Ashley Graham twerks on the beach in an itty bitty bikini
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl Ashley Graham, 28, opts for a little fun in the sun — in Puerto Rico — as cold weather continues to invade much of the East Coast.
Dressed in an itty bitty black bikini from her sexy Swimwear For All collection, the size-16 brunette beauty shared a sexy clip via snapchat, teasing and twerking with her booty pointed directly at the camera.
Of course, the model has much to celebrate at the close of 2016. On top of snagging Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover, Graham launched her lingerie line at Nordstrom, was featured in a body positive campaign by Lane Bryant as well as fronted Dressbarn’s new size-inclusive “More Than a Name” campaign, and was presented with her very own Barbie. Not to mention, she recently made her small screen debut as a judge on the highly anticipated “America’s Next Top Model” reboot.
The series, which premiered on Monday, Dec. 12, racked up its highest ratings in five years. Oddly enough, even with Graham present, the show failed to impress some, like “Orange Is the New Black” star and fellow Lane Bryant campaign star Danielle Brooks.
There were no curvy women among the contestants selected to be a part of this season new season — despite Graham’s presence.
“A curvy judge but no curvy contestants?” the 27-year-old actress wrote via Instagram. “Out of all 24 girls not one was plus!” Brooks continued, “This could’ve been a perfect opportunity for them to highlight fabulous designers that also do plus fashion or highlight strictly plus designers that rarely get any shine. They could’ve also highlighted the struggles that come with being plus. The plus competitor would’ve been able to lean on the fact that a reflection of herself [Graham] was in the room reminding her that her dream is possible.”
Reflecting on this week's premiere of #ANTM. Thanks to your support, it was the highest-rated Top Model premiere in the past 5 years! I'm proud to be part of one of the most diverse seasons of ANTM, and I truly hope that me being on the judging panel inspires and encourages more people of every size and shape to audition for the show and to pursue all of their passions without feeling held back because of their size. I will always advocate for #BeautyBeyondSize, and together we will open more doors for size diversity so that everyone is represented equally. Everyone using their voices to stand up for curves makes me hopeful that we WILL see another curvy and fierce individual win the competition!
Meanwhile, Graham sounded off in her own post, defending the show, sharing that her inclusion on the judging panel alone would pave the way for more curvy women in the future.
“I will always advocate for #BeautyBeyondSize and together we will open more doors for size diversity so that everyone is represented equally,” Graham wrote. “Everyone using their voices to stand up for curves makes me hopeful that we will see another curvy and fierce individual win the competition!”