It’s been a hot topic since the Victoria Secret show on Thursday night.
And Ashley James has now insisted that all sizes should be represented on the runway, as she clashed with Big Brother’s Helen Wood in a heated debate.
The two stars debated whether sexy is defined as slim in a Good Morning Britain discussion, with Helen admitting she doesn’t care if she’s called ‘shallow’ for preferring models such as Kendall Jenner over plus-size advocates.
At odds: Ashley James (right) has now insisted that all sizes should be represented on the runway, as she clashed with Big Brother’s Helen Wood (left) in a heated debate
In the debate, Ashley insisted that she believes all sizes should be represented on the catwalk, after fans complained that the show does not accurately represent an array of body shapes.
The Celebrity Big Brother star – who has never shied away from speaking about her own struggles with body confidence – said: ‘I would love to have Ashley Graham’s body, I thing Ashley Graham is one of the most beautiful sexy people, and it’s not just about aspiring.
‘But what I’m saying is everyone deserves to feel sexy and represented by the industry.’
Explosive: The two stars were discussing Thursday’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show, debating whether ‘slim is still considered sexy’
Brutal: Helen said that she prefers seeing models such as Kylie Jenner on the runway, and doesn’t care if it makes her shallow
Opinions: Ashley countered that fashion shows should represent women of all shapes and sizes, and would love to see Ashley Graham don the iconic wings
Helen furiously cut in by saying: ‘I’m not saying people shouldn’t feel sexy,’ before Ashley countered: ‘If Ashley Graham had been walking down Victoria’s Secret what would you think?’
The reality personality then replied: ‘I’d personally like to see Kendall Jenner walking down it, and if that makes me a shallow person than so be it.’
And following the debate Ashley and Helen continued to express their individual views on social media, with the former Made In Chelsea star tweeting: ‘All the girls on the runway look beautiful and I’m not taking away or undermining their beauty and the dedication to look that great.
‘But there’s a lot of other sexy women of different body shapes who would kill that runway! Ashley Graham for one!’
Sharing: Helen added that she feels little regarding diversity in the famous fashion show, and enjoys seeing the models with their incredible physiques
Truthful: The two reality stars clashed over their contrasting views, with fans similarly divided on social media
My side: After the show Ashley tweeted that she would love see women of all sizes at the show, but doesn’t want to undermine any woman for their beauty
Her side: In response to a fan Ashley then tweeted that it’s a certain body type that should take centre stage at a show such as Victoria Secret
Outspoken: Ashley has long been an advocate for body confidence and fashion diversity, and recently led Simply Be’s Christmas lingerie campaign to share her cause
Helen then tweeted her own views in response to a fan, saying: ‘Thank you for having me #GMB loved today’s topic. Keep the #VictoriaSecretFashionShow as it is, with its supermodels looking ‘Super,’ #stopchangingeverything.
‘Hope I got that point across. Everyone should feel sexy. BUT a certain type should be fronting the look!’
Ashley has long been an advocate for body confidence and fashion diversity, and recently led Simply Be’s Christmas lingerie campaign to share her cause.
The reality star has spoken candidly about her battles with body dysmorphia, but was forced to hit back at trolls following the campaign after they slammed her ‘rags to riches’ tale.
She wrote: ‘I am proud of my northern roots, and my parents have worked two jobs for as long as I can remember to provide opportunities for my brother, sister, and I. My dad has quite literally saved lives during his time in the fire service and I am in awe of both of them for their achievements.
‘Is a background of hard-work and good parenting considered rags? It is the strong work ethic my parents have instilled in me, my determination, and the brilliant platform of reality TV that have allowed me to achieve success in modelling, DJ’ing, and presenting.’
Chic: The DJ put on a stylish display in a statement top and high-waisted checked trousers
Looking good: Meanwhile Helen flaunted her figure in a pretty floral blouse and high-waisted trousers, teamed with knee- high boots