Ashley Graham has made waves as one of the most body positive models in the industry. But even someone who seems (and is) ultra-confident in her skin can feel nervous donning a swimsuit.
"I mean, of course like any girl when you get to the beach or the pool and you go, 'Oh, I have to take my cover-up off, crap.' And you feel like everybody’s watching, and then you just go, 'Oh fine, I’ll just take it off,'" Graham told People. "And then all of a sudden you get comfortable and go, 'Okay. Another piña colada.'"
It's great to see a body positive icon like Graham open up about still feeling shy at the beach, but it's not exactly true that "any girl" would feel this way — Graham seems to get over her shyness at taking off her cover-up pretty quickly.
But numbers show that most women still feel extremely self-conscious when they put on a swimsuit. About 73% of the 1,000 women in Refinery29's recent survey said that wearing a swimsuit to the beach or a pool is the most stress-ridden situation they can imagine when it comes to their bodies.
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