Ashley Graham has been everywhere lately (in a Christian Louboutin campaign, in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and in a Joe Jonas music video, just to name a few) and come August, she'll be on the cover of Cosmopolitan.
In an interview with the magazine, Graham, 28, talks about why she doesn't like the term plus-size, about being in a relationship with an abusive alcoholic (not now, but in the past), and about how she felt when Amy Schumer protested being added to a list of "inspiring" plus-size women (which also included Melissa McCartney, Adele, and Ashley Graham) featured on the cover of Glamour's "Chic At Any Size" issue in April.
I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn't feel right to me. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous
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Schumer, 35, obviously has nothing but admiration and respect for the women on the list, who do fall into the "plus-size" category (which in the U.S. is technically size 12 and up) but she took umbrage at being included in that list, because Schumer is actually a size 6 or 8. She wondered what implications there would be for a young girl to see someone her size and think that that's a "plus-size" body. The magazine admitted its error and apologized. Graham talked to Cosmo about her thoughts on the matter and why she found it a little hypocritical.