Landing the June cover of Elle Quebec, curvy model Ashley Graham poses in a two-piece bathing suit for the beach-snapped image. Ashley, most noticible for her controversial 2011 Superbowl Commercial with Lane Bryant, is all smiles on the summer-themed cover.

Has been a hot topic so far in 2014, she made headlines along with four other high-profile Plus-Size models to sign with IMG Models new Plus Size division. The agency changing it’s image and evolving into an “ageless, raceless, weightless” agency. Accompanying Graham in the new additions were Marquita Pring, Juile Henderson, Inga Eriksdotttir, and Danielle Redman. Graham continues to be the idolized face of popular Plus Size brand, Lane Bryant. Back in the end of March, Graham along with Julie Henderson walked in the successful Isabel Toledo and Lane Bryant collaboration show in New York.

Started modeling at 12 year-old with I&I, Graham signed with Wilhelmina in 2001 and two years later jumped to Ford Models. Quickly after the controversy, Graham’s career skyrocketed, Graham was featured two billboards in New York for Lane Bryant in December 2012. As her popularity hit its peak, Graham was named Full Figured Fashion Week’s Model of the Year. Graham recent work involves a debut editorial piece for Carine Roitfeld in the latest Bazaar.


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