“Growing up, I idolized Beyoncé, J.Lo, and the Spice Girls,” she says. “I was a mix between Ginger and Scary Spice.”
But now she focuses on the woman who taught her how to have a healthy body image — and a model who also made a big splash in Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue.
“Today I have two role models. One of them is my mom,” Graham says. “Just seeing how happy she has been going through [life] and how she’s handled every curveball is like, that’s a women who has integrity and dignity and has been kind and generous to people around her.”
“Business-wise, it’s Kathy Ireland, she’s OG. When she was young and in Sports Illustrated she was like, I’m going to sell some socks and make a business. Now she has a billion-dollar company. Kathy Ireland, if you’re out there, I’m still trying to be your best friend. You’re on my vision board.”
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE
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