While catwalking toward its final show, Victoria’s Secret came across one too many obstacles. Gigi’s exit, Katy Perry not performing, and now plus-size model Ashley Graham hit back at the lingerie brand for continuously ignoring the need for diversity in the shapes and sizes of their models.
Graham, who is known for her success as a plus-size model posted a picture on Instagram. In the photo, the model is in her undies wearing angel wings that have been photoshopped on her back to stamp the message that she’s sending to the company.
The photo was basically clicked when the star was walking down the Addition Elle Holiday 2016 show. A company that focuses on plus-size clothing and features Ashley as a model. Ashley captioned her picture, “Got my wings! 🦋💐🌈😜 .. my #AdditionElle wings! #thickthighssavelives”
The post obviously attracted comments; while some of Ashley’s fans expressed their grief for her not already being a VS model, others were proud of her for taking a stand. One of them said, what everyone wants to say, “PLEASE diversify the runway ASAP to include the spectrum of beauty across all shapes and sizes!!” Even Twitter users appreciated Ashley’s move.
This is the second time in a row, someone has taken a step to prove to VS that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Earlier this month, 27-year-old plus-size model Tabria Majors had posted a few of her shots in lingerie proving the same point.
Last year as well, Graham had talked about this matter and told TMZ that plus-size models should have a place on the Victoria’s Secret ramp and that she would accept an invite to be a part of the show. The Vogue cover-girl has a point. VS should consider giving wings to women despite their body shapes.