Andy Ashton: “An unforgettable moment was shooting in Miami Beach naked with Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Webowsky whilst getting a nice relaxing massage”
01 Jan, 2012
Hey, World of Models, first of all, thank you so much for having me.
My name is Andy Ashton. I was born and raised in the North of England from a town called Blackpool.
It’s known as the British Las Vegas, due to it’s exceptional attractions such as the once in a year illuminations display and first class entertainment for all the family.
How did all begin: Posing in front of the mirror
I always enjoyed been centre of attention at school and whenever I was hanging out with my friends. I began working out at the age of 15 years old and then when I started to see the transformation in my body, I would run upstairs to my mum’s bedroom, where there was a huge mirror and I would stand in front of it posing. I would say to myself, I’m looking good. I could be a model.
His modeling career into Health & Fitness
My whole career began and still is in Health & Fitness. I’ve been working as a Holistic Health & Fitness Professional and nutritionist for more than a decade. While I was working in the gym, I would read magazines for inspiration and I saw a publication in a fitness magazine for a competiton called Model Universe which was held in Miami.
I decided to train my ass off, and go to Miami to compete. When I arrived to Miami, I knew great things were going to happen. I won the show and I did my first ever shootings on Miami Beach. This is where my modeling career bagan.
The best thing I can say about my modeling career so far is that I’ve been able to travel around Europe and the US, I’ve met some wonderful people on the journey and most importantly, I’ve discovered who I am as a human being.
Working with photographers and feeling confident about posing naked
I love to work with the best photographers in the industry, they understand and know exactly what you must do in order to take a great picture that will last a lifetime.
The way I prepare myself before a photoshoot is I make sure that I am feeling relaxed, I take deep breaths, close my eyes and visualize the perfect picture.
I have always been comfortable in my own skin. I would always walk around my mum’s house naked, checking myself in the mirror. I feel it’s the best way to really get to know and feel yourself. If you haven’t taken a really good luck at yourself naked then you are really missing the whole picture of who you really are. When I shoot nude, it’s a great sensation knowing that I can dislay my true self and inspire what the male physique is all about.
The backstages stories
Some backstage stories. Well, you know the saying, “what goes on backstage, stays backstage”. I will leave the rest up to you.
The catwalks: A&F, Prada, Guess Jeans……
Catwalks are an amazing experience. They make you come out of yourself. You leave all your fear for that one moment to be seen and shine. When I strut the catwalk, I just do my thing and know that this is the moment I’ve been waiting for.
I’ve been very fortunate and blessed to work for, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gilly Hicks, Guess Jeans, W Magazine with Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowsky, L’UOMO Vogue, Aussie Bum, Under Armour & Greg Parry underwear.
The modeling world: women still rule!
My personal opinion is that females still rule the fashion buiness, altough male and female models are getting their names out there. It’s very rare that you see the same models delivering year after year. There are some great male models but we are still the props for the women.
The all time favorite models
I don’t really have a favorite male model although I was inspired by Tyson Beckford as a kid and my all time favorite picture is of Lars Burmeister for Acqua Di Gio for Men by Giorgio Armani. The picture is the epitome of male perfection.
My favorite female supermodels are Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. They all know how to work their magic in front of the camera.
I’m very much a fashionista. I really do love fashion. I’m the kind of guy that goes for comfort and classical. When I’m not working as a model, I just like to wear casual clothes such as a nice pair of jeans, plain t-shirt and comfortable pumps.
Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd!
Depending on the kind of mood that I would be in, I would probably take off my clothes, stand on a table and give the crowd a 360 spin and tell them I love you.
Show business, Fame, Success
Show business is like a roller coaster ride, one minute you are up, the next you are down. It all depends on how well you deal with the presssure and how persistent and determined you really are to make it to the top.
Andy´s style on love, dating, sport, atracting someone´s attention, enjoying life…
My style is cool, calm and collective. I take each day as it comes. I forget about the past, look forward to the future and live in the present. Life is too short to be worrying all the time. You really just have to get up and live life.
I have never been a player. I’m a Gentleman that treats women with respect.
My favorite sports are Boxing, Fitness and UFC. I like the one man band stuff. Do or Die. It’s you or nothing.
The way I attract people’s attention is just by smiling. It seems to work. I say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
I love to hang out with friends and family. My favorite restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory. I’m a beach boy that loves to be near the ocean. It keeps me relaxed and gives me a sense of satisfaction. Real life action movies are my favorite and I love a good read of inspirational material.
I do spend a lot of time alone, which is essential to really get to know your true self, when I do socialize with friends, it’s only with positive, great energetic people.
The craziest thing, I’ve ever done is move to Los Angeles with no family, friends, visa or credit card. Somehow you just make it happen.
My favorite body part is my butt. It just fits great in a pair of jeans and the women love it.
My favorite singers are Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Alejandro Sanz, Michael Jackson, David Bisbal, Tyler Conti, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Ritchie and John Lennon. They are all legends in their own way.
My favorite foods are Fresh Norweigan Wild Salmon, BBQ chcicken pizza on a thin crust and my home made coconut, almond, banana smoothies.
My favorite underwear are the one and only Calvin Klein’s and Emporio Armani slim fit. They fit like a glove. The women go crazy when you have those nice v lines in a nice sexy pair of underwear.
My guilty pleasure is the one and only original NY cheesecake. You know it hits the spot when you are ready for a nice dessert.
I’m currently traveling around Europe modeling and working on my Health & Fitness TV show at www.AndyAshton.tv and I’ve just finished a wonderful and classical shoot at Plaza de España in Seville with a great London fashion photographer Eddie Botsio. You can check the Behind The Scenes DVD and my collection at: http://www.andyashton.tv/physical-culture-shop/dvds
After the New Year I will be heading back out to the West Coast to work on movies and become the next big movie star.
An unforgettable moment
Shooting in Miami Beach naked with Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Daria Webowsky whilst getting a nice relaxing massage. It just doesn’t get any better than that. Also making a great friend with one of the greatest Photographers, Bruce Weber.
Get ready for some Andy Ashton time. Just do it. Actions speak louder than words and Perfect.
And when you´ll come to my world?
Brazil is definitely on my to do list. I haven’t visited the beautiful tropical paradise of what Brazil has to offer. I will definitely show my face there sometime and Ed, you will be the first person to know.
Live the dream,
DVD Collection: : http://www.andyashton.tv/physical-culture-shop/dvds
Live Gallery: http://www.andyashton.tv/galleries
Facebook fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/AndyAshtonModel