American model Ashley Graham opens up about becoming a mum, breaking down beauty and body standards, and why she wants to talk to Australian women about her “weird butt”.
It’s 8.30pm in New York and model Ashley Graham has just put her one-year-old son Isaac down to sleep. Now, it’s back to work.
“He went down early because I have this late-night interview,” she tells Stellar via Zoom, before going into mum mode as she details how she manages the two parts of her life. “I didn’t realise I could be this organised or that I could run on this little sleep. You really see a superpower inside yourself because you have to do it.”
It’s a conversation so familiar to working parents everywhere that it’s easy to forget that Graham was also the first “plus-sized” model to appear on the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated, and has hobnobbed with a who’s who of the fashion and film industry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s glitzy Met Gala in New York.
But that’s because the 33-year-old has built her brand on representing the everywoman. Whether that’s because of the size of clothing she wears – she’s a US