Ashley Graham made a beautiful entrance at this year's star-studded Time 100 Gala in New York, on Tuesday (Apr. 25). Dressed in a black lace-trimmed number, the 29-year-old looked absolutely incredible as she posed for pictures on the red carpet. Ashley was honoured at the exclusive event after she landed a top spot on TIME's 100 Most Influential People List.
With her raven-coloured hair left loose in sleek waves, the model - who has been praised for advocating body confidence - radiated a gorgeous glow. She dressed her fabulous curves in beautiful Cami NYC creation, which featured a bold thigh-high slash to one side and delicate lace detailing along the neckline. The model teamed her attire with a corset-style belt and a dazzling diamond encrusted necklace. Ashley, who was also joined by her husband Justin Ervin, accepted her award from America's Next Top Model host Tyra Banks. The presenter told the crowd: "I am beyond proud, in admiration and in awe of your power and influence over so many people's self-worth. It is time for everyone to bow down to the fashion industry's - no, make that beauty's - new queen."
Ashley often talks body confidence, last year she posted a longer message about why she will not conform to the beauty standards expected of women. Addressing her legs, which she said someone had referred to as "cellulite city", the star stated: "Someone once told me my thighs were 'cellulite city'. But now I realise these thighs tell a story of victory and courage. I will not let others dictate what they think my body should look like for their own comfort, and neither should you. #beautybeyondsize #effyourbeautystandards." Famed for fronting several campaigns for plus-size clothing, it was recently announced that Ashley will be working on a lingerie collaboration with Canadian brand Addition Elle.
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