When it comes to the modeling world, a pretty face may be essential but transitioning into a true entertainment icon often takes much more than walking impressive runways and taking high editorial fashion shots. Some of the most well known, highly popular supermodels are known way beyond their modeling days for the other business moves and contributions to various industries.
Model Ashley Graham definitely has this fact on her mind as she wants to make smart moves in her career much like models such as Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Kathy Ireland and Cindy Crawford, who have all made their face apart of their brand and added different key career moves to ensure longevity along the way.
Graham, who is one of the first prominent plus-sized models to work consistently in the industry, would love to eventually have her own talk show.
She wants to tackle issues of beauty, body, image, and society in a guest type format.
She feels strongly about taking calculated risks in her career and credits most of her success up to this point to the chances she’s taken. Doing a TED talk regarding body image was one of the biggest choices as it was her first public speaking appearance.
The beauty also says that changing modeling agencies also helped her tremendously and opened her up to additional possibilities she wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Currently, she’s released a clothing and lingerie line with extended sizes.
Despite being a gorgeous face with a completely normal sized body, the beauty also happens to be incredibly smart with a killer personality.
She’s recently become great friends with Gayle King, who seems to think Graham has what it takes to have a successful talk show. King would know about these type of things being a journalist and Oprah’s BFF.
Graham has always been more than just a pretty face as she’s spoken out publically and at length regarding the need for more inclusion in the fashion industry to women of all shapes, sizes, and colors. She’s recently called out the beauty industry for not featuring curvy women in their campaigns.