EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Graham Wants to Be a Bond Girl -- Under One Condition

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Fierce, fabulous and bossy (as in a boss), Ashley Graham has
taken the fashion industry by storm.

The model, who happens to be plus-size and not ashamed of her curvy figure, has graced the pages of Vogue, appeared on NPR and Entertainment Tonight to talk body
acceptance, hosted a TED Talk and was one of the faces of Christian Siriano’s
Lane Bryant Collection
. In 2016, she landed on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue,
becoming the first plus-size model to do so, and by the end of the year, she
was named one of the judges on VH1’s revamped continuation of America’s Next Top Modelhosted by Rita
Ora
. She even took time out of her busy schedule to sexy up DNCE’s music video
for “Toothbrush.”

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Of course, there’s no slowing down when you’re on top. For
Graham, that includes debuting the Addition Elle Dark Beauty Collection, her
12th(!) line of luxury lingerie with the Canadian brand, landing more
high-profile magazines (“I want to get a few more covers”) and setting her
sights on stage and screen -- or at least setting her inner diva free.

“I actually feel like there is a Broadway woman living
inside of me and she’s never really been able to come out because I can’t
really carry a tune,” Graham tells ET during her photo shoot for Addition Elle,
where she modeled her latest designs for the Valentine’s Day-inspired collection
that exemplifies the model’s brand of body positivity. “But deep down in there,
she wants to come out. I do love Disney songs.” Asked for her favorite Disney
princess, she responds Jasmine before singing the Aladdin song “A Whole New
World.”

While it’s not uncommon for models to dovetail into acting
(see, most recently: Emily Ratajkowski, Cara Delevingne and Brooklyn Decker),
Graham is content being herself, as seen every Monday on America’s Next Top Model, where she serves as judge and mentor to
cycle 23’s aspiring models. A new addition to the long-running reality
competition, Graham has made herself at home, dishing out stern critiques,
offering advice and even posing naked with the contestants. “I’ve always talked
about having my own talk show,” she says of life beyond modeling. “I think that
would be a lot of fun. Maybe in 2017.”

But that doesn’t mean she’ll turn down a good part if it
comes her way. “If somebody wrote a part for me, I’m not going to deny taking
it,” she says.

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Perhaps her entry into acting could be as a Bond Girl in the
next installment of the long-running James Bond franchise? “The only way I
would be able to be a Bond Girl is if Idris Elba was James Bond,” Graham says,
throwing her support for the English actor, who many have said should take over
for Daniel Craig. “He is just so fine. He’s confident. He is sexy and he looks
like the type of man that just takes charge.”

“I would do it for free,” she says, before quickly adding:
“Don’t tell my agent that, though.” Or her husband, Justin Ervin. “If it were a
job, if I was getting paid…” Graham laughs while trying to guess what he would
think of that. 

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