Ashley Graham has treated her fans to more sizzling lingerie snaps.The 29 years old Sports Illustrated model poses in a variety of skimpy underwear for the sultry shoot styled by Cary Tauben.Sharing six images to Instagram on Friday, Nebraska-born beauty captioned the images ’35mm film by @carytauben’.In one image she holds back her hair as she stands against a wall in a grey lingerie set.Another snap sees her smoldering in a white bra while draped in a cream fur coat.Meanwhile, Ashley talks about how her Christian faith keeps her grounded in a new interview withELLE UK.The plus-size beauty who met her husband, Justin Ervin, at church admitted she ‘got away from God’ when she first moved to New York, but these days her Christian beliefs help her to stay grounded.
She told ‘I come from a Christian background, and when I moved to New York, I got away from God. Then I realized that living here, you need something to keep you grounded or you’ll go crazy.’And Ashley is always mindful of the fact church elders follow her career, so she won’t do anything that compromises her beliefs.She told ‘When I’m shooting lingerie or Sports Illustrated, I’m aware that my pastor follows me on Instagram. You should be the same person from the moment you wake up to when you go to bed.’The curvaceous beauty has always been body confident, and even felt ‘sexy’ when she hated the way she looked on the outside.
Asked if she’s always been body confident, she told ‘I have, yes. My problem though, was I kept getting bigger because I wasn’t taking care of my body. I wasn’t working out. I was eating whatever because I was in this category ‘plus size’ and it got out of control. I started hating my body, but I never hid it with clothing because I always felt sexy inside. The moment that I started respecting myself, my clothes changed.’Ashley recently admitted she was initially reluctant to date Justin because he wasn’t her ‘type’.She told ‘I joined a church. I didn’t go there to find a boyfriend; I truly wasn’t looking for anyone other than the person I wanted to be.’One Sunday my volunteer position was to stand in the elevator welcoming people, passing out candy, and pushing the button to the eighth floor.’When two tall men walked in, I didn’t bat an eye. One nudged the other and said, “If you don’t talk to her, I will.” His friend left the elevator, but he stayed on. I shrugged. This guy wasn’t my type. With his short hair, ill-fitting, baggy Old Navy jeans, white Hanes T-shirt, and Converse sneakers, he exuded a major nerd factor.’But there was something sweet about Justin, and I was at church, so I had to be polite.’He rode up and down with me a few times, and he seemed to be looking into my soul when we talked. He was smart and funny and had travelled world. So I agreed to go out for coffee.’