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Bully Girl Ashley Petraglia

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Bully Girl Ashley Petraglia

Where are you from, and what is your nationality?
Born and raised in New York City. My nationality is a mixture of Italian and German.

How long have you been modeling, and what inspired you to start?
I started modeling in or around 2012/2013. After getting a lot of tattoos, attending tattoo conventions with my husband and his shop, I saw so many gorgeous tattoo models both in person and in magazines. Specifically Heather Moss who is one of the best (if not the top) tattoo models in the industry. After realizing how popular tattoo modeling was and all of the opportunities that presented themselves at the time, I went for it. I entered a contest called “Ms. Vixen pinup” at the United Ink Tattoo Show back in 2013 where I won 1st place where I landed a feature in Skin & Ink magazine. Since then I have been lucky enough to shoot with some of the best photographers like Mark Velazquez and Keith Selle.

How was your photo shoot with Bully Girl Magazine?
It was awesome. LeVar, the photographer was extremely professional and the clothing line is so cute. Had the pleasure of meeting his sister who hooked me up with some jewelry for the shoot as well as his wife. Overall, a very fun shoot.

What was your favorite part of the photo shoot?
Shooting and loving with Levar’s pitty El Jefe. He was so little, yet so strong and super friendly. Not to mention, very photogenic.

What did you think of the Bully Girl Apparel?
Awesome. They had a variety of clothing in different colors representing BGM, the logo was sick and the clothing was very comfortable too.

Bully Girl Ashley PetragliaWere you nervous at all working with Bully Breed dogs?
Not at all. I’m a licensed veterinary technician so I’m around animals all the time. Pit bulls/bully breeds in my experience both professionally and personally are one of the best breeds out there; very gentle and kind.

Do you have any dogs, and if so, what kind?
Yes, 2. I have a female Boston Terrier who is 8. And a male Great Dane who is 4.

Where else can our readers find you? Which social media outlets do you use?
They can find me on Facebook: Ashley Petraglia or on Instagram @miss_asp5373

If you could pick the location, where would the next photo shoot be, and why?
I would choose to shoot at my husband’s tattoo shop. I think it would be cool to do a collaboration with the pitties while representing tattoos and the tattoo culture. I’m picturing some cute BGM boy shorts, heels and a cute bgm tank top incorporating the tattoo chairs and equipment with an awesome pitbull at my feet. Also because tattoos and dogs are my two favorite things!

What other hobbies do you have, besides modeling?
I love what I do, so helping save the lives of animals out there isn’t work for me, it’s definitely more of a passion/hobby. Aside from that, I love to travel and spend time with family.

Tell our fans something about yourself, that not too many people know about you.
Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t know that I’m an LVT (licensed veterinary technician). I also have my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University.

What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to continue on this path of modeling. I hope to land more cover features, but we’ll see. I want to show the world out there that you can have tattoos, still be beautiful and be a great model.

What advice do you have for any up and coming models, or young business women out there?
If you see the opportunity standing right in front of you, grab it. Don’t let fear or anyone stand in your way. I was terrified to do the pinup contest, and at the end of the day I won and a lot of doors opened, and new opportunities presented themselves. Seize any opportunity that comes your way ladies!

What motto do you live by?
Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think it’s great. I think it’s very informative to those who own a bully breed or who are thinking about owning one. I also think more people should read it and educate themselves more about the breed, there is no reason to single out a specific breed and bully it. Not to mention, who doesn’t like looking at pictures of dogs and hot girls? Haha

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Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt Rider

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Bully Girl Robyn Stunts

First off, we want to thank you for giving up some time in your busy schedule to do this interview for us. For those people who don’t know you, can you shed some light on your personal background and let us know what got you into the world of motorcycle stunt riding?
Of course! Thank you so much for this opportunity to speak with Bully Girl Magazine. I’m Robyn Diamond aka Robyn Stunts, and I’m one out of a handful of female motorcycle stunt riders. I started riding motorcycles in 2011, and started trying to wheelie in 2011 as well. I was born and raised in MA, and decided to move to CA in 2014 for the weather and change of pace. I’ve been lucky enough to land some really sweet gigs because of my wheelies. I’ve stunt doubled for Taylor Swift, rode in a French Montana video, and did a fashion campaign shoot with Armani Exchange – all on one wheel. Those are just a few of my fav gigs.

My brother turned me onto stunt riding. He used to do crazy fast wheelies on the highway, and I thought – wow he’s so cool I want to be like him haha. Once I got my motorcycle license, I met some riders that rode slower more controlled parking lot wheelies, and I decided to learn to do it too.

Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt Rider

Are you just naturally fearless, or do you ever worry about the risk of injuries that can come from stunt riding?
I would say I’m not naturally fearless. I’d say I’m right in the middle of safe and fearless. I like to do extreme things, and get outside my comfort zone and push my limits – but that “be careful” voice kicks in a little more often than I would like haha. Sometimes I do worry about the risk of injury, but I try not to let it get to me too much. I think you can get more injured just street riding, or driving a car. Most of my stunts are at a pretty slow speed. If I break something, it will heal.

What was the first street bike you ever rode, and how long did it take you to master your first stunt?
The first street bike I ever rode was a 2005 Honda CBR 600rr. 🙂 I still miss that bike. I sold that bike when I bought my stunt bike, because I didn’t think I needed two bikes. Now I know better haha. I have two and want about twenty more! I never did stunts on that bike. My first stunt bike was the same bike I have now – a 2006 Kawasaki 636. It took me about 6 months to “master” the wheelie. Ok, let’s be honest I am still not a master and never will be haha, but it took me about 6 months to easily ride a wheelie across the entire practice area.

What is your favorite stunt to do on a bike?
Scrapes! That is when you wheelie and scrape the tail (metal stunt bar) of the bike on the ground. I have titanium on mine, so it makes some sick sparks. It looks cool, feels cool, and it’s always a little challenging for me if I haven’t done it in a while… so it gets my adrenaline pumping.

Do you repair your bike(s) on your own, or do you stick to the stunt riding and leave that to the mechanics?
I actually do a lot of the repairs and maintenance on my own, or with the help of my boyfriend. However, sometimes I’m lazy and prefer to bring my bike to a mechanic for bigger jobs such as an engine swap – which I’m actually having done right now. It’s pretty fun to work on your own bike and understand how it works.

Has your popularity grown, due to stunt riding?
Only on social media, I think. I don’t really like to mention it randomly – but it does come up often in conversations such as when people ask “what are your hobbies?” When I tell them and then show them, I can see that some people go from semi-interested in me to very interested in me, haha.

Do you participate in a lot of motorcycle events?
I try to. I host a once a month all females ride and also go to local events. Sometimes I am in them, sometimes I just go to spectate. I would say in addition to the girls ride, I go on one large group ride or to one large motorcycle event at least once a month.

Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt RiderTell us about one of your favorite events to attend, or participate in.
Anything motorcycle related is my favorite, haha. I love performing at shows, going on group rides, or just practicing with my friends. Every show and event bring new experiences and opportunities, so I really can’t pick just one. I will say that my favorite types of events are now Hollywood doubling or stunt extra events. Booking a job and going on set to perform, is something that I love. I have so much fun and get to meet some really cool people, and of course some sick celebs!

What advice do you have for any female looking to learn how to stunt ride?
Buy a bike, find someone local to ride with and go for it. Don’t make excuses, don’t give up. Just do it. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Just like anything else in this world that is worth it, it takes some time. If you feel it in your blood, you won’t need advice. You’ll know what to do and you will naturaly keep pushing yourself.

Outside of the bike scene, what are some of your favorite hobbies or interests.
Other than riding, I love to hike and keep in shape, whether it be some yoga in my bedroom or a bicycle ride. I love staying active. Love playing with my dog – a 13 year old Min Pin named MJ.

What do you think of the Bully Girl Apparel?
The apparel is really cute. I first saw it when my friend @nikki636 started rocking it. I love the old school jacket and the leggings. They look so good on her. I also like that they have the logo, but it’s not over powering. It’s simple and stylish.

What motto do you live by?
“You are only old when your dreams become regrets.” I love this quote/motto because often times I find myself saying, “I wish I did this when I was younger” or “I wish I got into such n such earlier.” This motto reminds me that you’re never too old to chase your dreams. It gives me the last bit of motivation I need to go for the things I want in life.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I love it. I don’t have a bully, but I have a dog and I love all dogs. My boyfriend and I want to get a mini Bull Terrier for our next dog! Anyways, the magazine is packed full of gorgeous photos and good reads. I loved the article about misunderstanding the breed. I actually felt like I could relate to it personally. In the same way that people hear “bully” or “pitbull” and think bad dog, I feel like a lot of people hear “stunt rider” and think trouble maker or full of themselves. Stereotyping is unfortunate, especially when the stereotype gives a good thing a bad name. This magazine is awesome for bully owners, bull enthusiasts, and even those who may have their stereotypes about bullies. They should read up to learn more! There is so much passion that goes into this magazine, and so much passion from the owners to their four legged friends. <3

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Bully Girl: Risa Del Angele

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Bully Girl: Risa Del AngeleWhere are you from, and what is your nationality?
I was born and raised on Long Island. I’m proud to be a native New Yorker!

How long have you been modeling, and what inspired you to start?
I’ve been modeling for four years, and have been a musician, actor, and dancer for much longer. Being able to express myself and connect with others through the performing arts, keeps me inspired and motivated.

How was your photo shoot with Bully Girl Magazine?
It was great! LeVar created a very comfortable and professional environment.

What was your favorite part of the photo shoot?
I loved shooting with EL JEFE. Bringing animals onto a set is always a fun and rewarding experience.

What did you think of the Bully Girl Apparel?
Bully Girl Apparel is cute and comfortable. The sporty casual look is something you can wear every day while also standing out.

Were you nervous at all working with Bully Breed dogs?
Not at all. EL JEFE was very friendly. If anyone does feel nervous, I suggest spending some time around dogs especially bully breeds; they can really bring a lot of joy to your day.

Do you have any dogs, and if so, what kind?
Yes, I have a chiweenie named Lady Sapphire. I also do a lot of dog-sitting.

Where else can our readers find you? Which social media outlets do you use?
You can check out my Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/RisaDelAngele, and follow me on Instagram @moonchildlovee. Don’t be afraid to say hi!

If you could pick the location, where would the next photo shoot be, and why?
I get inspired by nature, so I dream about doing a forest fantasy shoot. It would be very theatrical, complete with fairy wings and maybe some cool CGI!

What other hobbies do you have, besides modeling?
When I’m not working, you can usually find me practicing violin, hiking, or discovering a fun adventure.

Tell our fans something about yourself, that not too many people know about you.
I’m a huge book nerd and love a good literary discussion. I just finished the second book of Lord of the Rings!

What are your goals for the future?
My goals include landing a role on Broadway, finish writing my play about women empowerment, and opening a drama therapy program for children.

What advice do you have for any up and coming models, or young business women out there?
Women should never take no for an answer in the business world, and always speak up and ask for what you want out of life. Building true confidence and positive beliefs about one’s self are the foundations for a happy and successful career.

What motto do you live by?
This too shall pass. It’s from an old poem, and it means that whatever you’re going through in life, whether it be good or bad, it’s temporary. This phrase keeps me afloat during bad times and helps me appreciate the good times.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
Bully Girl is a great magazine, that is a place for bully breed fans from all over the world!

Risa Del Angele’s full interview all the photos from her shoot with Bully Girl Magazine, will be featured inside Issue 71. So make sure to SUBSCRIBE today, so you don’t miss out!

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Behind the Scenes with Bully Girl Candy Elizabeth

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Candy Elizabeth Behind The Scenes

Tell our readers who you are, where are you from, and what your nationality is.

I go by Candy Elizabeth, and my nationality is a vivacious mix of German and Italian heritage,  though I’ve spent my entire life in NY.

How long have you been modeling, and what inspired you to start?

I’ve been modeling on and off throughout my life,  but I’ve only really began to focus on it and give it all of my energy in the past year. I look at modeling as this amazing opportunity to be a part of art. To really throw power and emotion into it and craft some incredible photos, all while meeting some of the most interesting photographers and designers along the way. Pair that with the fact that fashion had always been a big passion of mine,  and I have all the reason in the world to pursue that dream!

How was your photo shoot with Bully Girl Magazine?

The photo shoot was a blast! I had the privilege of getting my hair and make up done by the wonderful Tammi McDonald, and then took shots of the new shirts and snapbacks with the photographer LeVar, who immediately put on some chill music in the background and made sure everyone was comfortable.  After shooting the new line, I got to have fun in front of the camera with El Jefe! He was so cute and surprisingly strong! He packs a lot of strength in that stout little body! He was cracking me up the whole time,  licking off all of my make up. I loved him!

What was your favorite part of the photo shoot?

I loved everything,  but of course my favorite part was chilling with El Jefe! He had me smiling the moment he ran into the studio.

What did you think of the BGM Apparel?

I absolutely loved the BGM apparel,  it was so comfortable,  it fit great and the designs were fantastic! I especially loved the printed details on the backs of some of the shirts, and definitely the sexy snapbacks. I could easily see myself wearing this apparel all the time.

After shooting with these dogs, what do you think of the bully breed?

I’M OBSESSED! I’m already an avid animal lover, and big dog breeds are my favorite.  But I must say,  seeing all this strength and love packed into this smaller package of pure muscle has made me such a big fan of this breed! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t contemplating trying to smuggle El Jefe into my car after the shoot!

Do you have dogs, or own pets of any kind?

Oh my God yes, my house is a small petting zoo at all times! Right now I’ve got a bulldog, two pugs, two fat cats, and two baby snakes. One of which is a lavender albino ball python.

If you could pick the location, where would the next photo shoot be, and why?

Id probably say the beach once we hit summer. I’m picturing a shoot in some of those awesome BGM tanks, paired with some sexy bikini bottoms, maybe incorporate the snapbacks, and of course we would have to get a bully dog back in there that day too!

What other hobbies do you have?

I love to draw in my spare time. Inspiration will hit me out of no where,  It may just be a certain song that pops on the radio while I’m driving. I have what I call these “little visions” where I can literally see the image I want to draw as a short moving scene that goes along to that song, and then once I’m home I grab my mediums, and I just pour pure emotion onto the page. Alot of my art is very colorful and fantasy based with a deeper meaning then first appearance. It’s the best way for me to de-stress.

Tell our fans something about yourself, that not too many people know about you.

Not many people know I grew up intending to be a veterinarian for the majority of my life and I even went to UCONN for my first year to pursue it. When I was little all the younger kids in my neighborhood thought I already was a vet and they would come knocking on my door with all of the sick animals and injured birds they’d find, and of course I’d take them in and heal them before releasing them back into the wild.  My family and friends always called me Dr. Dolittle. I just have a way with animals.

What are your goals for the future?

My goals are to continue on this path and put as much effort as I can into pursuing modeling. To prove to the world you don’t have to be 6 feet tall to create a Goregous image or impress in a new design. Kate Moss was only an inch taller then me and look how far she got! I’m trying to change that stigma one shoot at a time. My ultimate goal is to hopefully one day be scouted by a big modeling agency like Ford Models. But until then,  I’m just enjoying this winding ride and meeting incredible people along the way.

What advice do you have for any up and coming models, or young business women out there?

You have to put in the work! You can’t expect anything to be handed to you because your pretty and you shouldn’t go through life like that anyway. Pursuing modeling or any business is a full time job of putting yourself out there,  staying current and networking with people in the industry. I work hard for my money and my opportunities,  and I’m proud of that. Sweat for what you want and then walk around with confidence once you get it,  because you my darling are now an independent Boss Babe! Stay Fierce!

What motto do you live by?

“There’s nothing a damn good pair of heels and a kick ass attitude can’t conquer!”

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