Making a splash! Ashley Graham puts on an eye-popping display as she goes topless in the pool while celebrating her 29th birthday
She was the first ever plus-size model to land the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
And on Saturday Ashley Graham showed why she was chosen to grace the highly coveted magazine as she celebrated her 29th birthday.
The brunette beauty shared several Snapchat videos and photos as she went topless while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico for the special occasion.
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Eye-popping: Ashley Graham shared several Snapchat videos and photos on Saturday as she went topless
The 5ft9in stunner was certainly not camera shy as she posed up a storm for her social media followers.
Ashley went makeup-free for her pool session and flaunted her ample bosom as she covered her arms to conceal what modesty she had remaining.
She shared a photo of her shapely derriere as she donned a pair of black bikini bottoms and gave a glimpse of her backside.
Sun-soaked: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl celebrated her 29th birthday in Cancun, Mexico by skinny dipping in a pool with gal pals
Bootylicious! The brunette beauty shared a photo of her shapely derriere as she donned a pair of black bikini bottoms and gave a glimpse of her backside
Another image showed the gorgeous cover girl in a skimpy royal blue two-piece as she lounged on a boat with a group of gal pals.
While speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February, Ashley discussed her appearances in SI and the pressure placed on young models.
'I have always been told plus-size starts at a size eight and it goes up to a size 16/18,' Ashley explained.
Lap of luxury! Another image showed the gorgeous cover girl in a skimpy royal blue two-piece
Birthday babe! Ashley celebrated her special day aboard a boat with a group of her friends
Ellen was undoubtedly shocked that a woman who is a mere size eight would be considered plus-size.
'So the majority of this room is considered plus-size. I hope you feel better about yourself,' Ashley said with a laugh.
'That's the problem. Like, we're telling women that they are plus-size, and for me I just like to call it "curvesexilicious".'
Cancun cutie! The model nearly spilled out of a skimpy blue string bikini
Ellen recalled that when she was younger the smallest size was a size two and now there is a zero.
Ashley went on to note that there is even a double zero, explaining that it is a 'little scary' on both spectrums of weight.
'I am not a promoter of anorexia. I am not a promoter of obesity,' the body activist explained. 'I think we have to promote women to be healthy at every size as long as they are getting off of the couch and moving their body.'
Role model: During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February Ashley discussed her appearances in Sports Illustrated and the pressure placed on young models
Beauty in black: Ashley was the first ever plus-size model to land the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue; pictured last month
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