It does not matter who you are or how big a star you have become, everybody has their own influences and inspirations in life, looking up to people for different reasons. When it comes to the modelling industry, plus-size model Ashley Graham has become one of the biggest icons in the business, and Ashley has been talking about her biggest influences and inspirations during the course of her life.
Graham revealed, "Growing up, I idolized Beyoncé, J-Lo, and the Spice Girls. I was a mix between Ginger and Scary Spice. I wore the Scary buns and Ginger's slutty, leopard outfits. "Today, I have two role models. One of them is my mom. Just seeing how happy she has been going through [life] and how she's handled every curveball is like, that's a women who has integrity and dignity and has been kind and generous to people around her."
She added, "Business-wise, it's Kathy Ireland. She's OG. When she was younger and in Sports Illustrated she was like, I'm going to sell some socks and make a business. Now she has a billion-dollar company. Kathy Ireland, if you're out there, I'm still trying to be your best friend. You're on my vision board."
Those are some pretty big names to live up to and some pretty big shoes to fill but Ashley Graham has been doing a fantastic job in recent years and has become a very big fashion icon in her own right, with millions of girls and women around the world looking up to her.