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Work hard, Play hard? Yeah, right.


Hey Curvy Girls!

So I am at work thinking , “…should I go all the way to NYC for this audition tonight?” Or “should I bother with that photoshoot tomorrow?”

But at the same time, I’m asking myself, “why am I here at work instead of out doing what I love?” Good Question. Reason is – I am doing a buttload of money trying to break not the business. Let me break it down for you:

I had a horrible experience on a go-see for a model gig the other day. Once I made it to Manhattan, the only place I was allowed to park were  princely lots, so I spent the damn $30 to park because traffic had me running a whole hour late. Once I got there, she looked at my photos, resume, and measurements, and without saying a word, handed me pack my packet and told me I was too big for their line. Normally, I think, “eh, no biggie,” but this time, after all the trouble I went through, I broke down and cried out of frustration. Not because she said I was too fat, but because I had spent so much of my hard earned money and hard to come by free time on nothing.

Because of my anxiety, and the fact that I love so close to the city ( in NJ) I choose not to take the train or bus, but the cost isn’t much different. Currently with the number of auditions and bookings I get in NYC here is a breakdown of my modeling and acting related expenses:

  • Toll to NYC: $14 x (approx) 3 days per week: $42
  • Gas: $20 x (approx) 4 days per week: $80
  • Parking: Up to $30
  • Total Weekly Expenses to go on auditions and modeling gigs = roughly $150.

Of course, however, this does not include the cost of headshots and Comp Cards, event tickets, etc… So how is one supposed to become a model or actress and not live the starting artist” lifestyle? Not to mention the fact that in the last few months I have barely been home between work and auditions, and now it’s coming to a point where I must choose between my work and my play. I may not believe in a higher power, but if I am meant to be something big, it will happen soon. If not, then I guess it will be time to let go of my favorite hobby. Isn’t it a shame I can’t have my cake and eat it too??

Keep Curvy and Stay Curious

Photos from 8/17/13 Ashley Stewart In-Store Denim Explosion!


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ASHLEY STEWART Model Explosion – In-Store Show – August 17th, 2013


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Myself and these other lovely ladies will be not only having an in store runway show, but also will be live mannequins at the store! Pageant contestants will be donning our sashes! Presented by D.I.V.A. NYC Pageant 2014!

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Energy Up Yo! Brunch – August 18th, 2013


Energy Up Yo! Brunch - August 18th, 2013

I’ll be geting my groove on with the other lovely ladies thanks to Catherine Schuller! Come support Energy Up! Click the Pic for all the details!

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