Ashley, one of the finalists from Charm School 3, is speaking out about her Charm School experience. In this new interview with VH1, Ashley does a complete 180 from what we saw during the show’s finale.
She says neither Risky or Marcia deserved to win the $100,000 cash prize. She also admits that she faked a lot of her “changes” in order to win the cash. She finally lets us know she feels like a douchebag for crying during the finale.
Below are some excerpts from the interview -
I pretty much know how you’re going to answer this, but how was your time on the show?
I just think Charm School sucked. I really do. I think that they might have put people like me and Farrah on there knowing we would never win, but because we were entertaining. So many of the girls on there were boring. I don’t think there’s a whole lot about me that needs to change. Yeah, maybe I’m mean to some people, but the people that I’m mean to ask for it. Brittaney Starr asks for it. The only one I regret a little bit is Bubbles. I think she’s a nice girl, but she really did get on my nerves. I lived with her for a month. I don’t pretend to be a genius. I know my role, but Bubbles thinks that she is Professor Bubbles. It’s like, why are you here if you know everything?
You say that you don’t need to change much. What about the thing you said about not wanting your son to be ashamed of his stripper mom? Was that just for TV?
A lot of the things that I said on the show were to win the show, but everything I said about my son was real. I wouldn’t use him to win a show. I really don’t want him to grow up and when everyone’s like, “My mom’s a doctor,” “My mom’s a lawyer,” he’ll have to say, “My mom’s a stripper.” Obviously, I don’t want that for my kid. I don’t want him to have to be embarrassed by other kids for what they might say to him. I had him when I was 19, and I was in a position where I had to make money to support my child, and that is how I did it. I don’t regret that, but I am going back to school. I have two years left. I went to college for two years until I had my son, and I chose to stop going, because I didn’t want to put him in daycare. When he’s in regular school, I’ll go back, but until then, that’s kinda my life. I didn’t win Charm School.
So you’re still stripping?
Yeah. Well, I’ve danced three times since Charm School. It’s when I don’t have appearances and I’m in town for the weekend, then yeah, I will. But I do three appearances a week, and I make good money doing that. It’s not stripping money, but it’s enough.
Is dealing with the added stress of traveling tough when it comes to seeing your son?
No. I travel on the weekends, and he’s with his dad on the weekends anyhow. I’ve turned down plenty of jobs because I will not leave Monday through Thursday. He knows that he’s with his mom during the week.