Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Shares Her Top Tip for Body Confidence: Walk Around “Butt Naked”

Ashley Graham attends the Forbes Under 30 Summit on Oct. 6, 2015.
Ashley Graham gives body confidence tips in a new interview with Stylist magazine. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images

Get naked! That's plus-size model and activist Ashley Graham's body confidence tip to anyone who is learning to love their curves. 

The model and face of the Lane Bryant campaign #PlusIsEqual, 27, revealed that in order to love the skin you're in, you have to see it sans a spec of clothing. "Walking around your house butt naked builds your confidence," she told Stylist magazine. "You have to see the things that you were told were imperfect your whole life. You actually see it and deal with it. Don't hide it away." 

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Ashley Graham walks the runway as Addition Elle presents Fall/Holiday 2015 RTW and Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection At KIA STYLE360 on September 15, 2015 in New York City. Thomas Concordia/ for STYLE360

But strutting around in the buff is only part of Graham's message. "Speak to yourself kindly in the mirror. If you're constantly telling yourself you're ugly, you're going to believe it," she said. "Once you actually look and talk to yourself, you'll get a connection."

The outspoken model urged that once you've learned to accept yourself, you should spread the love to others. Graham, who also has her own plus-size lingerie line, Addition Elle, noted that it's important for women to compliment each other. "Not enough of us do it," she said.

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