NAME: Ashley J. Hassard
LOCATION: Toronto, Canada
MUA: Alex at KIRSCH STUDIO COSMETICS
INSTAGRAM: @Alexandrajaye | @Kirschstudio
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
I actually fell into this industry by accident, but was inspired to stay by the passion and creativity that I saw in some of the incredible people I was able meet while in it.
2. How long have you been modelling?
I've been in the game for about 6 years now.
3. Who is your favorite model?
Gosh, that's tough. There are so many phenomenal models out there. I think some of my favourites though are those game changers like Nicole Trunfio, Winnie Harlow, Jade Willoughby, and Lea T. who are constantly working to shatter the traditional definitions of beauty. They're stunning trailblazers who are total forces of beauty.
4. Tell us something random about yourself.
I'm an adventure junkie. I've eaten scorpions, cliff jumped, zip-lined through jungles, gone on Safaris, climbed volcanoes (and swam in them), and run across entire countries. I'm a big life enthusiast and I really do try to seize every incredible opportunity that comes my way.
5. What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of the fact that I've been able to take many of the blessings that I've been given and turn them into opportunities for others as well.
Whether it's using my voice to speak out on issues that matter, empowering youth to change the world, connecting good people to good people, or just supporting those I care about, I'm always trying to help in whatever way I can. That to me is something to be proud of.
6. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
Someone who proved that you can in fact live the life of your dreams.