Ashley Graham Critiques Labels in Naomi Campbell Interview

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How do you categorize someone who has managed to forever shape their industry in the span of a decade? Perhaps you don’t. In a candid conversation for Naomi Campbell’s newly launched YouTube channel, Being Naomi, Ashley Graham (who is a new mom!) spoke about the many labels that have been thrust upon her by model agencies and publications, whether it be “plus-size” or “that hourglass chick,” Ashley joked.

“It is interesting, because we are models, we are constantly categorized, and I think it helps clients book us better when we are categorized,” Ashley told Naomi. “When I first started modeling at 12 years old, I had no idea what the word plus-size even meant. It was just an automatic label that somebody — an agency — had given me.”

“I honestly just like to be called the model Ashley Graham.”

Throughout her career, Ashley said she’s seen the industry go through various phases…

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