Ashley Graham's standing behind her Maxim magazine debut!
The plus-sized model was featured as the magazine's April cover girl, where she showed off her hot bod in a number of racy looks.
Though Graham looked absolutely stunning on the cover and inside the magazine, there was a lot of speculation that Maxim Photoshopped the images to make Ashley appear slimmer and smoother.
But, the 28-year-old released a statement about the Photoshop allegations on Wednesday and she's defending the photos!
"I'm beyond proud to be the first curvy woman on the cover of Maxim," she declared in a statement to Just Jared. "I was not slimmed down on the cover, and Gilles Bensimon did an amazing job capturing my true figure in all of the photos."
"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," she continued. "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."
It's safe to say that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit stunner is well on her way. Not only has the star launched her eighth collection of lingerie for Addition Elle, but this month she dropped her Beyond by Ashley Graham clothing line for Dressbarn and is also set to debut her first collection for SwimsuitsForAll in May.
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