Ashley Graham praised for 'rocking' long underarm hair

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Ashley Graham celebrated her 33rd birthday with a little getaway with her husband of 10 years Justin Ervin and their nine-month-old baby Isaac.

The model shared some snaps of their weekend away, uploading a photo of herself and her little family enjoying a hike, birthday cake and a snap of herself enjoying a bath.

Ashley Graham had fans praising her after sharing a snap of her underarm hair. Photo: Instagram/Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham had fans praising her after sharing a snap of her underarm hair. Photo: Instagram/Ashley Graham

And it was the photo of Ashley in the bath that received the most comments due to the underarm hair she was seemingly showing off.

Taking the time to encourage Americans to vote she captioned the snap, "Perfect bday with my boys (and if you didn’t vote yet, get out there tomorrow folks!!)"

While many followers commented on the post to wish her a happy birthday, others were quick to comment on the candid snap.

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“Love how you’re rocking that under hair girl,” one fan wrote. “We’re all human, people need to stop expecting us to live up to a standard.”

“Yesssss! Part of the women with long armpit hair crewwww,” another added.

“I think we all may be jealous that we didn’t think of No Shave November too! Rock it, mama!”

Ashley celebrated her birthday with her husband of ten years Justin Ervin. Photo: Instagram/Ashley Graham
Ashley celebrated her birthday with her husband of ten years Justin Ervin. Photo: Instagram/Ashley Graham

Others shared their own preference for ditching the razor.

“I like to grow my hair in sometimes too,” one wrote.

While some slammed Ashley's decision to grow her underarm hair, her fans were quick to defend her.

“It’s pathetic that this many people are throwing a fit over hair,” one person wrote. “Oh what it must be like to have such a simple life that you have time to be concerned with someone else’s hair.”

Ashley revealed earlier this year she'd been growing her underarm hair while in quarantine in the US.

While appearing on Today with Jenna & Hoda, Ashley shared that her beauty routine is not as glamorous as some might assume.

"It has been full-on sweatpants," she said as she lifted her arm up to show the camera her underarm hair.

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Ashley has been praised by fans for helping mums have the confidence to embrace their post-pregnancy bodies. Photo: Instagram/Ashley Graham

“I'm lucky if I put a bra on in the morning,” she continued. “I haven’t shaved my armpits in I don't know how long. My mother is fully disgusted with that by the way, but it’s just - things don't matter anymore.”

Since giving birth to her son earlier this year, Graham has become an advocate for helping mums have the confidence to embrace their post-pregnancy bodies.

Opening up about everything from breastfeeding to her post-birth healing journey, the 33-year-old has been praised for helping other mums celebrate their bodies, stretch marks and all.

Sharing a video of her cupping her hands in the shape of a heart over the stretch marks on her stomach, Graham showed the silvery marks some love by captioning the post with every coloured heart on her emoji keyboard.

Fans rushed to the comments section to thank the body positive ambassador for offering a reminder to new mums that they are beautiful no matter how their bodies may have changed.

With reporting by Marie Claire Dorking.

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