Ashley Graham wasn't born confident.
The gorgeous model had to learn to love her body like many others who came before her and many others who will come after her, which is exactly why she's on a mission to promote healthy body image. "I'm trying to change how women think about themselves," she tells Self magazine's October issue. "Some people just don't get it—I've been denied jobs because I was too big. I've also been denied jobs because I was too small. At the end of the day, I'm never going to conform to what anybody wants. This is my body; I'm happy in it."
Learning to love her curvy figure is exactly what made Graham's success take off—and she knows it.