Ashley Graham showed her armpit hair live on the Today show on Friday morning and admitted she can’t remember the last time she shaved her armpits in quarantine.
The 32-year-old model remotely joined presenter Jenna Bush Hager during the show’s third hour and called from her mother’s home in Nebraska, where she was staying with husband Justin Ervin and their infant son Isaac.
When asked about her ‘quarantine look’, the cover star allowed she is like everyone else during the pandemic: she only wears comfortable clothes and shaving has not been a priority.
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Keep it real: Ashley Graham, 32, showed off her armpit hair on the Today show on Friday morning
Honestly: The model admitted she can’t remember the last time she shaved her armpits while in quarantine at her mom’s Nebraska home
‘It was sweatpants. I’m lucky if I put on a bra in the morning. I haven’t shaved my armpits yet, I don’t know how long, ”she said, raising her arm to reveal the dark patches of hair she’d gotten.
“I mean, my mom is totally disgusted by that,” she admitted. “But things don’t matter anymore.”
“You’re just free to be yourself,” Jenna, 38, said, laughing.
This isn’t the only time Ashley has revealed her armpit hair to the public, although it appears to be the first time she’s done it on live television.
Lively Conversation: Ashley admitted her ‘mom is completely disgusted’ with her armpits, ‘but things don’t matter’ during the coronavirus pandemic
Fun chat: ‘You’re just free to be yourself,’ said host Jenna Bush Hager, 38, to Ashley with a laugh
In February, she shared a postpartum photo of herself showing the dark hair growing under her arms. She later stated on her Instagram story that she hadn’t shaved in a few months.
‘For all the ladies who haven’t shaved their pit, in fact their entire pregnancy or at least until the end, I haven’t shaved since my last public appearance, which is The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon [in December 2019],’ she said.
And in a compilation video she shared on Instagram Reels last week, she showed footage of herself shaving her underarm stubble, although it’s unclear when she filmed the clip.
Ashley, who welcomed her son in January, has spent her time in quarantine sharing body-positive photos of herself, including photos of her stretch marks and breastfeeding baby Isaac.
Throwback: In a compilation video she shared on Instagram Reels last week, she showed footage of herself shaving her armpits, although it’s unclear when she filmed the clip.
New Mom: In February, she shared a postpartum photo of herself showing the dark hair growing under her arms. She later stated that she hadn’t shaved in a few months
Speaking to Jenna on the Today show on Friday, she said she has always been committed to making women feel good about themselves, and motherhood has only added to her passion for promoting self-confidence.
‘Now as a mother I find it even more important because I am not only a role model for people who follow me, I am a role model for [my son],’ she said.
And now that my body has completely changed, and stretch marks and extra weight and my hips and my stomach have shifted into new areas …
“I just want women to know that things are going to change, and it’s really important to just keep loving yourself and do that for the next generation.”
Role Model: Ashley, who welcomed her son in January, has spent her time in quarantine sharing body-positive photos of herself, including images of her breastfeeding
Still Confident: The model, who recently shared this photo of her stretch marks, told Jenna on the Today show that her body has completely changed since giving birth
Friday was a big day for Ashley, who celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary with husband Justin.
They marked the occasion on Instagram, where they both posted gushing tributes and romantic snaps of moments in their relationship.
‘I love you more today than I did 10 years ago when I married you! How is that possible?! Thank you for trusting me with your heart and making me a better woman every day. God bless you Justin! Happy Birthday!’ Ashley captioned her photomontage.
Justin also posted a slideshow, including snaps of Ashley showing off her engagement ring and another of her breastfeeding their son Isaac.
Look of love: Friday was a big day for Ashley, who celebrated her 10-year marriage to husband Justin Erwin
Celebration: They marked the occasion on Instagram, where they both posted gushing tributes and romantic snapshots of moments in their relationship
Smitten: ‘I love you more today than I did 10 years ago when I married you! How is that possible?!’ Ashley wrote at the beginning of her tribute
In the caption, he affectionately referred to his wife as ‘Stink’ while describing their accomplishments as a couple.
“Ten years ago we both said” Yes. ” That “I do” became a series of moments that add to “We did!” He wrote.
We’ve traveled the world, we’ve started a family, we’ve experienced the best of the best, and we’ve overcome the worst of the worst, ” he wrote.
And now we have the pleasure of looking back on 10 years of “We did” and a future of “WE WILL!”