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'I am Size Sexy' - Plus size model Ashley Graham's debut at NYFW is finally sending the right message

Published 16/09/2015 | 12:04

The top model led a bevvy of plus size beauties down the runway as she revealed her new lingerie line to the world.

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The 27-year-old brunette is a loud and proud advocate of women embracing their shape.

The body confident model, famous for appearing in Lane Bryant's inspirational 'I'm No Angel' lingerie campaign, has been pioneering diversity in the industry for a long time.

The American model introduced her first underwear collection in collaboration with plus size retailer Addition Elle at Ne York Fashion Week.
Her own best ambassador, the size 16 model took to the catwalk to showcase the lacy brassiers, delicate camisoles and French knickers, alongside a host of other curvaceous beauties.

The show was broadcast internationally on Periscope and the associated hashtag #IAmSizeSexy caught on across the globe.

Ashley, the first plus sized model to appear in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, previously said,

“I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt. The world is ready for more curves in bikinis.”

In Elle magazine's Body Issue earlier this year, the revolutionary model gained international applause for her poignant quote,

"I really believe that women need to start looking up to other women, not for their exterior but for their interior and what they're doing in the world. Be you, be your own individual."

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