When I first read about Ashley Iocco of Big Brother 14 and her spray tan profession I thought of two things. The first was Tennille Cardinal who got to spray tan a seriously buff Mark Wahlberg and the second was that it might be the most interesting career of any house guest I can recall.
The 26-year-old from Pittsburgh, PA now lives in West Hollywood and not only is Ashley a mobile airbrush tanning expert but she runs her own business called Bronzique. Before we get into her business (literally) here’s her Q&A bio info from CBS:
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa. (living in West Hollywood, Calif.)
Occupation: Owner of a Mobile Spray Tanning Company
Three adjectives that describe you: Vivacious, loving, charismatic, spark plug and enthusiastic. That was five – OOPS!
Favorite Activities: Hiking, yoga, painting, meditating, making dream boards, sunbathing, swimming, snowboarding and boating.
Most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Not being able to have your own space and alone time. I love being around people, but I’m definitely one to have my special me time.
Strategy for winning “Big Brother:” Play everyone! I will come off as the dumb ditzy blonde, but take it to the end because I’m actually really smart and good at reading through people’s lies.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most or least: Jeff is my favorite because I just want to eat him up…he was so loyal and kind…especially to Jordan. Jerry is my least favorite since he just floated his way through the game. I’m not a fan of floaters.
What are you afraid of: Mosquitoes.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Starting my own business and making the move out to the West Coast.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Give LOVE to the things in life that you love and give no attention to the things you don’t love.
What would you take into the house and why: Music, because it keeps me sane and uplifts my mood in minutes. My dream book because I love looking at it everyday. Finally, frankincense oil, because it heals everything and makes you forever young.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous: Change the world one day at a time and show people that giving love and being open to learning about love (not so literally) will change your attitude and make you happy forever.
At the official website for Bronzique in the “About” section Ashley describes her business this way:
Airbrush tanning is a healthy and organic way to a natural glow, without the harmful effects of sun exposure or artificial UV rays. Our tans are derived from natural ingredients, such as, walnut shells, beets and sugar cane. All airbrushing is applied by hand to provide a smooth, streak-free, and even application.
So how much damage does it take for Ashley to come out to your house as a guest (see what I did there) and give you the golden glow? The rates are as follows:
Full Body: $45 *transportation fee may apply
Airbrush Tan Lines: $30
Packages: 3 for $120 and 5 for $175
And since she is Hollywood now she mentions that she does Sweet 16 parties. I bet Ashley does all right for herself but I’m sure winning that $500,000 wouldn’t hurt. I mean heck, that’s over 11,000 full body spray tans!
In addition to her unique profession, Ashley Iocco was also the guest video babe in one of the most uniquely odd music video spots featuring a new reality star I’ve had the pleasure of finding. In the following satire clip called The Young Conservative’s Hip Hop Guide to Muslims Ashley plays the role of a young conservative’s girlfriend by dancing with beverages and smiling. Random!
Just so we don’t get hammered like the dude who made this apparently did, this is a satire that.. oh here’s his explanation:
The Young Conservative’s Hip Hop Guide to Muslims is social commentary through satire on the gross, yet common misconceptions perpetuated about Muslim people. Cutaways to competing facts are provided to help fight ignorance and intolerance.
You think anyone in the BB house will recognize her from this video? Me either.
I wonder since more than half of the time spent by young female house guests of Big Brother consists of laying out and getting tan the way nature intended what our girl will do?