Standing 5’11 residing in River North, IL; Ashley Erin loves watching OZARK, being outdoors and hopes of modeling for Guess. Her dream travel destination is Tokyo.
Agency, if any: 10MGMT Chicago and Scout Model Agency LA!
Where were you born? Outside of Chicago
Ethnicity: German, Italian, and Lebanese. Fun Fact: Mom is actually from Argentina, but we are not Hispanic. Her parents moved to Buenos Aires from Italy, and then she moved to Chicago when she was in her 20’s!
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Favorite things: Cooking/food, true crime documentaries, being outdoors.
What music are you listening to at the moment? I am always listening to The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Fleetwood Mac. Just standard in my life.
Favorite movie, tv-show: I love Fargo, Inglorious Basterds, and Crazy Stupid Love. If they’re on TV, I can’t not watch them!
For TV, I love Ozark and True Detective (Season 1 and 3 only!) I’m rewatching Ozark right now with my boyfriend because he has never seen it. Fun fact: Our apartment building is featured multiple times in the first episode when they’re filming a lot in Chicago!
Favorite designer, fragrance, or beauty product: I don’t wear a ton of designer clothing… however, I love Zadig et Voltaire’s designs a lot along with Cushnie. I am obsessed with Cushnie bridal wear too. I wear Chloe fragrance!
For beauty, I try to get everything cruelty-free. I’m not a vegan, but ‘there’s a huge difference in my opinion between nourishment and vanity. Almost 100% of the products I use are from Tarte and Hourglass!
What would you be doing if you ‘weren’t modeling? I think this answer changes for me consistently. I studied Geography in undergrad, and I always wanted to use it to make an impact. I did emergency management for a little bit, and I was always interested in using my degree to work in environmental conservation in some way.
However, I also have work experience in sales, and I really enjoyed it. I know I could have been very successful if I didn’t leave the field to model full-time. I would probably get back into the business if I ever stopped modeling. I would love to keep close ties to the industry in some way to avoid too much FOMO.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway? Watching TMZ. It is my guilty pleasure!
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? My hometown is a tiny suburb outside of Chicago called Itasca. It is rather unremarkable but clean and safe! I live in downtown Chicago now, and I love how accessible everything is. I love being able to live near a large body of water, yet still, get a big city feel.
Place you would love to visit: I’ve traveled a lot, but a new place I would love to see is Tokyo!
Which brand would you really love to model? I would love to work for Guess!
Favorite modeling experience so far? Last year I got to walk for Jason Wu at a private event in Chicago! As a more commercial model in a heavily commercial market, it is rare to get the chance to work with a high profile designer. The event was really cool, the other models were all from my agency and the sweetest girls, and we all got to meet Jason!
What are some of your challenges as a model? My biggest challenge right now is keeping my spirits up when work is slow. I ‘don’t work every day, and sometimes I can go weeks without booking a job. The longer I go without work, the harder it is for me to feel optimistic. Luckily, my boyfriend is very supportive and helps keep me motivated when things slow down.
Your favorite feature? On myself? Probably my legs!
Currently, you’re obsessed with or about? I am obsessed with Emily Ratajkowski’s style both in fashion and interior design. I am also obsessed continuously with anything relating to Italy or Italian culture. I lived in Florence for a little while, and I have not been back in nearly five years, and it’s killing me!
Three words that best describe you as a person? Passionate. Energetic. No-Bullshit.