Ashley Graham, the curvy model who made waves with her recent "Sports Illustrated" cover, is thrilled she's not the only one breaking down barriers in the industry.
By denouncing the "plus-size" label and advocating for models with larger body types, Ashley's certainly ruffled some feathers - notably of S.I. icon Cheryl Tiegs, who fiercely criticized her message as unhealthy.
But when Toofab caught up with her this week, Ashley, 28, was unflappable and in high spirits.
When asked about the new plus-size male model Zach Miko, 26, she lit up.
"He's hot!" she gushed. "He's a 'Brawn' man is what they're calling him, and I'm so happy, because now it's proving that it doesn't matter what shape, size, or gender or race you are. You're beautiful."
Now, all we have to do is get a cover of Ashley and Zach together. Anna Wintour, are your ears burning?
"I saw her at a party. I didn't get to meet her because that was the same day they announced her as the cover of Sports Illustrated," he revealed. "Everyone in the world was congratulating her. My wife still doesn't quite forgive me for not introducing her to Ashley."
"Ashley is a superstar," he continued. "A couple articles came out and said, 'He's the male version of Ashley Graham,' which is awesome. Thank you for even putting me in the same paragraph as her. She changed the conversation of what beauty is. If I can do only a fraction of what she does I will be so honored."
Check out the video above to see when Graham thinks the "plus-size" label will be eradicated all together -- and why "how thick [her] thighs are" shouldn't matter!