As an online glamour model, 22-year-old Ashley Alexiss is not just another pretty face. The Playboy Miss Social February says sex sells, but has never appeared nude in any of her work. She hopes others will join her in the push to help end breast cancer through her Cleavage for the CURE campaign to raise money for the cause.
What do you do as an online glamour model and when did you realize this was what you wanted to do?
Along with being a model, I also represent a bunch of different companies; I'm the face of their brand. I also do online marketing and promotions for numerous companies. I do a little bit of everything.
Is this your dream job?
100%. I just know that this is what I'm supposed to be doing.
How long have you been in the industry?
About 6 years...Sheesh, I feel old. Ha! Ha!
Are you a student? If so, what are you studying?
I just graduated with my Bachelors in Communications. In December, I'll be continuing on to get my Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing.
How much of your time do you spend at home promoting yourself?
I honestly never stop. You'll catch me online at 1, 2, or 3 in the morning looking for castings and such.
How do you do that?
Social media. It’s been such an asset to my career. I am able to connect with so many people who truly believe in what I do and it's a great marketing tool when it comes to talking to companies because they love big numbers.
You seem to have mastered the art of connecting with online audiences. What’s your secret? How about some tips for others?
1. Make sure you are utilizing social media all over. Don't limit yourself. Make a Facebook AND a Twitter AND an Instagram, so on and so forth.
2. Constantly connect with your audience by posting regularly.
3. Communicate individually with your audience by responding to specific comments. It shows appreciation.
4. Talk to those who are similar to you and cross-promote. If you're a model, share other models on your pages so they share you on theirs. Word of mouth is the best promotion.
5. Have giveaways or Facebook (or Twitter, or any other social media site) so people always check for those updates.
What is “Cleavage for the CURE” about and how did it get started?
It was started just last October. It's raised and donated about $3,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help with their efforts in finding a cure for breast cancer. This year we're at $600 so far.
My Nanna passed from cancer, not breast, but cancer hurts everyone no matter what it is. I do know others who have specifically had breast cancer, but my Nanna is what drove me to create “Cleavage for the CURE.” I believe if a cure for any sort of cancer is found it will have a domino affect and help all types of the disease.
I needed a platform to build a campaign so I could make a difference. I don't want anyone to feel the pain I felt from watching my Nanna suffer from cancer.
How can people get involved?
By simply hashtagging the name and spreading the word or joining in on the eBay auctions I have available. EBay is where I auction bras from shoots I've shot in with a C4TC bracelet and photo. I sign it all and the highest bidder gets the package.
Thanks to eBay I'm able to donate the majority of the winning bid to Susan G. Komen, and then the rest gets recycled into ordering more bracelets, t-shirts, and things like that to overall raise more money.
I just want people to enjoy what this is. Girls tweet me cleavage photos and men love anything that has to do with boobs -- people know it's for a good cause. I ask them to support it to the best of their ability, and they do more than I could ever imagine and I'm eternally grateful for it.
Where do people need to go for more information?
Join my social media sites because that's where I announce eBay auctions, and links to buy shirts and bracelets.
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