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Ashley Graham Releases Statement on 'Maxim' Cover, Denies Photoshop Allegations

Ashley Graham Releases Statement on 'Maxim' Cover, Denies Photoshop Allegations

Ashley Graham has released a statement amid the photoshopping controversy for her recent Maxim cover.

“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,” Ashley said in a statement, provided to Just Jared. “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.”

Both Ashley and Gilles have denied the photoshopping allegations. See the photos from the shoot below…

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Credit: Gilles Bensimon/Maxim
Posted to: Ashley Graham, Magazine

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  • Goofy501

    Tell me when Maxim has had anything other than a curvy woman on it??? As we all know, it’s all about the BREASTS with these stupid magazines, so who cares how much curvier she is in other places? I am so tired of this stupid “real women” culture and thinking that women with big breasts and big asses are picked on. In my experience, it’s been us flat chested and skinny assed women who don’t make the cut in the real world.

  • saphiry

    First thing I noticed is that the guy who’s holding her boobs is wearing a wedding ring. Classy…

  • Melissa Gregory

    That guy is her husband.

  • saphiry

    Didn’t know she’s married.. good to know :)

  • Rose Ryan

    Wow! Women have come a long way; having a man ( even if it’s her husband) grope her boobs to sell magazines. What an awe inspiring day for women everywhere.

  • FormerLamark

    I hope at least the silicone breasts can not be denied.

  • Ashley Simmons


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  • Sassypants

    I think it goes both ways, women pick on other women period. As far as skinny and flat chested, look at the victoria’s secret models… the majority of them these days are small on both the top and the bottom but they’ve got some fantastic bras, fillers and tape to disguise it. Magazines will photoshop some weight and cellulite off of models like Ashley and models with no breasts or butt will fake it.