Photography by Karolina Turek
ASHLEY DIANA MORRIS
Occupation: Model/Television Host
Describe yourself in under 100 words :
I have a huge heart and believe to be a great friend, partner and daughter. I try and put others first and sometimes am too nice. I love life, adventure and travel. I am a hard worker and try to always see the glass half full. I am a very strong person and often stubborn. When I want something I go after it at full speed ahead as I am a firm believer anything is possible.
I believe what we put into life we get out of it. I have a great career, soon to be husband and I am grateful everyday and very excited for what the future holds.
Why did you decide to participate in the RAW photo shoot?
Because I think it is a fantastic cause and it is so scary the world we live in today and the pressure put on women…it makes me really sad.
What surprised you most about the experience?
How empowered I felt.
What is your definition of ‘beautiful’?
Confidence and someone who has a beautiful soul.
You’ve modelled for some of the top brands in North America and were recently named one of Hello! Magazine’s 50 most beautiful stars on 2013. Despite all the positive feedback you receive about your looks have you ever felt like you weren’t beautiful?
Oh yes of course. My weight has always gone up and down my whole life. When I am heavier I feel insecure and unattractive. I have also dealt with bad skin on and off my whole life, which has made me feel insecure.
You sound like a normal girl! I can guarantee most girls look at you and think, “She’s perfect!”. If you could change something about yourself what would it be?
My breasts. They have made me feel heavy my whole life and I have always felt insecure because of them.
Well we think you’re gorgeous. On a more positive note, when do you feel most beautiful?
In lingerie or on an evening out when I have a beautiful dress on and my hair and make-up all done.
What part of aging scares you the most?
That my husband will stop looking at me the way he does now.
That is definitely a fear of mine. I swear if we didn’t have to worry about trying to impress men our confidence would shoot through the roof. What part of aging is the most exciting to you?
All the life ahead of me and the adventures and travel in store. I also wonder if once I get to a certain age I will stop worrying so much about my looks and body and just accepting and loving myself for who I am.
Part of your job as a model is maintaining a certain look. On average how much do you spend each month on cosmetic items such as make-up, hair cuts/colouring, waxing, clothing, nails, tanning, creams etc?
Oh gosh…..I have no clue but it is far too much and could probably be invested more wisely in something else.
Have you ever had cosmetic surgery or treatments?
I broke my nose when I was younger and had it fixed when I was a teenager. I chose to do this because it was something that really bothered me. Still very happy I made that choice.
Website: Ashley Diana Morris