On CBS Big Brother 14 cast member Ashley Iocco‘s Twitter feed, she notes: “I’m traveling to the moon soon.” Well, the Big Brother 14 house may not quite be the moon, but it is certainly full of alien life this year.
Every year we like to dig a little deeper than the official CBS Big Brother bios of the new houseguests to see what kind of interesting tidbits we can learn. We’ve often found that these lesser known facts about the contestants can sometimes have a strong influence on their game play in the house. We also enjoy seeing what bits of their pasts the Big Brother 14 cast will lie about to the other houseguests.
Born on October 30, 1985, Big Brother 14 houseguest Ashley Iocco is originally from Murrysville, where she graduated from Franklin Regional Senior High School in the class of 2008. She went on to study Elementary Education at Pennsylvania State University, graduating in the class of 2004.
As 26-year-old Ashley Iocco notes on her Facebook page, she is the owner of a mobile airbrush tanning business called Bronzique, located in Los Angeles. You can visit the website for the business, which features many half-naked tan people, at Bronzique.com. One wonders if Ashley hit up some people at all those gyms she ‘likes’ on Facebook to pose for her site…
The business has quite a number of glowing reviews, so it appears to be doing pretty well. Interestingly enough, Ashley Iocco has been promoted in the CBS Big Brother 14 promos as a ‘mobile spray tanner’, not as the owner of a mobile spray tanning business. She also calls herself just a “spray tan technician” in her interview with our friends at BigBrotherNetwork.com above. One says I’m just a peon, the other says I’m kind of ambitious and maybe smarter than I look — that could be an important distinction. It’s pretty good money if you can get it, as Bronzique charges:
Full Body: $45 *transportation fee may apply
Airbrush Tan Lines: $30
Packages: 3 for $120 and 5 for $175
* Oh and sweet 15 airbrush spray-tanning parties are available.
Ashley Iocco also appears to have possibly previously worked out of 455 W 37th Street Apartment 928 in New York City under the business name of Ashley’s Golden Glow Tanning. Or else there is another Ashley Iocco who ran their own tanning business in New York. She does not list New York as a previous residence on Facebook, but that does seem kind of a strong coincidence.
Ashley enjoys Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Dubstep and Lady Gaga. She also lists her only favorite book on Facebook as How to Make Love Like a Porn Star by Jenna Jameson. Either she doesn’t read much, or she just really, really liked that book in particular. Hmmmmmm. Her favorite movies include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Troy, and something called Handheld by Merchant Syndicate Films (in New York), which appears to have something to do with two scantily clad ladies… Which is interesting because on her Bronzique page, Ashley Iocco also says she is “smitten” by a female customer she just spray-tanned. You have to ponder which side of the ball field Ashley likes to play on, or she likes to mix it up.
Speaking of sports, Ashley Iocca is TOTALLY a Pittsburg Pirates & Steelers fan. She is also, apparently, something of a spiritualist, and is interested in Eastern Philosophy and ‘the power of positive thinking.’
Oddly though, she didn’t express very positive thinking when she said “gotta love the crackheads living in the tubes at the miky d’s playland” on Facebook back in 2009. Not so positive, spiritual and accepting there are we?
We have to sometimes wonder if CBS Big Brother trolls the ModelMayhem.com website for women to put on the show, because so many of them have had profiles on there. Ashley Iocco’s has been taken down (as they usually are after the girls end up on BB), but she did have one. So it seems she’s definitely also one of those ubiquitous aspiring/semi-working models that end up on Big Brother every season.
From her model profile, the number of casting agencies Ashley Iocco has ‘liked’ on Facebook, and her interest in ‘acting’ all over the place, it seems a bit obvious that she isn’t just content being a spray-tanning business owner. She wants fame, and it looks like being in the Big Brother 14 cast is just her latest effort to get her 15 minutes.
Check out some photos of ‘model’ Ashley Iocco hamming it up for the camera in a 1920s photo shoot for photographer Deborah Kolb. She is also listed as an “Actress & Mogulista” at shortyawards.com/ashleyiocco. Just as an FYI, Ashley nominated actor Russ Russo (@russrusso) for a Shorty Award “because he deserves it.” More photos of Ashley and tidbits from her existence can be seen on her Twitpic feed.
A website at Ashley-Iocco.com declares in all caps: “ASHLEY IOCCO IS A HOT YOUNG ACTRESS WHO IS ABOUT TO BREAK OUT IN FILM TELEVISION AND PRINT. THIS SITE WILL FEATURE FOTOS VIDEOS ALONG WITH WHATS ON THE HORIZON FOR ASHLEY ALONG WITH FAN CLUB INFO ASHLEY IOCCO IS REPRESENTED EXCLUSIVELY BY ANTHONY MARINI FOR BOOKINGS CALL 347 365 0942 OR EMAIL US AT VRISO@YAHOO.COM.” The number, by the way, goes to an automated voice mail with a generic robot message and never seems to be answered. The e-mail so far has not returned anything either. No luck in figuring out who the heck Anthony Marini is so far among all the folks with the same name out there.
You can check out some of Ashley Iocco’s acting in a very odd little satire video called “The Young Conservative’s Hip Hop Guide to Muslims”, which is labelled as “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.”
Ashley Iocco seems very interested in hooking up with an alliance early on, probably with whomever she feels is going to be the ‘strong’ leader in the house if she can get under their wing. Could there be a showmance possibility? And will it be with a guy or a girl? Hard to say… but she doesn’t seem to be tied down to a guy from what we’ve seen out there on the Net. We do not see a winner in Ashley, nor do we think she’ll make the final three. However, she might just manage to squeeze her way to the Big Brother 14 jury house if she teams with the right people.
Ashley Iocco CBS Big Brother BioName: Ashley Iocco
Name: Ashley Iocco
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.
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