Ashley was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and discovered in a mall at the age of 12. Her natural beauty and effervescent personality led to her signing with an international modeling agency at the age of 13, launching her successful, diverse career. Ashley has worked in numerous areas of the fashion industry including editorial, catalogue, runway, commercials, television and film. Perhaps one of her most famous ads to date was with Lane Bryant, in which she modeled lingerie. The ad was shown during a major, international sporting event and was eventually banned from television.
Ashley has been featured on the covers of Elle Quebec, London Times and Cover Magazine, and has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour. She has appeared regularly in several Levi’s, Calvin Klein and Marina Rinaldi campaigns. Her list of regular clients includes Nordstrom, H&M, Old Navy, and Bloomingdales, with more on deck.
A business-savvy entrepreneur, Ashley has collaborated with Canadian brand Addition Elle on her own line of seductive, size-conscious lingerie. Featuring sexy pieces designed to fit and accentuate women of various sizes, the line is available on AshleyGraham.com, and will be in a major department store in Spring 2015.
As an active role model, Ashley has spoken at numerous high schools and girls’ groups about body image and self-acceptance. In recent years, she has also participated in several humanitarian missions trips to South Africa with The Themba Foundation. In addition, she has been invited on numerous talk shows including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, and acted in the 2010 feature film, “Dirty Old Town”. Ashley resides in Brooklyn, New York, and travels the nation and the world for various jobs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Justin.