Behind-the-Scenes with Ashley Smith

TEXAS GIRL
I’m from the middle of nowhere in east Texas, and I moved to Austin when I was a teenager. My most Texas trait would probably be that I like to get buck wild sometimes. I like going to places where I can spread my wings and not worry about how I’m being perceived. I’m definitely more of a dive-bar girl, and I don’t even go out on Friday or Saturday nights because I need space to dance. Another Texas trait of mine is my drink of choice: whiskey on the rocks.

TIME FOR A STUDY BREAK
Three days after graduating from high school I was on a plane to New York City to begin working. I never went to college, and that’s a bummer because I liked being in school and learning in a classroom. Everyone wants to feel that what they do makes the world a better place. Part of me wants to be an astronaut; other parts want to study marine biology or nutrition. I don’t know where I want to take my world, but I definitely want to explore other interests.

GEEK ALERT
I’m a dork. I dabble in comic books, and cartoons are my guilty pleasure. I’m obsessed with Adventure Time, Rick and Morty and Archer. If I were ever to act in a movie, I would want to play a badass bitch like a Power Ranger, Catwoman or Supergirl.

MY CELEBRITY CRUSH
I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s smile, partly because we have the same one. When we smile, our eyes get small. He also created hitRECord and seems like he has his hands in a lot of different projects. Ingenuity is attractive.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO
I listen to a lot of indie music. Three songs I like right now are “This Is the Day” by The The, “Keep Pushing On” by John Maus and “Gallop” by Jeremy Jay.

MY FEEL-GOOD MEAL
I love a foot-long tuna fish sandwich from Subway and a 3 Musketeers bar when I’m having a bad day.

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