Surpassing some well-known figures, Ashley Graham, the renowned American model and TV host, achieved a significant victory by being named the world’s sexiest woman. Even more remarkable, she became the first plus-sized model to grace the cover of Maxim’s Hot 100 issue. Take a look at the other famous beauties who also made it to the top of the list!
Ashley signed her very first modeling contract when she was just 13 years old.
Born in Nebraska, Graham began her modeling career as a teenager and has since become a pioneer for body positivity and inclusivity within the industry. She has graced the covers of numerous prestigious fashion magazines and worked with renowned international designers.
While juggling all of that, the 35-year-old also embraces the role of being a mother to three wonderful kids, and she openly shares the joys and challenges of parenthood with the world.
She firmly believes that sexiness is not determined by size or shape, but by confidence.
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Ashley candidly discussed her personal life in her interview with Maxim. She touched on her role models, the obstacles she’s faced, and her aspirations, saying, “I hope this inspires more women to embrace their curves and their beauty… I admire women who are fearless and genuine.”
She openly acknowledges that she has encountered a significant amount of rejection and criticism throughout her career due to not conforming to the “ideal” beauty standards. She shared, “I’ve been told I’m too fat, too old, too this or that. But I’ve learned to turn those negatives into positives. I’ve learned to love myself and celebrate my uniqueness.”
While Ashley graced the magazine cover, these other celebrities secured top spots in various categories: