It’s become pretty obvious that on Southern Charm Savannah the person in the position of odd woman out is Ashley Borders. Don’t feel too sorry for her, though! She has a pretty good outlook on the first season of the newest Southern Charm, even if things seems rough with her marriage under the microscope, and questions about what she really does for a living.
Throw in there her cast mates suggesting that she doesn’t have a great relationship with the truth, and Ashley does seem to be painted into a corner as the Kathryn Dennis of Savannah. But through it all, Ashley explains that she is a straight shooter who says she is still grateful to be able to have this new experience to be on Southern Charm Savannah with people she has known since childhood.
Ashley explains that even though she went to Savannah Country Day with most of the other folks on the cast of Southern Charm Savannah, she has always been different and felt different than the others.
“My parents were both doctors, and so instead of spending my summers in the south, I spent them in third world countries,” she said. “Many people I know have no idea how people really live in poverty, and I see it first hand. I’ve lived in foreign countries, and speak different languages. It is part of my life experience to learn about others. That is my path, and it’s not the way many others choose to live.”
Ashley says she went into Southern Charm Savannah with no expectations, but she wanted to have an experience. She says that she believes in living out loud, and more than just having a feminist agenda, she sees herself having a humanist agenda.
“I certainly believe in having equal rights for women, but even more than that, I believe in equal rights for everyone, of every sex, race, creed, and color.”
Ashley also explains that she didn’t go the whole way through school with her SC Savannah crew.
“I started modeling at 13, and graduated Savannah Country Day early, at 15, and left town and went to college. I can live in Savannah as long as I know that I can leave.”
But then there is the recent elephant in the room, and that is the rumor that Ashley secretly works at the Savannah airport for Delta in order to make a living. Ashley is calling some big ole B.S. on this subject. Ashley says that she heard from a friend about working a shift or two each week at Delta, and in exchange, she gets to fly anywhere she wants int the world as a benefit.
“The house we have, and the car I drive are all through what I make as a stylist,” Ashley explains. “But in working two shifts a week, I have gotten to use $100k in just the last year to fly around the world. To me that’s worth it. To me, I’m smart for figuring this out.”
So why did she keep it a secret, and what does she do for two shifts a week?
“I wasn’t sure, and I’m still not sure that it was supposed to be something I shared on national television,” she says. “I’m still not sure it won’t go away now that I spilled the beans.”
As for what she does for Delta, she says she is not a baggage handler, though she explains that she would do it if that’s what they asked.
“Generally I move the orange cones around on the tarmac! I’ll do whatever they ask me to do. I don’t think I’m too good for any job.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE PRODUCERS OF SOUTHERN CHARM SAVANNAH ARE SETTING UP ASHLEY TO BE THE KATHRYN DENNIS OF SAVANNAH? DOES IT MATTER IF SHE WORKS FOR DELTA?