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Ashley Graham Debunks the Craziest Rumor About Her at the 'Sports Illustrated' Summer of Swim Event

by Raphael Chestang 3:16 PM PDT, August 29, 2016
Playing Ashley Graham Debunks the Craziest Rumor About Her at the 'Sports Illustrated' Summer of Swim Event

Ridiculous tabloid rumors comes with the territory for a Sports Illustrated cover model like Ashley Graham, and she cleared up one piece of gossip about her at SI's inaugural Summer of Swim Fan Festival in Coney Island, New York, on Sunday.

"The craziest rumor I heard is that I lost like half my weight and I turned into a size 6," Graham told ET. "Honey, these hips are a size 14, and they are not going anywhere."

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Graham looked flawless in a red dress and strappy heels while signing autographs for fans and playing games like corn hole, but she wished she had opted for a more bohemian look like her cohorts.

"So Hannah [Ferguson] got the memo to wear the beach [gear]," Graham said. "I got the 'Let's go out and be sexy' memo, so I wish I was wearing hers."

In addition to Ferguson, Graham was joined in the white sand by her fellow models Chrissy Teigen -- who made an appearance with husband John Legend and their newborn baby, Luna -- Hannah Jeter, Kate Bock, Samantha Hoopes, Mia Kang and Barbara Palvin.

Leonardo DiCaprio's new love, Nina Agdal, was also present, and she revealed to ET that the hardest part of being a model is "being alone and not being able to eat pasta every day."

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Just hours after speaking to us on the Brooklyn beach, we caught up with Graham again at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she was rocking a much shorter 'do on the white carpet.

"I felt like my sexy was connected to my hair," Graham said at the awards show. "I cut it off and was like, 'Damn! I look good!'"

Check out the video below for shots of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

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