My name is Ashleigh. I am a 24 year old plus sized actress and performer based in London, England. For most of my life I have struggled to find self acceptance and I have struggled finding acting work because of the way I look. Tired of the crash dieting, self loathing and constantly feeling creatively unfulfilled, in February I found out about a beauty and talent pageant in London for fat people called Hamburger Queen. I entered myself into the competition, got through my heat into the final and I eventually won the competition last Thursday. My main aim for entering was to prove that although I’m a big girl, I can dance, look beautiful, be funny and entertain people. It was one of the best things I have EVER done, my confidence has doubled, I’m learning to love who I am and I am excited to begin my 2013 rein as Hamburger Queen.
I’d like to ask you for a favour. Please watch the above video and please repost it/tweet it/facebook it if you like it. I’m hoping that if it gets out there it may help my career and it could possibly lead to work for me? It’s worth a try.
Okay, so this girl is amazing. Putting that out there straight away. I’ve known her for a while; I was even in a two-man acoustic act with her a while back. She has always impressed me with her approach to performance. She has a showmanship that can only come from love of what she’s doing, from a raw need to perform. This is a great thing for her, and she utterly earned it - belie’e dat.
I’ve just decided that part of this creative lull I’ve been shuffling through of late is down to the constant ‘consume/recycle’ nature of Tumblr, and decided that I’m going to stop reblogging stuff entirely, so that any content on this blog from now on will be solely my own.
But after seeing this I thought, “Fuck it, I’ll start tomorrow.” People need to see this. It needs to be shared. Bow before your Hamburger Queen, puny french fry mortals.
This girl is wonderful. She oozes talent and she’s beeeauuutiful.
Our little guy, Ein, in the picture that won our hearts over when he arrived at his foster family’s house before we took him home. He passed tonight, quickly and without pain. We love and miss him, always.
Well now my heart is broken.
Otis approves and tells me he can totally fly and stuff.
Buy this. You’ll be the toast of the town.
I must assist The Frogman and Otis in their shameless promotion.
Otis better be getting ALL THE TOYS. I already pre-ordered mine!