Striking a pose in skimpy bikini is just another day on the job for Ashley Graham, but the curvy model admits that even she feels a bit shy when it comes time to stripping down to her swimsuit.
In an interview with People Now, the 29-year-old was asked if she ever gets anxiety when it comes to baring her body during swimsuit season, and while she initially said ‘no’, she revealed she does get a flash of insecurity when it comes time to unveiling her bikini-clad figure.
‘I mean, of course like any girl when you get to the beach or the pool and you go, “Oh, I have to take my cover-up off, oh crap,”‘ she explained. ‘And you feel like everybody’s watching, and then you just go, “Oh fine, I’ll just take it off.”‘
Feeling shy? Ashley Graham admits that she sometimes feels a bit insecure when it comes time to remove her cover-up while at the pool
Being honest: The 29-year-old explained she like every other girl, she sometimes feels like everybody is watching her unveil her bikini body
Having a moment: Ashley noted that as soon as she removes her cover-up, any insecurity she had is gone, and she is ready to order a drink
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Ashley, who is an advocate for self-love and body positivity, went on to note that any hesitation she has about showing off her bikini body fades away as soon as she removes her cover-up.
‘All of a sudden you get comfortable and go, “Okay. Another piña colada,”‘ she joked.
The in-demand model often shares photos of herself flaunting her enviable curves in lingerie and skimpy swimsuits, and she recently spoke about the importance of sharing unretouched images in a video for Today.
‘The more you’re vulnerable with the people you are sharing with, the easier it is to love who you are,’ she explained. ‘So that’s why I always tell women: Just be who you are. Don’t retouch your photos. Talk to yourself in the mirror. It’s only going to change your attitude toward your body.”‘
Got it, flaunt it! Ashley struck a pose in a high-cut red swimsuit for the playful shoot
Ashley said she looks at herself in the mirror and tells herself that she is bold, brilliant, and beautiful, which has helped strengthen her confidence over time.
‘I don’t want to be placed into a category just because of the number inside my pants,’ she noted. ‘I also don’t want to be told that I’m not good enough or pretty enough because I have cellulite. My cellulite is pretty cute.’