Instagram Followers: 4.6 million
Home Base: USA
Who: If you aren’t fully versed in Graham ‘grams, then you should scroll her feed like, now. You do not want to miss out on the multitude of event selfies, workout routines, and videos she posts daily, promoting a positive image of self-acceptance to her 4.6 million followers. Named one of TIME‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2017, Ashley Graham was the only model to make the cut. Last year, the stunning plus-sized model walked in Fashion Week, made the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, wrote her own book and landed on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List.
Let’s Get Real: A victim of sexual assault, Ashley also revealed that she was body shamed and bullied in school for being plus sized, and was told that she was ‘not really a model’, but is instead a ‘fat model.’ She also had a difficult relationship with her father as a teenager, as he was very critical and harsh. He was physically there but absent emotionally. “He thought I was stupid because I had a really low reading level and I wasn’t good at maths.” His nickname for Ashley was ‘Duh’, because she had a really low reading level and wasn’t good at math.