'Model Squad': Glamour girl and influencer Ashley Moore talks about humanizing models and how New York scared her at first
While all the models on the show knew each other previously, Moore was the token newcomer. However, after getting to know them she realized the true meaning of female comradery.
Ashley Moore is the newcomer to the group of stunning models in E!’s newest docu-series ‘Model Squad.’ Having been based in Los Angeles for the past six years, Moore went to New York City to pursue high fashion modeling, and of course, to act in the eight-part series on E!. With a background in print and commercial modeling, Moore was at first intimidated, immersing herself into this new world with a group of girls she didn’t know. In a way, the series focuses on Moore’s journey specifically, as it was a new world for her, just as it is for the audience.
“I was just transitioning, moving from LA to New York trying that part of the industry out. There is a lot of high fashion and you’re dealing with a lot of competition out there. So it just shows the journey and the transition. It was really exciting and I hope that the audience will appreciate seeing those ups and downs from an LA model to a New York model.”
Besides the fear of the unknown, being put into a situation where you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful women in the world is daunting. However instead of letting the competition get to her, it ended up inspiring Moore in more ways than she could have imagined.
“It was intimidating because New York was new for me and it was a lot more of high fashion than I was used to. You are dealing with taller girls, and all of those models I worked with, most of them have done Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Vogue and things like that, and that's what I was trying to get into. So all it did was motivate me and make me know that I really wanted to do this too.”
The ‘Model Squad’ consists of nine of the most successful and beautiful models in the world: Daniela Braga, Olivia Culpo, Hannah Ferguson, Ping Hue, Nadine Leopold, Caroline Lowe, Shanina Shaik, Devon Windsor and of course Moore. While all of the models knew each other previously, Moore was the token newcomer. However, after getting to know the other women, she realized the true meaning of female comradery.
“We are all in the same industry and we see how hard it is, and it’s really important to uplift one another and push each other, and we all just want to see each other succeed and that’s what we did on the show.”
One of the most charming aspects of ‘Model Squad’ are the fun, quirky moments we see these women have with each other and in their daily lives. Just because they are models doesn’t mean they aren’t human or like any other person out there. Yes, their job may be more glamorous than most, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still have the same desires and interests as the rest of the girls in the world. In fact, their job comes with many caveats that require a strong backbone.
“We are just normal girls. We do have a different career than most, where we are constantly picked apart and judged and its all competition. But we are still human and we go through the same things other people go through and I think you are going to be able to see that on the show.”
With over 760,000 Instagram followers and a knack for acting, Moore is a fresh face you should expect to see not only in magazines but on the big screen as well.
For now, you can see Moore on ’Model Squad’ airing on E! now through September 14th!