We caught up with our good friend and 2016 SI Swimsuit cover model Ashley Graham backstage at the Lane Bryant x Christian Siriano fashion show yesterday, and like normal, our brunette bombshell was her bubbly, candid self. 

Wondering how Ashley's life has changed since landing the cover of SI Swimsuit? Turns out even cab drivers want her autograph now! Been curious about where the inspiration for the #BeautyBeyondSize hashtag came from? Ashley explains that she wanted to create a community for women who want to embrace their "flaws" and share their confidence online. 

But perhaps the most exciting thing we learned is whether or not our super hot rookie would do a nude shoot or not. What's your guess? Fast forward to the 1:22 mark in the video below to hear Ashley's jaw-droppingly honest answer. 

Ashley joined a group of extraordinarily powerful and influential women on Monday for Empowering Women NYC's inaugural Body Inclusivity and Diversity Summit. The group gathered at the United Nations headquarters in NYC for a Lane Bryant spring fashion show and panel luncheon. 


Showing our support for the gorgeous @theashleygraham as she walks in the @csiriano x @lanebryant fashion show!

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"We aim to empower all women to embrace themselves as they are no matter what size or shape she identifies as, and to actively embrace what makes her feel most confident," said Lane Bryant President and CEO Linda Heasley. "And we will continue to lead the body-positive conversation, by pushing for inclusivity in all facets of the fashion world." 

BONUS: See some of Ashley's best moments from SI Swimsuit 2016!