IPL Bikini & Sports Model Athlete, Ashley Jordan!
Michael Brooks Photography
Relationship Status: Dating a very handsome fellow IPL competitor.
Name three music artists you’ve been listening to lately: Anything that gets me pumped for a workout! Lately I am listening to Pandora stations that include, Jason Derulo, Zedd, and lots of dance music. I love to dance!
Favorite Books/Magazines: I love reading about mysteries. Preferably fiction novels that take me into another world. I love magazines like Vigorous that showcase hard working athletes and competitors. Their stories inspire me to constantly improve my health and my physique.
Favorite Movies: I’m a huge fan of Marvel and DC movies. I’m a total nerd! I absolutely love Wonder Woman and Deadpool. Also I enjoy a good comedy. Anything that has action and humor is my kind of movie!
“…this was the first time I had ever felt sexy and proud to be in my bikini during the summer.”
What are some of your professional accomplishments? (modeling or otherwise) Competing in the 2017 2nd Annual IPL Arizona Championship & Tawnya Cline Natural Bikini Magazine Classic Pro/Am was by far the most rewarding experience I have been in. The accomplishment was going in, having never competed before, and placing top five in both Bikini Open Class B, and Sports Model Open. 4th Place feels amazing when you are standing next to some gorgeous women you’ve trained with, cried with, created friendships with, and most importantly, grown into better, self-loving people with.
Any cool modeling experiences to share? Being in this magazine! Apart from this, I have ambitions to model sportswear and bikinis if the opportunity presents itself.
Best things about Bikini Modeling? Worst things? Hmmmm. The best thing is feeling good about yourself. I remember looking at my coach, Tawnya Cline, and telling her that this was the first time I had ever felt sexy and proud to be in my bikini during the summer. The other best thing is the people you get close with. You are surrounded by a ton of uplifting people reaching for the same goals and interested in the same kind of lifestyle as you. I’ve made so many beautiful friends from this experience and even got an incredible boyfriend during the whole process! The hardest thing would be giving up certain sweets. But honestly, once you get through the first competition you don’t even want all the foods you once ate daily. I was craving bev mix and rice cakes!
“My girls and I get out on the dance floor and do all of the line dances and even get our two step on!”
What is the motto or mantra you try to live your life by? Make yourself happy. You cannot live life trying to please other people. And, with this being a selfish sport, you have to ignore some comments coming your way. You also have to realize that in order to find other amazing people to share your life with, you have to know how to make yourself happy first so that you can uplift others and they can encourage you for the better.
What keeps you busy? Working out, by myself and with my fit fam at Nutrition Head to Toe, and spending time with my closest friends. We love to go country dancing once a week. My girls and I get out on the dance floor and do all of the line dances and even get our two step on! It’s great cardio and so much fun!
What is your view on tattoos? I have four tattoos that I designed myself, and I love them! I see nothing wrong with tattoos. They help tell the story of someone’s life. I will definitely be getting more. The only advice I can give is that you should think long and hard about what ink you get, make it meaningful, and don’t rush getting them.
What is your dream job? I would love to be a country singer! I grew up on country music, singing it, writing my own songs, and there is just something so real about that type of music that just hits close to home.
“Make yourself happy and don’t let anyone get in the way of your happiness. Work hard for it!”
What do you do to stay in shape, or are you just a genetic freak? No, I’m not that lucky. I wish I was genetically toned and built! I have to watch what I eat, run, workout in the gym, and stay motivated to do it all.
- Favorite Color: Turquoise.
- Favorite Food: A good burger.
- Dream Car: A lifted Toyota Tundra.
- Are you a fast or slow driver? Fast, but I’m a safe driver!
- Favorite part of your body? My booty!
- Favorite part of a man’s body? Arms. Good arms are very attractive!
- Bars, clubs, both, or none? I’m all for going to places with good music, but I prefer to stay home or go workout.
- Favorite beer, cocktail, and/or shot? I’m usually the DD for my friends, but when I do drink, Honey Whiskey hits the spot.
- Favorite city/country to party in? San Diego, CA; My second home!
Are you excited about the release of this of VIGOROUS with you in it? I am beyond excited to see myself in a magazine full of inspiring athletes and models! It’s an honor to be featured alongside them! I’ve come a long way mentally and physically, so this is an incredible opportunity that I am very thankful for.
What’s next for you? My next move is to obtain my Pro Card in both the Bikini and Sports Model division of my next IPL competition.
Anything else you would like to add? I want to extend a huge thank you to my fit fam at Nutrition Head to Toe, my best friends supporting me, and most importantly, God. If you have a passion or a dream, go for it! Make yourself happy and don’t let anyone get in the way of your happiness. Work hard for it!