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Ashley Graham Goes Nearly Naked for Maxim-um Exposure

Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham is stripping down to barely anything in the April issue of Maxim.


[Credit: Gilles Bensimon]

In one photo, Graham went topless while her husband Justin Ervin covered her breasts with his hands.

Graham was photographed by Gilles Bensimon, who she said had captured her life perfectly. She joked in the magazine, "My life, lately, is naked.” Check out behind the scenes video of Ashley's photo shoot, courtesy of Maxim, Gilles Bensimon, and Capture Flow:

The 28-year-old has been making headlines for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover, which was recently criticized by Cheryl Tiegs. Tiegs received backlash when she implied that fuller figures like Graham’s are unhealthy. She told E! News, "I don't like it that we're talking about full-figured women because we're glamorizing them, and your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]... I don't think it's healthy. Her face is beautiful, beautiful. But I don't think it's healthy in the long run."


[Credit: Gilles Bensimon]

Graham’s Sports Illustrated cover has made her a household name, and she’s looking to capitalize on it with her own fashion line, fitness program, and shows. She told the mag, “I know these celebrity entrepreneurs are just people. They’ve just been given the right opportunities and have soared with them. And that’s what I’m trying to do.”

For more on Ashley, pick up the April issue of Maxim.