It wouldn't be America's Next Top Model without a nude shoot, and it wouldn't be an America's Next Top Model nude shoot without a few model tear droplets. Current ANTM judge and international supermodel Ashley Graham, who joined the Rita Ora-fronted panel for the series' 23rd and revamped cycle, is set to give the 13 remaining model hopefuls a crash course in posing sans clothing on tonight's episode of the long-running reality series, and EW has an exclusive first look at the steamy session that forces one model to question her standing in the competition. After a quick introduction from Paper creative director Drew Elliot as the ladies enter a studio, a topless Graham poses behind a flowing curtain of stringed pearls. Several ladies among the ANTM cast quickly cozy up next to the plus-sized cover girl, though India, a former bridal consultant, tears up at the prospect. It's just not me," she says, joining the likes of cycle 1's Robin Manning, cycle 2's Anna Bradfield, and cycle 19's Maria Tucker as contestants who infamously refused to pose for the program's nude editorials. Catch a preview of Graham's photo session with the model hopefuls in the exclusive clip below, and tune in tonight to see if India goes through with the shoot.
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Ashley Graham is no stranger to conquering feelings of vulnerability in front of the camera, having spoken out time and time again about the body-shaming she faces from all sides. Luckily for us, the model isn't shy about sharing her hard-earned wisdom when it comes to shutting out your critics and quieting that nagging self-doubt. Graham's latest feat of inspiration came during a challenge on the current, revamped season of America's Next Top Model , where Graham has been serving as a judge alongside new host Rita Ora. For a recent episode, the contestants had to participate in a nude photo shoot, and the prospect left some of them more than a little camera-shy. Thankfully, while Graham knows a thing or two about exactly how nerve-wracking it can be to put your so-called imperfections on display, she also knows how good it can feel to do so anyways, so the model stepped out from behind the judge's desk to lead by example. Showing the ladies exactly how it's done, Graham posed for a nude shoot herself—that is, if you don't count the glam layers of pearls she was draped in. After she finished modeling how to, well, model, Graham gave the anxious newcomers a characteristically motivating pep talk.
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She said in the past she has sent photos for money, and was hoping her regular customers would be interested in donating to a good cause. Within minutes, her private messages on Instagram and Twitter were bombarded by hundreds of people sending in their receipts to prove they had donated. The Texan model, who now lives in Los Angeles, has spent almost every minute since responding to the more than 20, messages she received with individualised naked photos. Ms Ward said she was motivated to use her following to contribute to the cause after photos surfaced of the catastrophic conditions. Within one day, she had about 20, messages in her inbox with receipts.