Ashley Graham dons figure-hugging brown dress in NYC… and reveals why she dedicated her new book to her nine-year-old self

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Ashley Graham looked gorgeous as she emerged from Times Square Studios in Midtown Manhattan on Monday after taping an appearance on Good Morning America.

The 36-year-old plus-size IMG Model was on the ABC morning show promoting her 64-page literary effort A Kids Book About Beauty, which hits shelves this Tuesday.

Ashley showcased her curvaceous 5ft9in figure in a brown long-sleeve gown and beige cha-cha heels selected by stylist Emily Evans.

Hairstylist Erickson A. coiffed Graham’s middle-parted mane and make-up artist Nadia Tayeh overlined her lips and fully contoured her complexion.

The Side Hustlers producer-host’s silky wrap dress featured fabric at the hips that fastened at the midsection and cascaded downwards to better reveal her fancy footwear.

Ashley Graham looked gorgeous as she emerged from Times Square Studios in Midtown Manhattan on Monday after taping an appearance on Good Morning America

The 36-year-old plus-size IMG Model was on the ABC morning show promoting her 64-page literary effort A Kids Book About Beauty, which hits shelves this Tuesday

The 36-year-old plus-size IMG Model was on the ABC morning show promoting her 64-page literary effort A Kids Book About Beauty, which hits shelves this Tuesday

Ashley – whose career was launched in 2010 after starring in a Lane Bryant TV commercial – completed her slinky promotional attire with silver statement earrings.

Once safely inside the studio, Graham – who suffers from ADD and dyslexia – explained why she dedicated her new children’s book to her nine-year-old self.

‘I remember being nine and thinking back to what I imagined my hair should look like or not having cellulite. “Oh my God, cellulite started! Back fat rolls, tummy, big arms!”‘ the Nebraska-born beauty recalled to GMA correspondent Ginger Zee.

‘And I want that nine-year-old girl who is looking at herself in the mirror to know that, “That’s okay. That’s your body. It’s strong. It’s the one you were given – embrace it, love it, cherish it,” because all the things that I didn’t do, I want her to remember to do that. And him too, right? Boy moms for boys!’

Ashley was taught by her own mother Linda Graham to always ‘speak well of yourself’ with daily affirmations.

‘That’s why I say that this book is really for adults as well, because what my mom instilled in me was she never spoke bad about herself in front of me and my sisters, and I will always do that in front of my boys,’ Graham explained.

‘I will always speak kind words to myself, I will always edify who I am around them, and them as well, because when you say one bad thing about yourself in front of your kids, they soak it up. They know that they’re a product of you, so they internalize that whenever you say something bad about yourself.’

Ashley showcased her curvaceous 5ft9in figure in a brown long-sleeve gown and beige cha-cha heels

She relies on stylist Emily Evans

Ashley showcased her curvaceous 5ft9in figure in a brown long-sleeve gown and beige cha-cha heels selected by stylist Emily Evans

Hairstylist Erickson A. coiffed Graham's middle-parted mane and make-up artist Nadia Tayeh overlined her lips and fully contoured her complexion

Hairstylist Erickson A. coiffed Graham’s middle-parted mane and make-up artist Nadia Tayeh overlined her lips and fully contoured her complexion

The Side Hustlers producer-host's silky wrap dress featured fabric at the hips that fastened at the midsection

The skirt cascaded downwards to better reveal her fancy footwear

The Side Hustlers producer-host’s silky wrap dress featured fabric at the hips that fastened at the midsection and cascaded downwards to better reveal her fancy footwear

Ashley - whose career was launched in 2010 after starring in a Lane Bryant TV commercial - completed her slinky promotional attire with silver statement earrings

Ashley – whose career was launched in 2010 after starring in a Lane Bryant TV commercial – completed her slinky promotional attire with silver statement earrings

Once safely inside the studio, Graham - who suffers from ADD and dyslexia - explained why she dedicated her new children's book to her nine-year-old self

Once safely inside the studio, Graham – who suffers from ADD and dyslexia – explained why she dedicated her new children’s book to her nine-year-old self

The Nebraska-born beauty recalled to GMA correspondent Ginger Zee (R): 'I remember being nine and thinking back to what I imagined my hair should look like or not having cellulite. "Oh my God, cellulite started! Back fat rolls, tummy, big arms!"'

The Nebraska-born beauty recalled to GMA correspondent Ginger Zee (R): ‘I remember being nine and thinking back to what I imagined my hair should look like or not having cellulite. “Oh my God, cellulite started! Back fat rolls, tummy, big arms!”‘

Ashley continued: 'And I want that nine-year-old girl who is looking at herself in the mirror to know that, "That's okay. That's your body. It's strong. It's the one you were given - embrace it, love it, cherish it," because all the things that I didn't do, I want her to remember to do that. And him too, right? Boy moms for boys!'

Ashley continued: ‘And I want that nine-year-old girl who is looking at herself in the mirror to know that, “That’s okay. That’s your body. It’s strong. It’s the one you were given – embrace it, love it, cherish it,” because all the things that I didn’t do, I want her to remember to do that. And him too, right? Boy moms for boys!’

Ashley previously teamed up with author Rebecca Paley to co-write her 2017 memoir, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like

Ashley previously teamed up with author Rebecca Paley to co-write her 2017 memoir, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like

Graham is mother to three sons - Isaac Ervin, 4; and twins Malachi Ervin and Roman Ervin, 2 - from her 13-year marriage to Justin Ervin, whom met volunteering at her church back in 2009 (pictured May 12)

Graham is mother to three sons – Isaac Ervin, 4; and twins Malachi Ervin and Roman Ervin, 2 – from her 13-year marriage to Justin Ervin, whom met volunteering at her church back in 2009 (pictured May 12)

The 35-year-old cinematographer's (pictured December 31) last IMDb-credited gig was shooting Brandon Eric Kamin's long-delayed drama Rittenhouse Square starring Nick Nolte and Dharon Jones

The 35-year-old cinematographer’s (pictured December 31) last IMDb-credited gig was shooting Brandon Eric Kamin’s long-delayed drama Rittenhouse Square starring Nick Nolte and Dharon Jones

The body positivity activist previously teamed up with author Rebecca Paley to co-write her 2017 memoir, A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like.

Ashley is mother to three sons – Isaac Ervin, 4; and twins Malachi Ervin and Roman Ervin, 2 – from her 13-year marriage to Justin Ervin, whom met volunteering at her church back in 2009.

The 35-year-old cinematographer’s last IMDb-credited gig was shooting Brandon Eric Kamin’s long-delayed drama Rittenhouse Square starring Nick Nolte as a homeless veteran and Dharon Jones as a street singer, who ‘remedy dark times through friendship and music.’

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