Finding Ashley Stewart 2017 Casting Tour

The American plus size women's clothing company and lifestyle brand Ashley Stewart is currently conducting a casting tour to find plus-size models who would like to become a model for Ashley Stewart.

The Ashley Stewart 2017 casting team are travelling across the United States in search of a Diva that effortlessly personifies Ashley Stewart and everything the brand stands for - kindness, perseverance, resilience, confidence, and empowerment.

To be considered, anyone interested must attend one of the open casting calls that are taking place across America. The following are the next two open casting calls for New Jersey/New York, and for Detroit. 12 finalists from the Talent Search portion of the open casting call will be selected to participate in the Fashion Show portion the following day, will receive a $50 Ashley Stewart Gift Card, and will be featured on the Ashley Stewart Facebook and Instagram pages.


Talent Search
Friday, April 21, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ashley Stewart
1721 East Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083

Fashion Show
Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
202-204 Springfield Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07103


Talent Search
Friday, May 19, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ashley Stewart Woman
27821 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Fashion Show
Saturday, May 20, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
27821 Southfield Road,
Lathrup Village, MI

Each event will include Sip N' Shop parties, a pink carpet, Ashley TV segments & interviews, Hot Fashion, Exclusive Sales, Refreshments, Contests, Fabulous Prizes, and more!

At the end of the national talent search, the top models from all of the finalists will be flown to New York City to attend the Finding Ashley Stewart finale where the grand prize winner will be crowned "Ashley Stewart 2017". The grand prize winner will receive the following:

• Ashley Stewart TV Segment
• Ashley Stewart Photo Shoot
• Ashley Stewart Makeover & Wardrobe
• Various Gifts from Ashley Stewart 2017 Sponsors
• Additional Undisclosed Prizes

The "Ashley Stewart 2017" Finale will take place on September 16, 2017 at the following:

Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

About Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart is an American plus size women's clothing company and lifestyle brand, which was founded in 1991. The name Ashley Stewart was inspired by Laura Ashley and Martha Stewart, who the company saw as icons of upscale Americana. The Secaucus, New Jersey-based company has 89 stores across 22 states. They sell a variety of apparel, ranging from jeans to dresses and shoes.

Ashley Stewart arose out of real estate investor Joseph Sitt's frustration in bringing retailers into the inner city New York neighborhoods where he was developing real estate projects. After hiring merchants to study the market, he found that the biggest gap was in upscale fashion for plus-sized urban career women, and decided to open retail stores himself. Ashley Stewart was founded in 1991 and helped change the urban retail landscape. In 1996 the TSG Capital Fund II made an initial investment of $30 million in Ashley Stewart. The company focused on holding events like fashion shows instead of launching large advertising campaigns. They would often hold 300 to 350 fashion shows a year, which raised money for the communities they were in. Each Ashley Stewart store also hired from within the community, and the company was recognized by President Bill Clinton for its contribution to the Welfare-to-work program.