It was a special day on the 14th of November for Los Angeles, being the first time celebrating the 27th year for the Women of the Year Awards. Glamour honored inspiring women during this event including Ashley Graham who won the title as WOTY and wearing Galia Lahav’s GALA overall made entirely by beads.
Ashley Graham is an inspirational figure to women, she is a body activist, a role model, and encourages strength and confidence to the woman body.
Graham emphasizes the importance in loving yourself, your body, and confidence. In February 2016, Graham became the first size 16 model featured on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, instantly enlightening women all over the world. Graham says to women around the world: “I hope they look in the mirror and say, ‘I am beautiful,’” she says. “When you do that, it’s a whole other ball game—you start to understand that your words have power.”
Her confidence and strength in believing your beauty within and loving yourself has an eloquent grasp on the like of women.
Thank you for being you!

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  Honoree Ashley Graham attends Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  Model Ashley Graham attends Glamour Women of the Year 2016 Dinner at Paley on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Glamour)