Ashley Graham

time-100-2017-ashley-graham Photograph by Lily Cummings 

Every inch of Ashley Graham's face tells the story of beauty—inside and out.

Every word she speaks shouts to all who lack faith in their reflections.

Every Graham of her body embraces anyone who ever doubted themselves.

Ashley's firsts will last in our minds forever, permanently imprinted in our skulls that all of our beauty matters.

Yes, Ashley. You did that. And I am beyond proud, in admiration and in awe of your power and influence over so many people's self-worth.

It is time for everyone to bow down to the fashion industry's—no, make that beauty's—new queen.

Banks is an entrepreneur and the host of VH1's America's Next Top Model

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