Model, Ashley Graham, is refuting rumors that Vogue tried to hide her size on a cover.
Graham, who came to prominence as a plus sized model, has become a talisman for a movement in the fashion industry to portray more women of average or above average size as beautiful or fashionable as well. Graham was cast on her first ever cover of Vogue alongside other fashion icons such as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner as well as four other women. Graham is the only “plus-sized” woman on the cover, where the seven women are close together with arms around the waists of their compatriots. Fans of Graham began to question why she was the only of the models to be covering her skin. Graham holds a hand on her thigh on the cover. Many began to question whether Vogue might have asked her to do so in order to cover the size of her leg.
“I still don’t get why they made you cover your leg!! And you are the only one posing like that,” pondered one fan.
“I chose to pose like that..no one told me to do anything,” responded Graham.
Other fans also questioned whether or not the left arm of Hadid had been elongated in order to cover the stomach of Graham.
“You look amazing but I am still disappointed in Vogue … Gigi’s hand does not look normal to me … think they may have photoshopped you … god knows why!” wrote another fan.