Photos by: Tom Zesmyth
Name: Ashley Beverly Chantal Côté
Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Occupation: University Student
Nationality: Half Filipino/Half French-Canadian
Favorite Place: anywhere there is food, sun, and fun people
Favorite Food: My mom’s spaghetti & meatballs
Favorite Music: Nicki Minaj & Kanye West
Most Embarrassing Moment? Accidentally farting in front of a guy I liked...Not my style since I try to be a lady haha. But I don’t get embarrassed that easily so this was the only one I could think of.
Craziest thing you have ever done? Hmmm... Making my rap videos on YouTube? I was different a little nervous clicking the “upload” button. Craziest thing is still a work in progress.
Have you ever been in a fight? If yes, Why and what was the outcome? No way. Only verbal fights for this chick.
What is your favorite body part and why? My butt because it’s a great asset, and my stomach because I’ve been working on it and am really seeing results.
What do you love most about yourself and why? I love that I try so hard to get what I want, and when I fail, I can just brush it off and start again.
What do you look for in the opposite sex and why? Nothing less than 6 feet tall, muscles, funny, athletic, confident, adventurous and want to try new things, want to travel, smart (must have a degree or be getting one), affectionate, understanding, can get along with my family, can listen to my problems and be there for me, because I want to be/do all those things for him... Except the 6 foot tall part.
What are your turn-offs in guys? What are your turn ons? Turn-offs: putting me down, bad hygiene, too touchy and grabby, bad jokes, being a know-it-all Turn-ons: funny, smart, telling me about future plans/goals, good smile, not dressed up like a guido
What is your biggest fear? I don’t really have many fears, maybe centipedes crawling around me and being a big body of water at night time.
What ‘s the craziest thing you have ever done on a first date? Watched the movie Teeth!! So gross, I do not recommend.
What is the most uncomfortable situation you have ever been in? Pretty much any situation involving me confronting someone about something negative can be the most uncomfortable, awkward situation there is.
How would a guy impress you on a first date? Try to be funny and easy to talk to, and say something that most girls wouldn’t.
What do you look for in selecting a partner? Everything I look for in the opposite sex: nothing less than 6 feet tall, muscles, funny, athletic, confident, adventurous and want to try new things, want to travel, smart (must have a degree or be getting one), affectionate, understanding, can get along with my family, can listen to my problems and be there for me, because I want to be/do all those things for him... Except the 6 foot tall part.
Do you have any special skills or hobbies? I can play the piano up to grade nine level, rap on YouTube, and make endless amounts of jewelry that I hope to do something with one day.
Do you approach men that you like or do you let them come to you? Both, if it’s obvious and we’re making eye-contact and such, I let them come to me, but if he’s surround by people, gotta go to them & grab their attention somehow!
What do you do on the weekends? Mostly shoots, go to the gym, go to the mall with friends, and lay in bed watching movies :)
What are some of the things that relax you? Laying in the sun, laying in bed, cuddling, eating pasta & drinking Caesars!
What can be found under your clothes? A rainbow of bright colors :P haha.
What do you like to drink when you’re out? Pornstars, Caesars, or Vodka Slimes!! (Typical girl drinks, I know.)
What do you like to sleep in if anything? Tank top & underwear.
How did you get into modeling and where has modeling taken you thus far? I got into modeling by discovering the Model Mayhem website, which I recommend for beginners, and it has gotten me to meeting amazing people in the photography and fashion world that I hope to cross paths with again! Also, it’s shown me that putting yourself out there can really help with opportunities and jobs that I always wondered if I could get, and I can.
What do you like most about modeling and why are you pursuing it so vigorously? I love the part of always learning, modeling isn’t just something you do and just stop learning, each shoot you do as a model has to be an improvement of the one before. I’m pursuing it because I’m young, the opportunity is available to me, so I’m going to take and get the most I can out of it.
Tell us, who are some of the models you look up to as a guide? Adriana Lima! I love her, she’s a bombshell. And, I know this isn’t a typical model... But Jamie Eason. She’s a fitness model, and that’s the type of modeling I hope to do mainly, she’s an amazing role model for fitness and I still have a lot of improving to do with my body. Even though I’m already fit, she takes it to another level. So does Zuzanna from Bodyrock.tv. Her workouts are short, but the results are amazing!
What was your first shoot like? How did the pictures turn out? My first shoot was in the winter and it was around -35 degrees Celsius! It was freezing, and snowing but the scenery was beautiful. The pictures turned out good, but the photographer said that he was happy I could keep changing my poses on my own, so I’d say it was a great experience.
Besides Nine5Four, Have you been approached by any other magazines or agencies? No, I have not.
During a shoot, what is running through your head? Often during a shoot I keep trying to picture how I look to the photographer and what I would want to see through the camera lens.
What type of model would you want to be labeled as in the industry? Fitness or Fashion.
What types of modeling jobs would you consider doing and what jobs are off the list completely? Fitness is a must, fashion, lifestyle, pin-up, ads.
Nudes are completely off the list. Gotta leave something to the imagination!
On a typical shoot do you need to hair and make-up artists or are you out the box ready to go? I’m out of the box ready to go! Unless one is provided....What girl would say no to that!!
If anyone is interested in using you for their product, how can they find you? Facebook, ModelMayhem, YouTube, Twitter, even Tumblr!
Besides modeling, what other things do you like to do? Eat, go to school, watch movies, hang out with friends, go shopping with the little money I have as a student! Travel, I’ve been to the Philippines twice, Hong Kong when I was 5 so that doesn’t really count but sorta does, and Japan. I’m really hoping to travel all over Southeast Asia after I get my business degree. I also love to watch my favorite shoes Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and Desperate Housewives.