Ashley Graham is proud to be changing lives by breaking beauty barriers.
The 28-year-old, 5'9" curvy model appears on the cover of British Vogue's January issue, breaking a trend most fashion magazines had adopted for decades. Like its competition, all editions of Vogue have for decades shined the spotlight almost solely on women under a size 12. And not only did Graham score a cover, but the outlet also makes no mention of the two words she hates: "plus-size."
"The most rewarding part about the honor of being British Vogue's January cover girl is knowing how many lives we are changing," Graham, who also appeared on other magazine covers for the first time earlier this year, wrote in an essay posted Wednesday on the outlet's website.