Muscle and music: 23-year-old Ashley Kemeny brings both to the table. On the muscle side, she’s an up and coming figure competitor. On the music side, she sings, plays guitar and she gigs in a band. Let’s find out more about her.
What are your stats?
Competition Weight: 120 lbs
Off-Season Weight: 130-135 lbs
What is your profession/job?
I work as a Customs Broker Release Agent.
How did you get started lifting weights and training?
I started training when my significant other and I started dating. He had four years worth of experience, so he helped me out a ton.
How old were you when you did your first show and to date, what shows have you done?
I was 23 when I did my first show, and it was very recent. I competed in The Leigh Brandt Muscle Classic 2018 on March 24th.
Were you athletic growing up?
I did gymnastics for a short period of time when I was younger, and in grade school I was involved in track and field competing in relay races and running long jump.
What inspired you to start competing?
A very good friend of mine just had the right words to say and it made me want to do it.
What is the personal appeal to you of being a strong, muscular woman?
Honestly, it’s not even the physical appearance for me. When I started training, it never was about getting a “big booty” or getting shredded. My idea of training was to push myself as hard as I could naturally and see how strong I could be. I never realized how much it could do for me physically and mentally in a positive way, and that appeals to me more than anything.
What’s one thing about you that people would be surprised to know?
HAHA! I can make really good turkey noises!
If you were on American Idol, what would you sing?
That’s tough!! It’d either be Foreplay/Long Time by Boston, or In The Still of the Night by WhiteSnake.
Your home is burning down. Family and pets have all made it to safety. You have one chance to go back in and save just one item. What do you save and why?
I would go back for my baby blanket. It’s a treasure of mine and it’s something I’d want my future children to have.
Who is your personal hero?
There are far too many people in my life to be narrowed down to one!
What’s one thing you really like doing that other people would be surprised to find out?
I absolutely love to dance. I like choreographing my own stuff!
What do you like the most about yourself?
I like to see the good in all people.
If you could be a A) WWE Wrestler; B) UFC cage fighter; C) UFC ring girl; what would you choose and why?
UFC cage fighter all the way! I think it would be awesome to learn the techniques and kick ass!
How long have you been playing guitar?
I’ve been playing guitar on and off for 15 years, but I’m no expert! I like using my guitar for songwriting purposes or when I just need to jam.
Are you currently in a band?
Yes, a classic rock cover band called Jokers Hill.
Who are some of your favorites in the music world?
There are too many!! I love anything classic rock. Some of my favorites are: The Guess Who, Boston, Cheap Trick, Heart, Deep Purple, Pat Benatar, etc.
Where can we see more of you?