Ashley Graham went viral on Sunday night (24Feb19), after an awkward moment when she tried to get Jason Momoa to do the Haka on the Oscars red carpet.
— Candace Parra (@cparra102) February 25, 2019
The 31-year-old model was just one of the famous faces fronting coverage of the awards ceremony for U.S. TV network ABC. And as she chatted to stars on the red carpet, Ashley found herself interviewing Aquaman star Jason and his wife Lisa Bonet. As she concluded her chat with the pair, an enthusiastic Ashley asked Jason: “I’ve got to get one Haka move, just one Haka move.” But Lisa was unimpressed by the request, shaking her hand and raising her hand to say that her spouse wouldn’t be granting her request. However, despite his wife’s clear disapproval, Jason was quick to oblige – sticking his tongue out as he recreated one of the moves of the Haka, the traditional, ceremonial dance of New Zealand’s Maori culture.
Lisa still made her discomfort at the situation clear, putting her head down and shaking it as Jason and Ashley stuck their tongues out.
But Ashley appeared to either be unaware of, or ignore, Lisa’s disapproval, laughing as she told the pair: “Yes! Thank you both so much, enjoy the rest of your night.”
Ashley’s request wasn’t entirely random, however, as Hawaiian native Jason had been performing the Haka during the promo rounds for Aquaman. He also performed the dance during his audition for hit show Game of Thrones.
Despite Ashley’s awkward moment, her Oscars night was otherwise successful. The stunning star showed off her hourglass figure on the red carpet in a black Zac Posen gown, which featured a strapless neckline, nipped-in waist and fishtail hem to highlight her curves in all the right places. Sharing a snap of herself in the ensemble on Instagram, Ashley wrote: “Thank you @zacposen for making my Oscar dress dreams come true.”
To complement her ensemble, Ashley wore her hair scraped back into a high ballerina-style bun, which was adorned with tiny velvet bows from Jennifer Behr to add even more glamour.
– Cover Media0