Ashley Graham breaks tooth on oatmeal cookie

Ashley Graham lost a veneer after eating one of her mother’s homemade oatmeal cookies.The 32-year-old model took to Instagram to share with her followers a hilarious video of the mishap, which left her with a gap where her front tooth should have been….

Ashley Graham lost a veneer after eating one of her mother’s homemade oatmeal cookies.

The 32-year-old model took to Instagram to share with her followers a hilarious video of the mishap, which left her with a gap where her front tooth should have been.

“Shout-out to Linda Graham for making the best oatmeal cookies in the world… and putting them in the freezer,” she told viewers, with her hand over her mouth, before lifting it to reveal her missing tooth. “And having your daughter break her tooth on them.”

The mother-of-one was left with just a filed-down natural tooth, which the porcelain veneer covers.

And although Ashley’s mother didn’t appear in the video, she did leave a cheeky comment on her daughter’s Instagram post: “Cookies anyone?”

The Sports Illustrated model took to her Instagram Stories to post an update on her dental emergency, and shared a video of her chewing on a tooth pick with a new veneer in place.

“Glued a new one in,” she wrote across the clip.

Ashley later asked her followers for advice when she revealed she’d been suffering from postpartum hair loss after she and husband Justin Ervin welcomed son Isaac back in January.

The former America’s Next Top Model judge shared an alarming photo of clumps of hair in a bathroom sink and assured fellow mothers that she would share “what works” for her on social media.

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Tyra Banks addresses ‘insensitive’ clips from America’s Next Top Model

Tyra Banks has responded to criticism over controversial comments she made on past seasons of America’s Next Top Model.Clips from the show have been resurfacing on social media lately, with fans taking a look back at some of the more cringeworthy momen…

Tyra Banks has responded to criticism over controversial comments she made on past seasons of America’s Next Top Model.

Clips from the show have been resurfacing on social media lately, with fans taking a look back at some of the more cringeworthy moments from the TV contest’s history.

Viewers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations at specific moments, including a particularly cruel clip from season six in back in 2006, in which Tyra tells hopeful Dani Evans that she will never make it as a successful model because of the gap in her teeth.

“Danielle, you went to the dentist but you refused to have your gap closed,” the host said to Dani, who eventually went on to win that season. “Do you really think you can have a CoverGirl contract with a gap in your mouth?”

“Yes, why not?” the young model replied, prompting Tyra to pretend to create a tooth gap with her finger: “This is all people see. It’s not marketable.”

However, the 46-year-old, who is also an executive producer on the programme, later took to Twitter to explain her comments.

“Been seeing the posts about the insensitivity of some past ANTM moments and I agree with you. Looking back, those were some really off choices. Appreciate your honest feedback and am sending so much love and virtual hugs,” Tyra wrote.

Dani also responded to the America’s Next Top Model incident and insisted she wasn’t surprised by the backlash because she’s “heard it all before”.

“So I’mma take this time to build up and to speak to all of my young queens that saw that episode that were truly affected by Tyra’s words… You’re beautiful,” she shared.

Other contentious moments include season 13’s “biracial themed” photoshoot, where contestants had their skin darkened, and season four runner-up Kahlen Rondot being asked to do a photoshoot in a coffin in a graveyard – just one day after her friend died.

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Hunter McGrady ‘learned a lot’ switching to plus-size modelling

Hunter McGrady “learned a lot” after switching to plus-size modelling during the early days of her career.The fashion star originally began working as a straight-sized model at age 15, but four years later, she decided to change categories as she could…

Hunter McGrady “learned a lot” after switching to plus-size modelling during the early days of her career.

The fashion star originally began working as a straight-sized model at age 15, but four years later, she decided to change categories as she could no longer maintain the U.S. size 00 (U.K. size 4) standard set by her agency.

Reflecting on the decision in an interview with StyleCaster, Hunter noted that while she was initially hesitant, she knew it was the right choice for her.

“I think that was the most transformative few years of my life, because I learned a lot about myself, my mental health, and all of that comes along with it,” she told the publication. “I was like, you know what? If this is what modelling is going to be, then I don’t think I can be a part of this. I don’t think that this is something that I can keep up.”

Soon after, Hunter began therapy sessions, and within two years of being asked to try plus-size modelling, she landed a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue photoshoot.

“So, through therapy, and learning who I am, what my body can do and where my body’s supposed to be, I was able to slip into what I believe is the body I was meant to be in all along,” the 26-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Hunter discussed her decision to only walk the runway for designers who promote size-inclusivity.

And while the move has led to a drop in her workload, she remains unfazed.

“I think that the more that we take that stand – and yes, it may suck for the time being, and it may be uncomfortable, and we may miss out on shows that are dreams of ours – but you know, the greater outcome, it’s a more positive world for everybody,” she insisted.

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Ashley Graham revisits 2016 criticism from Cheryl Tiegs

Ashley Graham has rehashed a four-year-old disagreement with fellow model Cheryl Tiegs.During a recent episode of No Filter with Naomi, a YouTube interview show hosted by Naomi Campbell, the star discussed how she became the first plus-size model to ap…

Ashley Graham has rehashed a four-year-old disagreement with fellow model Cheryl Tiegs.

During a recent episode of No Filter with Naomi, a YouTube interview show hosted by Naomi Campbell, the star discussed how she became the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue back in 2016.

Reflecting on her ground-breaking achievement, the 32-year-old also said, “There was another model who was so upset that I had gotten the cover and she said I was ‘very large’ and that women my size should not be on the cover.”

An appalled Campbell then asked: “Who said that?!”

Graham then insisted that the model in question was from before Campbell’s generation, but noted her name “begins with a C”.

For fashion insiders, the conversation easily pointed to ’70s supermodel Tiegs.

In an interview with E! News in 2016, Tiegs was critical of Sports Illustrated for featuring Graham, telling the outlet she disapproved of plus-sized models, “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorising them because your waist should be smaller than 35 (inches).”

Tiegs tried to ground her argument around health reasons and added: “I don’t think it’s healthy. Graham’s face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.”

However, the 72-year-old later apologised for her remarks.

At the time, Graham was unmoved by the slight, and noted, “Cheryl Tiegs may have said what she said, and it may have hurt a lot of people’s feelings, but my skin is so thick.”

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Kate Upton felt ‘so much pressure’ breastfeeding newborn daughter

Kate Upton felt “so much pressure” when she first started breastfeeding her daughter.The Sports Illustrated model, who welcomed Genevieve in November 2018 with baseball player husband Justin Verlander, has admitted in a new interview that she found bei…

Kate Upton felt “so much pressure” when she first started breastfeeding her daughter.

The Sports Illustrated model, who welcomed Genevieve in November 2018 with baseball player husband Justin Verlander, has admitted in a new interview that she found being a new mother overwhelming.

The 27-year-old shared her struggles in a cover story for Editorialist magazine, revealing that she felt “so much pressure” as a first-time mother “to be doing all these things, like breastfeeding on the go.”

“The reality, for me, was that breastfeeding was sucking the energy away from me. I realised I needed to calm down, to allow my body to recover,” Kate added.

Despite the difficulties, she insisted motherhood has changed her for the better and has made it a priority to focus on her daughter and limit the amount of time she and husband Justin spend on their phones.

“Having VeVe changed my life in such a wonderful way,” she explained. “I think my husband wants me to throw my phone away. We talk about it in the house all the time: ‘Let’s have a phone-free dinner.’ I want to be enjoying my life, enjoying my family, not constantly trying to take the perfect picture.”

Elsewhere in the interview, The Other Woman star also shared her passion to become a “positive influence” in the modelling industry and do more than just “playing dress up”.

“There’s definitely movement toward being more inclusive, representing a more diverse model, and not having a definition of what a model is anymore,” Kate stated. “But obviously, there’s a lot more that needs to be done.”

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Ashley Graham launches inclusive bridal collection with Pronovias

Ashley Graham has launched an inclusive wedding dress collection with Pronovias.The 32-year-old model has teamed up with the Spanish brand for the 16-piece limited collection, which includes traditional dresses and a tuxedo, and said she was inspired t…

Ashley Graham has launched an inclusive wedding dress collection with Pronovias.

The 32-year-old model has teamed up with the Spanish brand for the 16-piece limited collection, which includes traditional dresses and a tuxedo, and said she was inspired to create inclusive wedding dresses due to her own disappointing experience on her big day back in 2010.

She recalled not having the time to have a custom dress made for her nuptials to Justin Ervin, and had to shop off the rack at a boutique in Nebraska, but had to buy a size 10 (U.K. 12) gown for her size 14 (U.K. 16) frame, meaning she had to have a panel sewn in the back to make it fit.

“I really didn’t get the option of what I truly wanted because I didn’t have the time or the luxury because of my size. And to be completely honest – because of my budget,” Ashley explained to WWD, noting that prices for her Pronovias collection range from $1,000 (£758) up to $3,500 (£2,600).

The pregnant Sports Illustrated model, who is due to give birth any day now, jumped at the chance of teaming up with the famous bridal brand as she wanted to create an empowering collection for women of all ages and sizes, with the pieces also featuring built-in shapewear and bras.

“It’s such an important day for every type of woman who is planning her wedding. It’s beyond a size or a type of woman – it’s really just about her. That’s why I’m so excited there are now sizes from 0 to 34,” she gushed.

And Ashley is pleased that she was given the opportunity to tell her story, and hopes that other women are inspired to not settle for less when it comes to their wedding dress.

“Everything attached to my brand is inclusive. My mission is inclusivity and diversity always,” the activist and presenter stated. “For me, it was just important to tell my story. In telling my story, hopefully that will give other women the courage to tell their story. You are empowered by other women and what they’ve been through.”

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Halima Aden tackles misconceptions about hijabs

Halima Aden has tackled some common misconceptions about hijab wearers.The Somali-American star rose to fame in 2016 when she became the first contestant to wear a burkini and hijab, or veil, in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, and in April 2019, made h…

Halima Aden has tackled some common misconceptions about hijab wearers.

The Somali-American star rose to fame in 2016 when she became the first contestant to wear a burkini and hijab, or veil, in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, and in April 2019, made history when she posed in modest clothing for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue.

Now, in a new interview for the January/February 2020 issue of Essence magazine, Halima explained that wearing a headscarf is just one way for Muslim women to practice modesty.

“Sometimes I think when people think of hijabs they think it has to be a black scarf, it has to be really basic. Just an abaya,” she said in a behind-the-scenes video from her photoshoot, in which she made history as the first black female cover star to wear a hijab for the publication. “So, I want girls to know, whether you wear hijab or not, you can still look modest. Modesty is not just for one specific group of women.”

Halima then went on to note that she hopes her photoshoot with Essence, in which she models an array of colourful outfits, will inspire others to stick to their beliefs.

“I think (this photoshoot) will hopefully inspire the little girls in my community. And hopefully they’ll get the message that you don’t have to change who you are, you don’t have to conform. There’s enough people who are willing to accept you, to work with you, just the way that you are,” the 22-year-old said.

Elsewhere in her chat, Halima insisted she is pleased she wore a burkini during her first beauty pageant, especially in light of officials at seaside towns in France banning this particular kind of swimsuit, amidst ongoing controversy about Islamic dress in public.

“Burkinis were not allowed on public beaches. That is something that affects a lot of women. I wanted to tell girls in my community, ‘If I can wear a burkini onstage alongside women who are walking in bikinis, there is no reason you should opt out of swimming.’ A burkini is just another form of swimsuit,” she added.

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Ashley Graham feeling ‘better than ever’ after gaining 50 pounds during pregnancy

Ashley Graham “doesn’t care” about the weight she’s gained during her pregnancy.The curvy model is expecting her first child, a son, with husband Justin Ervin. Previously, Ashley announced that she is due to give birth in January, and in a post uploade…

Ashley Graham “doesn’t care” about the weight she’s gained during her pregnancy.

The curvy model is expecting her first child, a son, with husband Justin Ervin. Previously, Ashley announced that she is due to give birth in January, and in a post uploaded to Instagram over the weekend, she opened up about her pregnancy journey to date.

“Throughout my pregnancy so far I’ve gained 50 pounds (22 kilograms). And the best part is, I don’t care!” she wrote. “I have never felt better, and I am so thankful that my body and son have allowed me to be as mobile and flexible as I have been.”

Ashley added that she’s been working out, doing yoga, getting acupuncture, and had regular lymphatic massages. Accordingly, she is adamant her routine has paid off.

“I finally feel like I figured out this whole pregnancy thing and how to feel my best,” the 32-year-old shared.

Back in September, Ashley made fashion history by becoming the first pregnant model to walk in a Tommy Hilfiger runway show for the label’s Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya presentation held as part of New York Fashion Week.

The Sports Illustrated beauty has also been candid about the ups and downs of her pregnancy and often updated her social media followers about the ways she has been trying to embrace her changing figure.

Talking about posting an image that showed off her stretch marks on her digital show, Fearless with Ashley Graham, in November, the mother-to-be 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,” she shared.

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Chrissy Teigen resells her clothes and donates money to charity

Chrissy Teigen regularly resells her designer clothes online and donates the money to charity.The model, presenter, and author recently took part in a Q&A on Twitter and invited her 12.1 million followers to ask her any question about her life, work, a…

Chrissy Teigen regularly resells her designer clothes online and donates the money to charity.

The model, presenter, and author recently took part in a Q&A on Twitter and invited her 12.1 million followers to ask her any question about her life, work, and family.

“It’s celebrity question asking time! Ask me, your favourite A-list celebrity anything you would like to know about being a super huge A- list celebrity,” the 34-year-old joked.

“Do you have a million rooms in your house. Also, how many expensive dresses have you worn?” one keen fan asked, with Chrissy giving a surprising answer.

“Every room is very used and occupied. I have worn a lot of expensive things but always have to give them back,” she shared. “Since the babies, I’m not sample size anymore so I buy almost everything I wear and then resell on TheRealReal and donate the (money) to charity.”

The website sells vintage and pre-worn luxury and designer items, such as pieces from Chanel, Balenciaga, and Balmain, and also resells accessories, including fine jewellery.

Elsewhere in the candid Q&A, Chrissy revealed that she misses being able to do “normal” tasks such as visiting the grocery store and confessed that she fights with husband John Legend everywhere.

“I don’t care. John just won’t fight back,” the star quipped.

And when asked by one follower if fame has changed her for the better, Chrissy opened up about her mental health struggles.

“I dunno, honestly. I still see things from every perspective. But I’m also highly anxious and perceptive so it’s kind of hell for my own mind. But also, good? I like that I can help people, but my own self is kind of…stuck?” she replied.

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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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