TLC's new 'Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust' series to premiere July 11
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/25/2008
TLC has announced Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust, a new reality series that will follow the up-and-down professional life of the famous bikini designer, will premiere Friday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
Paige went from preparing for the opening of her Los Angeles-based store and designing for A-list celebrities to barely being able to afford rent, and Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust will document her attempt to get her career back on track.
"I'm grateful the universe sent me on this journey; I have manifested my dreams through hard work and exhilarating moments," said Paige. "The path I took taught me that I am an artist, not a businessperson. I am excited for people to get a real look into what it takes to make it in the fashion world, from the bottom up -- one string at a time."
Paige will be assisted by Leah -- her mother and housemate -- as well as her office staff, including her assistant Antoinette, and Juan, who is responsible for hand-knitting her designs. In addition, Paige also runs Ruff Houzen, a non-profit animal rescue service.
"Ashley's story is unique yet relatable. As a talented fashion designer who struggles to run her business, this series is really about following your dreams, learning from the mistakes, and leaning on the people in your life for love and support," said TLC programming executive Brent Zacky. "Each episode will be a great adventure as Ashley works to make it in the fashion world, while juggling all of life's challenges and rewards."