‘World’s Sexiest Woman’ Honor Goes To Ashley Graham

Maxim magazine has placed Ashley Graham at the top of their “World’s Sexiest Women” list for their May/June 2023 “Hot 100” edition, where she is also featured on the cover.

Having previously graced the cover of Maxim magazine in April 2016 wearing only a white button-down shirt, 35-year-old Ashley Graham now celebrates being featured on the cover for a second time. Along with this achievement, she has recently become a mother of three.


In an interview with Maxim magazine, Ashley Graham explained that her three children, a 3-year-old son and 1-year-old twin boys, Roman and Malachi, have given her greater motivation. She noted that her previous Maxim cover was before having children, and now being featured again after having three back-to-back pregnancies has made her appreciate that attractiveness takes many forms. Graham acknowledges that accepting her post-pregnancy body has been challenging, but she remains grateful to Maxim for featuring her again.

Ashley Graham has been a trailblazer promoting body acceptance in the modeling industry. Despite being scouted as a tween at a Nebraska mall, she didn’t know she was destined for show business. However, modeling provided her with a platform to make a positive impact. Reflecting on her journey, Graham acknowledges that she might not have had this opportunity without modeling and is grateful for it.


Ashley Graham looked back on her career highlights, including giving a TED Talk, appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2016, and having a Barbie doll made in her image. These accomplishments were incredibly impactful in the early days of the body positivity movement.

Graham has been using her body to advocate for a positive body image. Rather than constantly discussing body image, she encourages embracing our bodies’ natural evolution and changes. She said, “People’s shapes, sizes, gender, ethnicity, and age are integral parts of who they are and should be embraced without negativity or positivity.”