Ashley Graham uses acupuncture to sculpt her face

Ashley Graham has been using acupuncture to sculpt and contour her face during pregnancy.The curvy model has taken to her Instagram page to share her secret for relieving stress, and in a series of videos, showed fans footage of her undergoing the trea…

Ashley Graham has been using acupuncture to sculpt and contour her face during pregnancy.

The curvy model has taken to her Instagram page to share her secret for relieving stress, and in a series of videos, showed fans footage of her undergoing the treatment.

“We are sculpting into my cheek, into my jawline,” Ashley told her followers in the first video, as acupuncturist Sandra Lanshin, founder of Treatment by Lanshin, tells the camera: “Getting the muscle tension out… And then we’re going to sculpt, sculpt, sculpt.”

In another clip posted on Wednesday, Ashley mimics Santa Claus while the needles are in her neck and jawline.

“Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!” she laughs. “It’s a needle Christmas.”

And in the last video, Sandra is seen taking out the needles, which makes Ashley briefly bleed in two places on her face.

“Oh well, it’s worth the sculpt,” the 32-year-old joked.

In the caption alongside the videos, Ashley explained that she’s been doing acupuncture throughout her pregnancy.

“I have to say it’s been keeping my body feeling so good! Yesterday, Sandra @treatmentbylanshin did a little face sculpting with the needles and I love the results!” she added.

Ashley is expecting a baby boy with husband Justin Ervin in January. The former America’s Next Top Model judge has regularly shared social media updates with fans throughout her pregnancy journey, and recently posted a naked selfie on Instagram over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gets candid about struggle to lose weight after pregnancy

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has opened up about her struggle to lose the 55 pounds (25 kilograms) she gained during her pregnancy.The British model gave birth to Jack, her first child with fiance Jason Statham, back in 2017. She’s now looking better tha…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has opened up about her struggle to lose the 55 pounds (25 kilograms) she gained during her pregnancy.

The British model gave birth to Jack, her first child with fiance Jason Statham, back in 2017.

She’s now looking better than ever, but in a no-holds barred chat on the Pretty Big Deal podcast with fellow model Ashley Graham, who is currently pregnant, Rosie admitted it wasn’t easy to shed the pounds once she’d welcomed her new arrival into the world.

“I would look in the mirror and I was like, I have 35 to 40 pounds (15-18 kilograms) to lose,” she said of her outlook after giving birth. “And I go to the gym, go to the gym, go to the gym, it’s not falling off, it’s not coming off, and it was very humbling for me, because having had a certain body type for most of my life… I will say working out in the gym and looking back at myself and feeling like s**t, I was like, now I understand how hard it is for some people to get to the gym.”

Revealing just how much weight she had gained while carrying Jack, Rosie grimaced: “I gained about 55 pounds. Listen, I enjoyed myself. I let the reins go. It’s a new experience, so you’re kind of like, ‘Well, let’s see how this goes.’ And six months in I was like, ‘WHAT! This is crazy!'”

While she struggled to accept the changes to her body at first, the 32-year-old admitted she felt “empowered” by the end of her pregnancy, and “basically walked around naked for the last month at home”.

As Rosie opened up about her pregnancy weight struggles, Ashley, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, shared that she has gained 40 pounds (18 kilograms). The curvy model is due to give birth in January.

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Pregnant Ashley Graham shares nude selfie

Ashley Graham has showed off her growing baby bump in a nude selfie on social media.The curvy model stripped off for the racy picture, in which she can be seen covering her chest with her hands while holding her phone in the other to take the photo, an…

Ashley Graham has showed off her growing baby bump in a nude selfie on social media.

The curvy model stripped off for the racy picture, in which she can be seen covering her chest with her hands while holding her phone in the other to take the photo, and posted the snap on her Instagram Stories on Thursday.

The former America’s Next Top Model judge shared the make-up free image alongside a series of photos documenting her Thanksgiving celebrations with family, friends, and her husband Justin Ervin in New York.

Filling up on the traditional turkey feast, Ashley – who was wearing an all-black ensemble with a cropped pink wool jumper – and Justin later got competitive with their loved ones as they played games.

The couple announced their baby news on their ninth wedding anniversary back in August, and the bundle of joy is due in January.

Ashley revealed the sex of her unborn baby in a recent interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show while she was participating in a lightning round of questions with the host.

“I’m having a boy!” she screamed, before waving her arms and exclaiming: “I’m gonna be a mommy to a boy!”

The 32-year-old has also been sharing details of her pregnancy journey on social media and has been honest about the impact her changing body has had on her mental health.

Speaking about posting an image that showed off her stretch marks during a chat with another mother for her new digital show, Fearless with Ashley Graham, the brunette beauty explained that she had actually been struggling with her “new body”.

“It’s interesting that you say that because the reason why I had posted that original photo, I had just announced that I was pregnant and I thought then I was going to feel good and I didn’t. I just felt terrible,” Ashley said.

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Emily Ratajkowski has ‘complicated relationship’ with sex symbol status

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted she has a “complicated relationship” with her sex symbol status.The model/actress is an advocate for body positivity and empowering women to love their bodies, and regularly posts nearly nude snaps of herself on Instagram…

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted she has a “complicated relationship” with her sex symbol status.

The model/actress is an advocate for body positivity and empowering women to love their bodies, and regularly posts nearly nude snaps of herself on Instagram.

Emily opened up about her complex feelings on the topic during a recent interview with Ashley Graham for her podcast Pretty Big Deal, and revealed she wants people to see past her good looks.

When asked by fellow model Ashley if she’s ever used sexiness as a superpower, or ever felt like it hurt her, she replied: “Both.”

“I think that I have a really complicated relationship to being sexy. I think that I have definitely found incredible power in it – just for myself. Like being empowered for myself. I’m not talking about power in like how much money I made or my career. I mean, like, in feeling good and powerful in my body. I’ve definitely been able to do that,” the 28-year-old continued. “I also think there’s another side of me that’s like every woman, where it’s like I’m so much more than just that.”

Ashley sympathised and said she could “relate to “being put in this box”.

“When you’re put in a box in fashion, you stay in that box and it’s hard to put us in an editorial light or a business light,” she added.

Emily has previously spoken out about how her looks have affected the roles she’s offered in Hollywood and vented her frustration at often not even being considered for serious characters.

“If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing that they’ve seen you in. People are like sheep and they’re like ‘Oh, that’s what she does well,'” she told ES Magazine in 2016.

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Ashley Graham recruits podcast guests via social media

Ashley Graham recruits celebrity guests for her podcast by messaging them privately on social media. The model launched her Pretty Big Deal podcast, in which she has candid conversations with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Amy…

Ashley Graham recruits celebrity guests for her podcast by messaging them privately on social media.

The model launched her Pretty Big Deal podcast, in which she has candid conversations with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Amy Schumer, in October 2018, and began the second season last week.

In an interview with WWD, the 32-year-old, who is currently pregnant with her first child, shared that she isn’t afraid to slide into celebrities’ direct messages (DMs) to ask them to be a guest.

“I DM people all the time. I will blow your DMs up,” she said, adding that her strategy works as no one has turned her offer down as yet.

She believes her podcast stands out from the crowd because guests feel like they can be candid.

“I’ve been completely honest with my fans since Day One and they know that I’m only going to bring honesty out of my guests and that’s always been the goal for me – just to have honest, real conversations,” the star continued. “But also, my guests feel like they have a platform to tell their own stories as well. It’s not just your normal who are you wearing, what parties are you going to.”

Ashley launched Pretty Big Deal’s second season with an episode starring news anchor Gayle King and followed it up by chatting to fellow model Emily Ratajkowski this week. She intends for the podcast to become a permanent weekly feature and will even pre-record enough shows so that Pretty Big Deal continues while she takes about three months off after the birth of her son in January.

“We had a big meeting about what do the viewers want and what are they craving,” she explained. “The first thing they were craving were 30-to-40-minute pieces of content for the commute and also we realised the moment we go away they’re sad and then people will forget about the podcast. So, we decided that we want to be weekly and you never have to miss a beat.”

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Lili Reinhart praises Ashley Graham and Charli Howard for promoting ‘real body images’

Lili Reinhart has praised models Ashley Graham and Charli Howard for promoting “healthy, real body images” on social media. The Riverdale actress has revealed in an interview with Glamour U.K. magazine that she is fed up of seeing people being airbrus…

Lili Reinhart has praised models Ashley Graham and Charli Howard for promoting “healthy, real body images” on social media.

The Riverdale actress has revealed in an interview with Glamour U.K. magazine that she is fed up of seeing people being airbrushed to perfection on Instagram and is grateful for the models for being themselves and sharing unedited pictures of their cellulite, stretch marks, and curvy figures.

“Even today, I see myself in the mirror and think, this doesn’t look the way the world tells me it should. I don’t have a cinched, minuscule waist. I do have curves, I have cellulite, my arms aren’t stick thin,” she admitted. “This is my body and we’re told that it should fit certain proportions.

“There’s such a disgusting problem right now with people photoshopping their bodies. Obviously, there’s a reason why people do it, they’re insecure, they feel like they’re not good enough, and that’s incredibly sad. When I see someone who’s authentically themselves, like models Charli Howard or Ashley Graham, who promote healthy, real body images, I think that is so refreshing and important.”

The 23-year-old continued to heap praise on the British model for championing body positivity and diversity within the fashion industry, and shared that Howard makes her feel like there is nothing wrong with her body.

“Charli’s messaging talks to me on social media. She makes me feel like my body doesn’t need to fit these impossible standards, and she’s a model, my body will never look like that,” Reinhart added. “It just won’t, and 90 per cent of women’s bodies will never look like that, but we are still only used to seeing one body on the runway and in magazines. It’s an incredibly stupid and confusing thing for that to be shoved down young men and women’s throats. Being told: ‘This is what beautiful is.’ And it’s often unachievable to regular people.”

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Ashley Graham tears up as she recalls posting photo of her stretch marks

Ashley Graham became tearful as she recalled posting a photo of her stretch marks during the latest episode of her digital series.The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, has opened up about the changes to …

Ashley Graham became tearful as she recalled posting a photo of her stretch marks during the latest episode of her digital series.

The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, has opened up about the changes to her figure in a chat with mother-of-four Taylor Hoit for her new show, Fearless with Ashley Graham.

Speaking candidly about pregnancy, Ashley explained that while she received a lot of praise from her followers when she uploaded a close-up image of her stretch marks on her Instagram page in August, she had actually been struggling with her “new body”.

“It’s interesting that you say that because the reason why I had posted that original photo, I had just announced that I was pregnant and I thought then I was going to feel good and I didn’t. I just felt terrible. And that morning, actually,” she commented, before pausing as she began to cry.

However, Ashley soon realised she could use her platform to help others experiencing the same emotions.

“That morning, I was like, ‘Get it together, Ashley, there’s other women out there that are going through the same thing as you – why don’t you have a dialogue?'” the 32-year-old recalled, before adding that while she felt “so isolated” at times, pregnancy has also allowed her to “come into this new world of body confidence”.

Elsewhere in the discussion, Taylor opened up about her own decision to post a picture of her post-baby figure 10 weeks after welcoming twins.

“It was a day (at a mother’s group) where everyone was saying, ‘This is how much I’ve gained, this is how much I’ve lost, this is what I look like,’ and I wanted to change that conversation,” she explained. “Like, what are we talking about? We grow children – our bodies did that. How grateful and lucky we are that we’ve done that?”

Taylor added that while her body hasn’t “bounced back” the same way following her previous pregnancies, she is now “trying to figure out how to feel beautiful on the inside and the outside”.

Ashley is due to give birth to a baby boy in January.

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Ashley Graham celebrates at fun-filled baby shower

Ashley Graham has celebrated the impending arrival of her first child with a fun-filled baby shower.The model and her husband Justin Ervin, who announced they are expecting a little boy last week, gathered with family and friends at The Foundry in New …

Ashley Graham has celebrated the impending arrival of her first child with a fun-filled baby shower.

The model and her husband Justin Ervin, who announced they are expecting a little boy last week, gathered with family and friends at The Foundry in New York City on Friday, where they had set up a candy bar, as well as separate manicure, tattoo, and piercing stations.

Alongside a series of happy snaps showing Ashley posing with loved ones on her Instagram page, she wrote, “Feeling so blessed to have such a strong support system in our lives. Thank you to everyone who came together to celebrate our baby boy! I’ve never had so many hands on my belly and I LOVE IT! We feel so lucky and excited to be experiencing this new chapter with all of you in our lives and everyone who has shared so much love here!”

In addition to the unique entertainment options, Ashley also partnered with the team at parenting equipment company Frida, which offers products and tools designed to help prepare mothers for the time before and after giving birth.

“The minute I meet another pregnant woman or new mom the first thing we do is exchange the ‘list’ of must-have items to help get through pregnancy and postpartum. The second thing that happens is that I have to pee. @fridamom and @fridababy are at the top of every mom’s list and I feel so lucky to have partnered with such an incredible brand! We need to be having honest conversations about what happens with our own bodies and I love that they inspire us to do that. @cmrh (Chelsea Rosen Hirschhorn) thank you for all that you do for moms out there!” the 32-year-old added.

Ashley announced her pregnancy news via Instagram back in August. She is due in January.

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Ashley Graham shares baby’s sex and due date

Ashley Graham has excitedly announced she’s expecting a baby boy.The curvy model shared the surprise news during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday while she was participating in a lightning round of questions with the host. Beginnin…

Ashley Graham has excitedly announced she’s expecting a baby boy.

The curvy model shared the surprise news during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday while she was participating in a lightning round of questions with the host.

Beginning with questions like, “Besides your husband, who do you have a crush on?”, in the final seconds of the game, Ellen asked, “Are you having a boy or a girl?”

“I’m having a boy!” Ashley screamed, before waving her arms and exclaiming: “I’m gonna be a mommy to a boy!”

Her due date is in January. Elsewhere in the lightning round, the 32-year-old confessed that her most embarrassing wardrobe malfunction was at Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show in September.

“My pants split in the crotch at the Fenty show,” the star laughed.

Ashley sweetly announced her pregnancy news on Instagram back in August, revealing she and husband Justin Ervin were expecting their first child together.

“Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life,” she began the post. “It has been the best journey with my favourite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin Life is about to get even better.”

The former America’s Next Top Model judge has been candidly sharing her pregnancy journey on social media, and recently posted a nude video on Instagram.

“Getting bigger and bigger and trying to embrace my new body every day. It’s a journey and I’m so thankful to have such a supportive community,” she told her followers.

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Anna Wintour praises 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners

Anna Wintour has lauded the winners of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.Members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their annual gala dinner in partnership with Vogue magazine at the Cipriani South Street in New York on Monday ni…

Anna Wintour has lauded the winners of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their annual gala dinner in partnership with Vogue magazine at the Cipriani South Street in New York on Monday night, with the likes of Ashley Graham, Ben Platt, and sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid in attendance.

During the dinner, Christopher John Rogers was crowned the winner of the sixteenth CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, with Danielle Hirsch of Danielle Frankel and Reese Cooper named as runners-up.

“With this year’s Fashion Fund finalists, we’ve seen not only great design and talent, but a wonderful commitment to progressive and inclusive values,” said Wintour, editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue. “Fashion should never be divorced from the values of the world and this year’s designers have taken that to heart.”

Rogers will receive $400,000 (£310,000), while the two runners-up walk home with $150,000 (£116,000) each. The three designers will also regularly meet with an assigned business mentor.

Winning the top prize in the prestigious competition marks a major moment in the career of Brooklyn-based Rogers. Born in Baton Rouge, the designer is quickly building up a reputation for his bold use of colour and playful silhouettes, with celebrities including Lizzo, Rihanna, Regina King, and Tracee Ellis Ross having worn his creations to events.

He follows in the footsteps of past winners such as Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Brock Collection, Telfar, and Pyer Moss.

“The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund continues to foster not only creative design talent but also an entrepreneurial spirit required in today’s changing fashion landscape,” added CFDA president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb. “This year’s finalists represent the best of American fashion’s future.”

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