Model Ashley Smith is staging a fashion industry takeover. Blonde, buxom, and beautiful, Ashley has the frame of Freja with a Lara sized chest, and if there was ever a moment to be busty, it's now. Aside from shooting with Terry Richardson, posing for Russh Beauty, and causing Mert & Marcus to fall "in love with her," Ashley has the personality of a true supermodel.
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Fashionista: How old are you and where are you from? Ashley Smith: I'm 19, but a lot of people say I've got the face of a 14-year-old and the soul of a wise old woman, so you do the math. :) And I'm from TEXAS. How did you start modeling? I was discovered at a music festival in Austin, Texas (SXSW). Tanni and Alan Foreman came up to me and asked me if I wanted to model. I was with my friend Orlando and we thought it was weird. But I took their card and called them up a week or two later.
What was your first big break in the industry? WOW, um I believe it's been every break, no matter how big or small. I work with all sorts of people and I believe if you just have fun on a shoot people will want to work with you again. So my break? Just being who I am seems to be it. What has been your favorite job so far? That's a toughie! But I'd have to say my [shoot] with Richard Bush and Sarah Richardson in Brazil!!!! First time to leave the country, a day off to swim in the ocean, and beautiful tear sheets? It doesn't get much better than that! What is your dream modeling job? Mert and Marcus + Louis Vuitton campaign! How do you deal with all the traveling required to be a model? How do you cure jet-lag? I don't get jet lag fortunately. I'm still so young that I'm mainly awake all the time anyway. And the traveling is the best part of this industry! So I don't deal, I ENJOY!
When you're not busy modeling, what are some of your favorite things to do? I love to draw and paint and spend time with my boyfriend. We have the best BBQs on our roof. Did you ever think about having the gap in your teeth fixed? Why did you decide to keep it? Yeah I thought about it a lot when I was little, I even went to the dentist to get it fixed, but I've never actually had all the money in one place to be able to do it. Now it makes me money! You have a much larger bust than most models, do you feel that has helped or hurted you? Good question! I believe it's a deciding factor for a lot of jobs, because it effects the clothes so much. But it's part of me! So one day they will just adjust all the clothes to my bust, rather than me having to adjust my breasts for their clothes. How do you feel about often being compared to Lara Stone? I don't mind. I think she has cleared an amazing path for me! But I AM my own person and have many different things to bring to this industry. I do often want to meet her though. It's so weird to think I know this girl that I've never met!
If you weren't a model, what would you want to do? Be in college, working towards my art career and probably taking piano or voice lessons. I've always wanted to be a Broadway actress. You know Little Shop of Horrors? I'm gonna play Audrey one day! Just you wait. What's your favorite snack? Can I name a few or is that breaking the rules? Pistachios, orange chocolate or carrots and hummus. Sooooooo goooooood. Where is your favorite place to travel? Considering I haven't traveled as much as I'd like to, so far it's London. I only went there for one day. But the people are soooooo nice and London is so much more my style than Paris. Although the food in Paris is something alone to stay for. What is your all time favorite movie and why? I really like Pulp Fiction. I've always admired Quentin Tarantino. With a cast and a story like that, you cant go wrong! But Quentin really has a talent. He doesn't just get his talent from Hollywood special effects. It's all in the story and he is the best storyteller I know. I'd listen for hours. For more Ashley Smith, check out her listing at Trump Model Management, where you can watch a short film of her walk.