Ashley Graham Works Her Curves on the Beach in Cancun

Ashley Graham steamed up the beach in Cancun, Mexico, this week. The Sports Illustrated cover girl and America's Next Top Model panelist showed off her curves in a black bikini while celebrating her 29th birthday with friends at the Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa; Ashley also posed poolside, relaxed on a lounge chair, and spent some time on a yacht with her group of girlfriends. It's been a busy year for the stunner, who has not only landed magazine covers and ad campaigns, but is also proving to be a worthy role model for body positivity and self-love. Ashley has spoken out a number of times about claiming confidence in her shape and why she refrains from calling herself a "plus-size model," saying, "Just because I'm not calling myself plus-size doesn't mean I'm not representing a woman who is. I'm giving curvy women a seat at a table that we've never been invited to before — a table with high-end fashion people who have never considered us beautiful."