A model who struggled to get her career off the ground has told all about her financial journey from a fledgling cover girl who was paid just US$250 (S$313.98) for a magazine cover shot to a seasoned New York model/waitress who raked in handsome six-figure sums.
Ms Ashley Stetts detailed on financial learning website LearnVest her initial hardships of living as a model in Toronto, Canada.
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She worked as a bartender and held a second job in the retail industry to make ends meet while pursuing an undergraduate marketing degree.
According to LearnVest, Ms Stetts then moved to New York, where she landed her first cover shot on magazine Women's Health. She was paid US$250.
Later, she landed jobs as a "fit" model and started having regular income. Her body measurements were used as an industry standard for producing clothes. Ms Stetts earned more than $250 an hour.
However, her short days left her with lots of ample time and she decided to put her spare time to good use.
Ms Stetts began working as a cocktail waitress at a popular New York nightclub and started earning US$1,000 (SS$1,255.90) a night. This was on top of her modelling career.
Since then, her financial journey has led her to start a blog-site called The Frugal Model, where she shares tips on smart savings and spendings.