Ashley Graham says fashion is still lacking in diversity but she appreciates designers such as Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano and Michael Kors, who have been "pioneers for change".
The curvy 31-year-old model is proud to represent a different look in modelling but she still believes the fashion industry has a long way to go.
Speaking to Harper's Bazaar UK, Ashley said: "What I'm most proud of is that today's teenagers are witnessing the progress towards more inclusion in the industry. We still lack diversity on the runway, but I appreciate designers like Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano and Michael Kors, who have been pioneers for these changes. I feel hopeful that things will continue to change.