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Ashley Graham praised for posting photo showing her cellulite: 'Teach women to love themselves'

Ashley Graham is being praised for showing off her natural body on Instagram. (Photo: Instagram)
Ashley Graham is being praised for showing off her natural body on Instagram. (Photo: Instagram)

Ashley Graham’s legs stole the show on the pink carpet at the Met Gala on Monday – and they continued to do so when she did an outfit change for an after-party later that night.

The model posted a photo on Instagram of her late-night look, which consisted of a mini metallic gold dress and a pair of strappy heels. But what most people praised Graham for was showing off her natural beauty — cellulite and all.

“Finally someone’s posting some real legs!” one person commented on the picture. While another wrote, “Such a beautiful, real and natural woman.”

But the best comment of all came from a man who celebrated Graham’s confidence and reflected on how she’s taught other women and men to acquire the same spirit.

“My wife has your body type and owns it like you. I love it and love her,” he wrote. “I'm a guy and still hope you continue to push your self confidence to a generation of girls who have been shown and taught images of facades and fakeness. Keep it up and teach women to love themselves and know that there are men out there who will too!”

It wouldn’t be the first time that Graham has kept it real on her social media with photos embracing her curves and addressing unrealistic beauty standards. Most recently, she posted a video to remind her millions of followers of not letting themselves get in the way of achieving their goals, quite literally.

“Boobs, butt, tummy - nothing stops me from moving my body and taking control of my health!” she wrote.

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