“I have 13 beautiful girls standing before me, but I only have one boob in my hand and that boob is my own boob and I am Ashley Graham.”
Model Ashley Graham said none of this during Monday's episode of “America's Next Top Model,” though the judge did strip down for a photo shoot with Ellen Von Unwerth.
When the contestants walked on set for their shoot, they found Ashley already nude posing the shit out of a waterfall of pearls. She told the contestants,
So, you guys obviously saw that I just did this… I've got curves, I've got cellulite, I've got things I don't like about myself or that people told me I shouldn't like about myself. So any of you who feel self-conscious right now, remember I just took all my clothes off… Own your confidence.
*instantly takes off all my clothes and waits for Ellen Von Unwerth to show up at my door*
I AM READY TO OWN MY CONFIDENCE, ASHLEY. THANK YOU AGAIN, YOU INSPIRATIONAL, AGELESS PARROT FISH.
Following this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Ashley volunteered to appear in future broadcasts of the event, which annually showcases one singular body type despite a demand for nice undies by women of every shape.
At every turn, this woman is here to remind us that an unattainable, genetically flawless look does not subscribe to a specific size.
Women with curves are equally capable of making us all want to spackle our faces flat and paint theirs atop the void.
Sorry, that was not very "own your confidence of me." In Ashley's name, I vow never to fill my nostrils with spackling paste in an attempt to create something more symmetrical than what exists naturally on my face or body.
I am confident. I am naked. I am drowning in a waterfall of pearls. In the words of Sensei Graham, "Victoria's Secret, I'm here for you."