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Ashley Graham Opens Up About Being Fat-Shamed by Her Dad

Ashley Graham Opens Up About Being Fat-Shamed by Her Dad

Ashley Graham looks stunning a sheer dress as she arrives at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday night (May 9) in New York City.

The 29-year-old model stepped out to promote her new memoir “A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty and Power Really Look Like.”

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In her book, Ashley opens up about the criticism and fat-shaming she endured by her father when she was growing up.

“Constant criticism – that was my dad through and through,” Ashley writes in her book out today. “My father was a master of the cutting insult. His nickname for me was, ‘Duh,’ because he didn’t think I was very smart.”

Ashley continued: “The worst I ever felt in my entire career was when, a few years into my career, my dad agreed with my new agent, who said I needed to ‘tighten up.’ … I was sobbing because my dad thought I should lose weight.”

Also pictured inside: Ashley Graham leaving a photo shoot earlier that day in NYC.

FYI: Ashley is wearing a Fleur du Mal lacing corset belt.

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  • Torii Wehling

    Her father is an idiot. She looks fabulous

  • LolaLola

    she’s FAT and dresses like a hooker.

  • swedishskies

    Ashley is very brave for standing up for who she is. She is fighting alone it seems sometimes and I wish more people would rally around her. We don’t all look alike so why can’t all body types be supported?

  • swedishskies

    Don’t waste your life by coming online and calling someone fat.

  • Jennifer

    That’s horrible. You should be able to count on your parents to love you unconditionally and be supportive.

  • Penny Dreadful

    Ugh. Sick of this woman.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Cause she’s confident despite her childhood abuse?

  • Phil the Donahue

    About half the parents in the country suck.

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