CELEBRATED MODEL AND BODY ACTIVIST ASHLEY GRAHAM POSES AS A RAVEN-HAIRED, FACE-PIERCED ASPIRING MODEL, ON “UNDERCOVER BOSS: CELEBRITY EDITION,” FRIDAY, JUNE 22
“Ashley Graham” – Ashley Graham, accomplished model and body activist, poses as an aspiring model while seeking out like-minded curvy models and meeting a trailblazing young ballerina with a massive social media following, on UNDERCOVER BOSS: CELEBRITY EDITION, Friday, June 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. While undercover as “Morgan,” a raven-haired, face-pierced aspiring model, Graham is turned away at a model agency’s open call, wants to slither away when forced to pose with a snake at a photoshoot with a curvy model, and spins into high gear in a dance studio while working with a gifted ballerina who defies the conventional body-type for talented dancers.
Ashley Graham, a model, designer, author, body activist and native of Lincoln, Neb., was discovered in a mall at the age of 12 and signed with an international modeling agency one year later. Graham has worked in numerous areas of the fashion industry, including editorial, catalogue, runway, commercial, television and film.
In February 2016, she was selected as a “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie,” and she became the first size 14 model to ever be featured on the magazine’s cover. A leader for the body positive movement, Graham has been featured on the covers of Vogue, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, SELF, New York magazine, Maxim and many more. In 2016 Graham was named to Forbes magazine’s coveted “30 Under 30” list and was featured on the cover of the magazine’s January issue alongside top celebrities and entrepreneurs. Also in 2016, Glamour named her “Woman of the Year,” Mattel created a one-of-a-kind Barbie in her likeness, and People magazine named Graham one of the “25 Most Intriguing People of the Year.” In 2017 Time named her one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and in January 2018, Graham became a brand ambassador for Revlon, making her the first curvy model of her generation to receive a beauty contract.
A business-savvy entrepreneur, Graham has her own line of size-conscious lingerie available online and in select retail stores. In 2016 Graham launched “Beyond by Ashley Graham,” an exclusive dress collection in collaboration with Dressbarn. Additionally, she secured a partnership with Swimsuits For All, for which she designs annual swimsuit collections.
Graham hosted “Miss Universe 2017,” “Miss USA 2016,” E!’s Oscar Red Carpet, and a week-long “Body Proud” series on “Good Morning America,” and she has guest-hosted several national talk shows. Currently, she is a judge on VH1’s “America’s Next Top Model.”
Graham is regularly invited to speak at national conferences, high schools and girls’ groups about body image, self-acceptance and female empowerment. Her first TEDx talk “Plus Size? More Like My Size” was presented in Valencia, Spain in 2015.
Graham’s first book, A NEW MODEL: What Confidence, Beauty & Power Really Look Like, was published in May 2017. She can be followed on Twitter at @ashleygraham.
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