Lane Bryant model Ashley Graham is speaking out to ET about the fallout surrounding a lingerie ad for the plus-size clothing line.
"I think that people aren't used to seeing big beautiful women in lingerie, and it scares some people maybe," Ashley tells ET. "A lot of people don't like change, and for whatever reason, they just aren't comfortable having a bigger girl in their lingerie."
Lane Bryant claims ABC refused to air an unedited version of their lingerie ad featuring the 22-year-old curvy Ford model during "Dancing with the Stars," saying it bared too much cleavage.
ABC shot down the statements and announced that the lingerie ad had been accepted, telling ET, "Their statements are not true. The ad was accepted. Lane Bryant was treated absolutely no differently than any advertiser for the same product. We were willing to accommodate them, but they chose to seek publicity instead."
Ashley, who has been a plus-size model since age 14, says she's confused by the controversy because she says networks air Victoria's Secret lingerie ads and argues that "Dancing with the Stars" costumes bare lots of skin.
"I want women of all shapes to … be confident in who you are," Ashley says, later adding, "You are you, and you are beautiful."
The controversial commercial will air for the first time on April 28. Watch the video for more from Ashley!