Hello world, My name is Ashley Crossman, I am a multi talented artistic Entrepreneur, Trainer, Designer, Experienced Model, National title holder, and Marketing guru. I am always pointing my career towards public speaking.
Ashley Lynn Crossman
CEO of C.A.N.D.Y. M.O.D.E.L.S.
Designer/ Creator of TopTrend Fashion &
G.A.R.D.E.N.S. a cause 2 fight obesity
Bio From website:
Ashley grew up a country girl, spending the summers in Virginia on the family farm then back to Florida For school. After working hard to lose 110lbs. Ashley was approached by photographers to model and companies to work as a spokes model. Having lost 110lbs. and seeing so many others struggle or just do the wrong thing over and over Ashley decided to begin writing a book to share on how she lost 110lbs and seek a carrier where she could help others find their way. Ashley is now the Face of TopTrend as a Valued Consultant for anyone looking to lose weight, keep it off, and possible find a New You.
I am a multi talented artistic Entrepreneur, Trainer, Designer, Experienced Model, National title holder, and Marketing guru. I am always pointing my career towards public speaking and love to speak about my life and all the wonderful things that have come from it so far. Like the fact that I keep my hair half way through 6 months of chemotherapy. I account keeping my hair to the fact that I eat healthy and have a healthy routine.
I have a strong passion for my personal platform call G.A.D.E.N.S. ; Growing Awareness Regarding Diet& Exercise by Nurturing Seeds. As an advocate I speak to America's youth in schools on Health issues they are facing today. I speak about wieht-loss from my personal experience of losing 110lbs and I have added my experiences and lessons from battling and defeating cancer to my database of life information that I speak on. Along with educational speaking I organize regular workout groups and classes. I hope to help others and spread a message that everything is possible.
I am also the Creator of C.A.N.D.Y. M.O.D.E.L.S Caring Attractive Notable Determined Youth Motivating Others & Demonstrating Excellent Leadership Skills. A online social club and talent management for models and entertainers in Florida and South Georgia hosting events year round and a yearly Pageant.
Dec 10th 2012 Hosted & cooordinated 3rd annual Miss Sweetest Candy USA Pageant at Blues Rock Cafe
May 2012 - Relaunched G.A.R.D.E.N.S. With up-cycled idea of the self watering planter from milk jugs. Plan speaking tour of school to share Idea.
April 27th 2012 Created, Hosted and successfully ran The Miss Sweetest Candy Pageant at Icon lounge and bar with contestants from as far as Georgia.
April 22 2012 – Invited back to the landing for a Earth Day speech. Gracefully excepted.
April 14th 2012 begin 6 weeks radiation
March 10th 2012 Final Chemotherapy
Dec 12th 2011 – Photo shoot Heartfelt photography Stages of life project photographing me at my 6 month mark of chemotherapy.
November 4th 2011 - Walks in Jacksonville's Light The Night Walk at
October 10th 2011 -Crowned National Title holder Miss Elite Beauty USA 2012
September 29th 2011 - Begin Treatment, first chemotherapy.
September 20th 2011 - Celebrates Birthday and in Hospital receiving
diagnoses of Stage 3b Hopkins Lymphoma
July 26th – Started a community 'Sweetest Candy Community” on facebook @ www.facebook.com/candycommunity created for Strong willed and motivated to succeed women. Also Creating C.A.N.D.Y. M.O.D.E.L.S. the title for girls actively involved in the community. Candy Models stand for Caring Attractive Notable Determined Young-ladies, Motivating Others & Demonstrating Excellent Leadership Skills.
July 21st – Received Certificate of Appreciation from the USDA's Center for Nutrition and Promotion for my effort with G.A.R.D.E.N. / G.A.R.D.E.N.S.
July 9th- Hosted Event “Last shuttle launch and Atlantic Beach clean up” as Miss Earth Atlantic Beach
July 1st- Crowned Miss Beautiful Model Atlantic Beach 2011
June 17th- Becomes Top Model for FaceurBiz
June 16th 2011- Press release http://prlog.org/11545775
June 11th 2011- Crowned Miss Elite Beauty of Florida 2012
June 15th 2011- Joined forces with Girls Gone Green Inc. to raise money on Facebook
May 25th 2011- Became contributor to http://www.HelloJacksonville.com
April 16th 2011- Spoke at The Jacksonville Landing Earth Day Ecological Fair on the Dangers of fast food and about being Miss Earth Atlantic Beach. http://www.jacksonvillelanding.com/events/earth-day-and-ecology-fair?on=2011-04-16
March 26th 2011- Created and hosted fist ever Earth Hour Walk in Atlantic Beach with star watching and information
March 12th 2011- Crowned Miss Earth Atlantic Beach 2011
January 2011- Top Twitter model photo contest winner January 2011
Miss Elite Beauty USA 2012
Official Press Release:
Ashley Crossman has been selected to represent Florida in the Miss Elite
Beauty USA pageant to be held October 10th 2012. The Miss
Elite Beauty of Florida competition included the following
Miss Earth 2011
Official Press Release:
On March 18, 2011 Ashley was crowned Miss Earth Atlantic Beach 2011. She will dedicate her year as an Earth titleholder to developing her personal platform, G.A.R.D.E.N.S. Growing Awareness Regarding Diet & Exercise by Nurturing Seeds An effort to educate youth on Health facts such as Proper portions, the importance of water, and understanding nutritional labels. While encouraging youth to Garden to increase outdoor activities and introduce a second fresh produce source. All in an effort to fight childhood obesity through education.
Miss Earth® is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness and humanitarian efforts. Along with Miss Universe and Miss World pageants, Miss Earth® is one of the three largest beauty competitions in the world. More than 80 countries compete in Miss Earth every year.
For more information about the Miss Earth® Organization or the Florida Earth Pageant System visit www.EarthFloridaPageants.com
Writing and Public Speaking
Blog www.fabnews.tumblr.com/ also contributer to HelloJacksonville.com, Topix.com, and Jakcsonville.com
You can see the beginning of speech at The Landings Earth Day Fair at http://youtu.be/-VDraMAjziA
What is your life philosophy?
“Live and let live”, I like to go through life working towards my goals and spending little time judging others for theirs.
-What's the biggest challenge you've ever had and how did you overcome it?
Coming to the first pageant has been one of the most challenging, daunting, thing I have put myself up to do I was heavy younger in life and never thought of myself as a “beauty” but I work extremely hard and have lost over 110lbs. From the time I was 16. and I continue to overcome it everyday. ( this was my answer until of course my battle with cancer)
-What would you like to be your legacy?
I would hope my legacy is of someone is honest, trust worthy, & believed in America youth by educating them in healthy living habits.
-What do you think has been your most important contribution to your community?
My art I participate in all the art walks in functions available also I held a star watch and educated my neighbors on celestial bodies.
-What are in your opinion 3 essential qualities a role model should possess?
Belief is something higher then themselves, High moral character, and a drive to care on bettering themselves and others around them.
What is your message as an Earth titleholder?
Fast food is no good! There is no smart option in the drive through
-Do you think "going green" is a trend and why?
I believe that the saying “going Green is yes a trend but I believe that the movement behind it will grow and grow. Green Peace has been around for 40 years if it can survive fueled and funded only by normal people I believe that the Going green movement is going to stick around also.
-How do you see yourself in 10 years?
Older and God willing settled with a Family and career as a motivational speaker.
Do you have a blog or website?
My blog covers topic such as, Green events and charities I attend. Interviews with local trainers and athletes, Notable gyms, diet friendly restaurants, medical weight loss investigations, workout events, and healthy recipes.
“I pledge to eat locality grown produce from weekly farmers markets and my own Garden to cut down on emissions from produce transportation.”