She’s famed for her voluptuous curves and for being a role model to plus-size women everywhere.
However, size 16 (US 14) Ashley Graham’s latest shoot, in which she strips off for Maxim, has come under fire by her fans for using ‘too much Photoshop’.
The 28-year-old model, from Lincoln, Nebraska, proudly shared the magazine cover with her 1.5 million followers on Instagram – but they were quick to point out how different the model looked for the saucy shoot in which she holds just a white shirt to cover her modesty compared to previous shots.
Fans said the star looked much slimmer on the cover of the April issue of the men’s magazine and asked whether the image had been Photoshopped, which they said ‘totally defeats your message.’
The model released a statement on Wednesday denying the images have been altered.
‘I’m beyond proud to be the first curvy woman on the cover of Maxim. I was not slimmed down on the cover, and Gilles Bensimon did an amazing job capturing my true figure in all of the photos,
‘This is another major advancement for curvy women, especially those who work in the fashion industry who are working hard to get the recognition they deserve. I now encourage more publications and designers to put more diversity on their covers and runways. Let’s continue to show that beautiful bodies come in different sizes and they should all be celebrated.’
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