In the commercial for the swimsuit line, Linda recites a letter she wrote to her now famous daughter. "I raised you to be confident, courageous and fearless and I am so proud of the woman you are today," she says.
"I said, 'I can't do it anymore, I'm coming home. This is it,' and she said, 'No, no, you're not coming home. Your body is going to change someone's life and New York needs you. The fashion industry needs you,' and I stayed," Graham recounted.
"My mom is the product of two farmers, and she had to really work hard," Ashley, who was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, continued. "So she grew up with work ethic and determination and drive, and [the idea that] when you start something, you finish it. So that's how she raised me and my sisters."