following year, she took part in an advertisement for the annual swimsuit issue of “Sports Illustrated”, in which she was one of the first plus-sized models to appear as a part of that issue of the magazine. She also appeared in the music video by DNCE entitled “Toothbrush”. In 2016, Ashley was a backstage hostess during the “Miss Universe 2016”, “Miss USA 2017”, and “Miss Universe 2017”, and is also an official judge in the reality TV show entitled “America’s Next Top Model”.
Writing Work and Charity Work
One of Graham’s latest endeavors is writing, and she released a book in 2017 entitled “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like”. In the book, she details her experiences as a model, and advocates body positivity. She also details on how body image will continue to evolve over the coming years.
She is a frequent guest at various high schools, where she talks about body image and acceptance. She’s also travelled around the world to participate in various charitable endeavours, including with the Themba Foundation for humanitarian missions in South Africa. She has also given a TED Talk, and is a proponent of the Heath at Every Size movement.
Ashley Graham Online – Instagram
Like numerous high profile models, Graham is very active on various social media websites, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. She promotes some of her latest work on Twitter, and also updates fans with some of her recent endeavors. On Instagram she posts a lot of her modelling work, and is seen in photographs with other celebrities and models. Some of her photo shoots are also posted on the website.
Her Facebook page has similar content to that of her Instagram page, but has a lot more content for and interaction with fans. She’s also promoted some of her recent work including working with Revlon and Refinery29. She has a personal website too, which promotes her modelling work, and she’s been promoting her Ashley Graham collection with Addition Elle.
Romance and Marriage
Ashley met her future husband, videographer Justin Ervin, while attending a Christian church in 2009, and they were married a year later. While many knew about Justin Ervin, they keep their relationship mostly out of the way of the media.