Ashley Tower is from Bristol, RI where she grew up with a close-knit family and developed an interest in art and music at a young age. She took ballet and jazz lessons, played the guitar, and was very involved with art classes throughout her schooling. She began working at 14 years of age and quickly moved into the banking industry, which took most of her time and focus. Ashley moved to Tampa, FL with her boyfriend, Jesse Graham in 2014 which opened many new doors for her. Soon after moving she changed her focus to modeling, something she always had a desire for more than anything else.
Not knowing where to begin as a model, Ashley did some research and started building her portfolio by working with various photographers on local projects. This start to her portfolio quickly brought her many opportunities and new connections. Ashley didn’t think she could do runway modeling until she was asked by a local designer to walk in her first fashion show. She gratefully accepted the opportunity and immediately fell in love with runway.
Since the start of her modeling career, Ashley has walked in numerous fashion shows including New York Fashion Week, has had several magazine publications, modeled for local designers and boutiques, has worked many promotional events and is a brand ambassador for Prolific Quarterly Magazine. She always welcomes critiques on her work and uses every one of them to become a stronger model.
Aside from modeling, Ashley goes to school part time as a graphic design major, works full time as an Administrative Specialist at the University of South Florida, and works part time as a Director of Education at Barbizon USA. She also has a passion for supporting the Body Positive Movement and promoting self-love, which she achieves through sharing encouraging thoughts on her social media as well as through her work at Barbizon. Her other hobbies include reading, relaxing at the beach, spending time with her boyfriend Jesse and their two dogs Roscoe and Maverick, gardening, yoga, painting, snowboarding, and visiting her family back in RI.
Ashley hopes her hard work and dedication allows her to continue to grow in the modeling industry as well as inspire others to pursue their dreams, no matter how impossible they seem.