A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, And Power Really Look Like by Ashley GrahamA New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, And Power Really Look Like by Ashley Graham

A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, And Power Really Look Like

byAshley Graham

Hardcover | May 9, 2017

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One of the most outspoken voices gracing the cover of magazines today encourages women to be their most confident selves, recognize their personal beauty, and reach for their highest dreams in this wise, warm, and inspiring memoir

Voluptuous beauty Ashley Graham has been modeling professionally since the age of thirteen. Discovered at a shopping mall in Nebraska, her stunning face and sexy curves have graced the covers of top magazines, including Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, and she was the first size 14 model to appear on the front of the wildly popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The face of brands such as H&M Studio, she is also a judge for the latest season of America’s Next Top Model. And that’s only the beginning for this extraordinary talent.

Ashley is leading a new generation of women breaking ground and demolishing stereotypes, transforming our ideals about body image and what is fashionable and beautiful. A woman who proves that when it comes to beauty, size is just a number, she is the voice for the body positivity movement today and a role model for all women—no matter their individual body type, shape, or weight.

In this collection of insightful, provocative essays illustrated with a dozen photos, Ashley shares her perspective on how ideas around body image are evolving—and how we still have work to do; the fun—and stress—of a career in the fashion world; her life before modeling; and her path to accepting her size without limiting her dreams—defying rigid industry standards and naysayers who told her it couldn’t be done. As she talks about her successes and setbacks, Ashley offers support for every woman coming to terms with who she is, bolster her self-confidence, and motivates her to be her strongest, healthiest, and most beautiful self.

Title:A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, And Power Really Look LikeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.81 inPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it Ashley is so open and honest in this book about the trials and tribulations of being a plus size model, the book really resonated with me
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Spoken Author!! This one really surprised me. Ashley seems so well spoken and knowledgeable about the struggles plus-sized women who, while shopping for cloths are faced with reality that there isn't anything in their size on the racks. I hope she continues to defy these social norms of what beauty is. she also shared a bit about her family, faith, and her marriage.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reading this made me feel better about my body This was a quick read that I really enjoyed. Ashley is very candid, and I realized after I had finished reading it that I immediately felt more comfortable with my own body. Would highly recommend to anyone struggling with body image issues.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from She talks a lot about her life being a plus size model... and through that we get a glimpse of the struggles she overcame & fighting the stereotypes in that industry. Very courageous.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ashley Graham is an Inspiration for all women! I really enjoyed this book! In some ways I felt that what Ashley Graham was talking about was something in which I could relate back to. Growing up, I was always different in regards to being taller and "developing" faster in comparison to the other girls around me, as well as looking older. Graham gives some great advice for those who are going through stuff like that. Body issues are a huge part of society now-a-days and she shows that you're not the only one going through it. This book focuses more on Graham's career with a little bit about herself mixed in. But throughout her journey to become a model and breaking through the glass ceiling in regards to the idea of there being "no plus size models" within certain model industries, is outstanding. This would definitely be a go to book for those who may need a little bit of a confidence boost and to help them remember that they are fantastic the way they are! One quote that I believe should be every girls motto & has stuck with me is "No matter what your size, you are a sexy goddess. Remember that!"
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational for any woman Ashley is such a business woman badass. I loved her story her honesty and I truly admire her courage. I truly believe if everyone was raised by a role model like Ashley's mom the world would be a better place. Imagine everyone went after their passion with the ferocity her mother taught her to be fearless enough to achieve...#plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love a great message or women and really anyone
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait Already ordered, calling in sick the day it comes in. I love Ashley Graham and her message to women #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-10