Ashley

Amanda’s identical twin. Carly’s best friend. INFJ.

Ashley is a 22-year-old basketball enthusiast and newbie Broadway fan, so she’s basically the fangirl version of Troy Bolton.

She has loved sports her entire life, but, interestingly enough, didn’t start with basketball. She played soccer for two summers before falling in love with basketball—probably partially because she’s Filipino, so it’s in her blood. She played basketball for a few years and volleyball, too, before ending her athletic career early in high school.

Ashley’s love for sports remained, though. Instead of playing sports in her free time, she watched lots and lots of NBA basketball, often annoying her family by yelling too much while watching games. She is now an ex-athlete who frequently watches and writes about athletes. She is also Kirk Hinrich’s biggest fan, and you can’t convince her otherwise.

During the summer of 2017, Ashley lived in New York City and developed an interest in Broadway musicals. She came there with only one Broadway show on her summer bucket list: Bandstand. She ended up loving it so much that she spent too much time sitting in her tiny bedroom listening to the cast recording on repeat, saw the show three times, and would’ve watched it more if she didn’t wait until late July to watch it the first time.

Her other favorites include the Chicago Bulls, 3-point shooting, tip dunks, Oreo desserts, bacon cheeseburgers, Corey Cott, Newsies, fun crew socks, and To Write Love on Her Arms.

Favorites:

  • Color: Lime green
  • Books: If You Feel You Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski, Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball by Rafe Bartholomew
  • Movies: Gifted and The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Actor/Actress: Corey Cott
  • Candy: Take 5
  • Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and cream
  • Quotes: “I grew up a Bull in this league, and I will always think of myself as a Chicago Bull no matter what.” – Kirk Hinrich
    “And God must be a pretty big fan of today, because you keep waking up to it. You have made known your request for a hundred different yesterdays, but the sun keeps rising on this thing that has never been known. Yesterday is dead and over. Wrapped in grace. Those days are grace. You are still alive. And today is the most interesting day. Today is the best place to live.” – Jamie Tworkowski, If You Feel Too Much
    “I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.” – Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Social Media Platform: Twitter

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