Ashley Graham has officially been crowned the 'World's Sexiest Woman'
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Ashley Graham has officially been crowned as the 'World's Sexiest Woman'.
Graham is featured in nude lingerie and a matching feather ribbed robe for the cover page of Maxim magazine's 'Hot 100' for its May/June 2023 issue.
The 35-year-old mum of three, who is hailed as the 'Queen of curves', is known for being 'inspirational' and has been called an 'absolute goddess of the runway'.
The supermodel has always been outspoken and vocal about her feelings about her body and the importance of representation for plus-size women.
She said: "We can look at everybody’s shapes and sizes, gender, ethnicity, and age as part of who they are; it doesn’t have to be a negative or a positive.
"Our bodies are always changing, and they’re always evolving. I’ve been using my own body as a tool to be able to talk about these feelings."
Graham broke all barriers and initiated a 'big change' by starring on the cover issue of Maxim - rightly famous for featuring young stars like Melissa Joan Hart in 1999 when she was only 22 and a US size two.
The new cover girl doesn't like to be called 'plus size' as she considers herself to be one of the 'curvier mainstream models' and is far from 'twenty-something'.
Graham replaces the former Maxim title winner, Paige Spiranac, and has also beaten out names like Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Doja Cat.
Of course, fans of the model are overjoyed with her being crowned as the 'World's Sexist Woman', with one follower saying: "Because of you, Ashley, I’m not ashamed of my extra pounds that I put on as I’ve gotten older. Thank you for helping me embrace that side of me.
"I wish you had been around when I was much younger and made to feel ashamed of my curves and extra weight.
"I wasted so much time worrying about how I looked and what other people thought of me. So glad that with age comes wisdom, understanding, and acceptance."
While another wrote: "Today is my birthday and I want to thank you for being such an inspiration for me."
And a third said: "Just stunning! Seeing you do you gives me confidence in being the curvy bold woman I am- love it!"
Graham is married to Justin Ervin and both are the proud parents to three children - Isaac, born in 2020 and twin sons Malachi and Roman, who were born in 2022.