Ashley Graham Is the First Plus-Size Model to Grace the Cover of 'Maxim' America
Ashley Graham just made history — again.
Just months after becoming the first plus-size model to nab the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, the 28-year-old took that same honor for the U.S. edition of Maxim, which hits newsstands April 5.
Graham, who prefers the label "sexy curvalicious," has not been shy about her plans to shatter the modeling industry's notion of what constitutes sexiness.
In recent years, there has been a gradual, if seismic, shift in the modeling industry, making room for careers like that of Graham. Different body types are slowly being embraced by magazines and ad campaigns — such as Lane Bryant's 2015 "I'm No Angel" ad, featuring Graham, Maxim recalls.
"My life, lately, is naked," she told Maxim. But during the Sports Illustrated cover unveiling, she also noted, "I'm going to take over."
Check out the rest of her photoshoot here: