EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Graham Jokes About Nearly Falling on 'Time 100' Red Carpet
By Jackie Willis
Ashley Graham walks runways for a living, but she nearly took a tumble when she hit the red carpet for the 2017 Time 100 Gala on Tuesday night in New York City.
The 29-year-old model stunned in an all-black silk ensemble, but almost fell to the ground when her high heel got caught on her duster. She was able to catch herself but looked visibly stunned by wardrobe blunder.
ET's Jennifer Peros caught up with Graham after she tripped, and the America's Next Top Model judge joked about her less admirable moments. "Well, my husband just said I belched, so there you go! Thanks for that, babe," she quipped. "And I almost just tripped on the carpet upstairs. I almost fell! That was fun."
Despite nearly falling, Graham was really feeling her outfit at the gala. "My stylist and I got creative and we just came up with something fun and funky -- high slits and boobs," she said of her style.
Graham is on Time 100's Most Influential People list this year, and was labeled by Tyra Banks in the magazine as the "new queen," a title Graham told ET that she would like to "memorize."
"[Tyra has] always has been the face and the queen of beauty. For to say that I'm not the face and the queen of beauty, it's like, 'Oh wow,'" Graham gushed. "My size has never been -- we aren't the ones looked at as beautiful. We're looked at as , 'Oh, you're pretty for a big girl.' That's what I've been told my whole life."
As the "new queen," Graham has some advice for her fans. "There is nothing that you can't do," she encouraged. "I'm a girl that has been told no, no, no, and now I get yes, yes, yes. Any girl -- no matter who she is or where she comes from -- can have whatever she wants, because I had mine."