Ashley Graham Called 'Too Fat' to Be a 'Real Model'

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From singers to models, every celebrity has been at the mercy of public opinion. Whether being critiqued for their style or their choices, celebrities are constantly under a microscope. But it seems that some celebs, no matter how unapologetic and up-front they are, still take a brunt of the heat -- and when it comes to body shaming, model Ashley Graham is certainly no stranger. 

  • Ashley recently took to her Instagram stories to call out a troll who used her images to show what a "real" model looks like versus a "fat" one.

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    ... implying of course that because of Ashley's body type, she couldn't possibly be a real model.

    (We guess no one informed this person that Ashley has walked multiple high-fashion runways, appeared several times as a cover model, and has launched her own swim and bra lines thanks to her modeling career...?)

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  • And sadly, the account didn't just attack Ashley.

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    The user also fat-shamed queens like model Tess Holliday, and used images of celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Megan Fox to fat-shame other models as well. 



  • But Ashley wasn't about to let it go unnoticed.

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    "I know I'm being a little petty by posting these stupid photos of somebody who wrote 'real model' and 'fat model' but I will let you know nothing defines what a 'real model' or 'fat model' is."

  • She also went on to encourage women of all backgrounds to not let people like this define who they are and what their dreams should be.

    "Your weight, your skin, your hair, your religious background, none of that determines whether you are a real model or not. So all those girls out there who have dreams and hopes, keep fighting for them and don't let all the losers on Instagram stop them." 

  • Confident, curvy, AND strong?

    Seems like model material to us!

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