Ashley Graham Flaunts Bikini Body, Embraces Curves

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Ashley Graham is back to make another statement about her body.

The brunette, who became the first plus-size model to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition this year, strikes a seductive pose in the latest issue of Elle UK.

And she does it with a greater purpose in mind.

Ashley Graham Bikini Photo

"I hope women see me embracing my curves in my bikini and feel empowered to do the same," Graham tells the magazine, adding:

"I have no reason to hide, and neither should any woman. Curves and confidence make a sexy combination."

Amen! Remember when Kim Kardashian used to send that same message?

"I'm never looking to be thinner, only firmer and stronger," Graham also told Elle. "I love my curves and only want to enhance them."

Graham is very outspoken on this topic.

In the past, she has ripped Hollywood and the media for holding up Jennifer Lawrence as an example of someone who has curves.

What does Ashley have to say to critics who allege she is trying to glamorize obesity?

"There are also women who are getting thinner and thinner. I don't promote anorexia or obesity. I promote health. And healthy at whatever size your body needs to be."

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