Images shot by @Fiendblvck
How did you start modeling?
Since I was a child, I’ve been in acting and modeling, my parents were trying to cash in on this smile, lol. When I was in high school, I knew I wanted to be more serious and stray away from the Bloomingdale’s/JC penny easter ads and more beauty and fashion. I started to gain more self-confidence and BOOM I started creating my MySpace, Facebook, and twitter pages and Queen Ashley was reborn.
Tell us what are you into besides modeling?
Normally being a nerd in school, but since I finished that degree (currently awaiting acceptance into a Masters program) I focus on running Queens Things™ www.QueensThings.com.
Who is your favorite artist?
QUEEN BEYONCÉ GISELLE KNOWLES CARTER
Did you grow up with a large family?
Kinda, since I have family overseas that I spend time with bi-annually.
What do you do in your free time?
Think, Reflect, and give God thanks.
What’s the biggest city you’ve been to?
Like biggest as in square miles or population? lol, I think I live in a pretty big city, but New Delhi, India was probably the most populated I’ve ever seen.
What’s your most favorite city to visit?
Of course, my second home St.Elizabeth/Kingston, Jamaica, and then its a tie between Arusha, Tanzania, and Dubai, UAE.
What city do you have on your list to go to before you die?
I have more than one: Athens, Rome, Addis Ababa, Jerusalem, and Nairobi.
Do you like pets?
Yes. Do you own any? Yes, I have dogs.
Do you ever run into issues in the industry because you are black?
Yes, of course, it’s only 2018 lol. If so how do you get Through it? I have to always remind myself that I am beautiful and enough, I don’t need to make any physical changes, this job just wasn’t for me, move along gracefully.
Many models look forward to backing, but few lands it. How did you do it?
I don’t get every job that I audition for but the ones I do, are from personality; understanding the role and making it yours. I go in auditioning for Ashley’s version of the role presented, you get me? You have to add your style to it, show the casting directors what they should cast. Bring the role to life, ad-lib and improv.
How can we follow you online?
Website: www.AshleyBlake.co Instagram & Twitter: @AshleyBlake_
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