Ashley Graham, the queen of curves, has been named Maxim’s “World’s Sexiest Woman” as she graces the cover of the magazine’s “Hot 100” issue. The 35-year-old model beat out big names like Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Ana de Armas, and Doja Cat for the No. 1 spot. The cover features Ashley posing in nude lingerie and a feather-trimmed robe. The accompanying spread showcases Ashley in other sultry styles, including a sheer black lace dress, a red-hot ruffled skirt, and a pantsuit paired with a bra from her Ashley Graham x Knix collection.
In the cover story, Ashley discusses how her body is always evolving and changing just like everyone else’s. Maxim hailed her as the “queen of curves,” a title that Ashley has proudly embraced. She believes that all shapes and sizes should be easily embraced and accepted without having to have conversations about it all the time.
Ashley has been open about her changing body, sharing candid snaps of her stretch marks and loose skin on Instagram after welcoming twins with husband Justin Ervin in January 2022. She admits that it’s hard to wrap her head around accepting her body and where she is after having three kids back-to-back.
“Hotness” comes in all shapes and sizes, and Ashley has always preached that. But it’s a message that hits closer to home after her own body went through significant changes. Despite this, Ashley confidently embraces her body, and her Maxim cover proves just that.
In the interview, Ashley also mentions how having children has given her more drive. She has always been confident in her body, but being a mother of three makes her see beauty in so many scenarios. Ashley’s confidence and sexiness make her the perfect choice for Maxim’s “World’s Sexiest Woman” title, and this cover is just one of the many ways she continues to inspire so many women worldwide.