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The Ashley Stewart 2017 Model Search “Finding Ashley’ Makes a Stop in Tampa


The 12 finalist of the Finding Ashley Stewart Model Seacrh in Tampa, Florida. Photo Estrella Fashion Report

Hola Estrellitas! Plus size retailer Ashley Stewart is having a nationwide model search and they are looking for the next face of the brand. The “Finding Ashley Stewart” Plus Size Model Search, made a pit stop in Tampa yesterday at the University Mall and we were on the scene to cover the event. The judges included plus size blogger Charisma Monroe of the Blog “The Regal Fatty”, reality star Sabrina Servance and our own editor Farrah Estrella.

We are here ! At the Ashley Stewart model search at University Mall @charisma_monroe @sabrinastyled @byashleystewart

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The 2-top finalist from each city stop will be flown to NYC to attend the Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 finale, where the brand will pick the grand prize winner. According to the Ashley Stewart Facebook page, they are looking for someone who embodies Ashley’s values of kindness, perseverance, resilience, confidence and empowerment.


The 2 finalist of the finding Ashley Stewart Model Search in Tampa: Destiny Marie and Maria Ace. Photo Estrella Fashion Report

52 hopefuls, showed up to the event ready to rock the runway and the 2 winners were Destiny Marie from Tampa and Maria Ace, who drove from Miami to attend the event in Tampa. Some of the ladies came from cities as far as Ocala, Gainesville, Orlando and Miami, just for the event.

The 12 finalist of the Finding Ashley Stewart Model Search in Tampa #findingashleystewart2017 #tampa #cremeofnature #ashleystewart @byashleystewart

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The Ashley Stewart Model Search has made stops in Houston, Detroit, New Jersey and Tampa. Next stop is Atlanta in July. Stay tuned to Ashley Stewart social media pages for more information and also check out their website at




By Farrah Estrella

Farrah Estrella is an award winning Latina, plus size, fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. A native of the Dominican Republic, she was a previous writer for and has been the editor of the Estrella Fashion Report since 2012. Follow her on twitter at @FarrahEstrella and @EstrellaFReport

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