MTV Video Music Awards 2016

Ashley Graham: Embracing my cellulite helped me land the cover of Sports Illustrated

"The only pressure that I feel is to continue to represent women of all shapes and sizes in a correct manner," she said. "I think that I'm doing that by eating healthy, working out and staying true to who I am. I am a very curvy, voluptuous woman."

Graham, who was featured on the 2016 cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition, has been vocal about her experiences being body shamed -- no matter her size.

Rihanna shines in diamonds, gems and jewels at MTV VMAs

For the 2016 version held at Madison Square Graden on Sunday, there were plenty of outstanding performances but arguably the best of them of all was Rihanna, who mounted a tour de force, appearing on stage four times, including opening and closing the event.

For every performance there was a new outfit and complimenting all of the looks were jewels.

Rihanna to accept Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs

MTV announced the news on Thursday that they wanted to honor the eight-time Grammy winner when the show airs August 28 from New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The singer took to Twitter to say how "honored" she is to win the prestigious award.

The Vanguard -- MTV's lifetime achievement award -- was given in 1984 to David Bowie, the Beattles and Richard Lester. It was renamed after Michael Jackson in 1991.

Beyoncé, Adele lead MTV Video Music Awards nominations

MTV announced the nominees for this year's Video Music Awards on Tuesday, and two of music's most popular female artists lead the list.

Beyoncé tops all nominees with a career-best 11 nominations, while Adele is close behind with eight nominations.

Queen Bey's much talked about "Formation" video, and Adele's "Hello" – viewed more than 1.6 billion times on YouTube -- are nominated for the biggest prize of the event, Video of the Year.