I am a humble girl, passionate about my modelling. I enjoy teaching modelling to people who have that passion for learning too. I enjoy teaching girls who don't know how to carry themselves to girls who look stunning and can hold the garment well. I love to share what I know and help other people grow into beautiful young women or men.I am a curvatious model, I may be full around the bust, butt and hips but I sure look beautiful too. Curves are beautiful and feminine, I have been teased since intermediate about having grown a mature body by the time I was 11 years old. I have learned to love my body and seems now curves are in! Love yourself
Ashley-Emiko, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is modelling. My goal is to be on the front cover of Vogue magazine and Bizzar magazine. I want to walk in Balmain, Versace, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana fashion shows. These are long-term goals which I will strive to achieve.I started off modelling for a small boutique and working there for free garments. I loved it, it was something different, and I enjoyed it a lot. I decided I want to do more modelling and I trained with my mother who owned a modelling agency years ago. I was the opening and closing for a few fashion shows, and I was privileged to. Designers loved having me in their garments because I was more curvaceous. I have worked my way up learning about myself and experimenting with different things in modelling. I will continue to work my way up and aspire to my goals!
Who is your inspiration in life Ashley-Emiko? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is my mother. She has been a stepping stone for me. Without her, I don't know where I'd be. She is a strong woman, who strives to achieve her goals and help me with mine. I love her, and she continues to support me with my passion for modelling. She continues to help me grow, teaches me new things and strives to make opportunities possible.
We all make mistakes Ashley-Emiko, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
When a colleague of mine wanted to make some bad decisions, and I tried to help her change that and do something productive I could have helped give that push a little more.
Ashley-Emiko, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
Patience is key. I have a lot of patience, and I am flexible in any situation. I put my clients as a priority and strive to achieve that over anything else. Happy clients happy you!
Please tell us Ashley-Emiko, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
For me is when I am going to walk the runway or in a photoshoot. Preparing myself carefully, so I don't have pressure on me that day. I will plan and prepare carefully to ensure the best outcome.
Ashley-Emiko, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Suggesting a solution to a problem that is easier and more simple which results in persuading someone to have your way which is the most effective.
Ashley-Emiko, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
When I was privileged to open the big Tiki Ahua Haute fashion show. I felt so honoured. Everyone loved me, and I was so happy to be the face to open the show!
Ashley-Emiko, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
In photoshoot learning to use your garment, accessories and location to your advantage to get the best out of the photos.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Be patient, train hard, do your homework. Research other models to get a feel about how they walk, pose and strut. This help majorly! Take care of your skin.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes. I would love to work as a model for as many opportunities as I can get.
Photographers Sajith MuraleedharanCathleen Tarawhiti Wayne GrundyCamilla Justin Chalmers