Ethnicity: Vietnamese / french
Hometown: long beach
Hair Color: Auburn
Website: twitter/Instagram @ash_vu Facebook.com/ashleearika
favorite shoes: of course I love my louboutins but my ysl’s are by far my favorite!!
This is our third photoshoot with you. So what is new with you?
Well since the last two times we’ve shot, I’ve moved to Vegas and now working at one of the biggest, best-est most beautiful nightclubs in the world, Hakkasan!!
You now live in Vegas, how is the scene there versus the one in LA?
It’s a whole different world out here. There is definitely no culture but from what I heard prior to moving to Vegas versus actually living in Vegas is totally different. Granted, its a city that never sleeps and there’s always a party somewhere going on but aside from that there’s much more. Quite honestly, I love living in Vegas.
With all that’s going down in LV are you still modeling? Whats next for Ashley after Vegas?
With opening up a new venue and transitioning from day life to nightlife along with my crazy hours, my modeling has cut down a lot but there are a couple things i have in the works. I currently have a few things in the works especially for all of my international fans, you might be seeing a little more of me, so keep an eye out
I hear girls out there have to keep a crazy diet to stay in shape there? are you eating rabbit food or do you grub like its hot? what are some of your favorite foods
Haha we don’t have to keep a crazy diet but everyone out here seems to be extremely in shape and healthy because of the industry so it just motivates you to stay in shape as well. I love food way to much to just snack on rabbit food, however my diet is a lot cleaner than most, but there’s nothing wrong with a little Kit Kat and peach cobbler every now and then. I wish I could just eat whatever I want and still be freaking sexy haha!!!
Besides working at Hakassan What do you do for fun?
You mean besides partying for a living? Haha my girlfriends and I always try and make it a point to get together when were off, so we’re notorious for game nights, bbq’s, hiking, rock climbing, or just a nice dinner, but if not then 9 times our of 10 you’ll find me at home prob catching up on sleep haha.
What song is stuck in your head right now?
Beautiful by Mariah Carey and Miguel has been on repeat!!
So does Ashley still rage?
Ashley does not still rage, well not like she use to at least. But everything in moderation is ok ; ) don’t forget, I get paid to party!!
Two things. Grape Soda and Crown. GO!
Haha omg — Don’t remind me!
Our photo shoot together what did you think of it. room full of dudes one girl.. kinda creepy? lol
Lol I would have definitely thought it was creepy if I didn’t know you guys! But I’m professionally trained as a ninja so I wasn’t too worried haha.
You have some tattoos.. explain some of them. do they have any meaning?
I have one tattoo on my left hip & I got it right after my grandma passed away. It’s a coy fish with 4 lotus flowers signifying her and my family.
Do you have any hobbies or special talents?
I can boulder with nails has been one of the things that seem to surprise everyone. Besides that I’m a sick snowboarder!! Catch me on the slopes in 6 months
What are some of the craziest things that you have ever done?
Went on a hiking trail in Thailand where leeches were falling onto you from the trees and into a bat cave that was swarming with bats and spiders that are as big as a dinner plate and jump 4ft!! Absolutely terrifying!!
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happen to you that you can laugh about?
In a recent Cabo trip a big group of us were going jet skiing and I tried to race my friend and jump onto the jet ski before he did so I could drive and literally jumped onto and over it smacking into the floor Hahaha
Got Any advice for young Models out there starting up?
Yes, if its something you really wanna do, follow your dreams and do it in a positive way. There are always gonna be haters and different opinions out there but don’t ever let it bring you down!!! Make a name for yourself and do you!!
Is there anything else you would like to talk about yourself?
If anyone is coming out to Vegas, come by Hakkasan and visit
Do you have any shout outs plugs or anyone you would like to thank?
Shout out to MITT for featuring me again and to all of my fans that still follow me and show support! I appreciate all the personal messages and love everyone has given me!! XOXO
Photographed by MiKe Morgan