By: Lani Hansen, Senior Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma– Muscogee (Creek) citizen Ashlyn Green picks up a modeling career in honor of her late grandmother, who passed in January 2020.
Green is 19 years old and a student at the College of the Muscogee Nation. She resides in Henryetta, OK. She is the daughter of Keith and Melanie Green.
Before her nana passed away, Green said she would always talk to her about modeling and told her she would be a good one. When Green’s nana passed away last year, she decided to sign a contract with Linda Layman Agency out of Tulsa.
As a young child, Green did not see herself becoming a model but something different.
“Now that I’m modeling, I feel right at home,” Green said.
In 2020 her modeling career started slow, but Green picked up a runway showcase this past February modeling prom dresses at the Promenade Mall in Tulsa. She also did a TSET photoshoot for the Tobacco Stops With Me campaign, which focuses on the dangers of secondhand smoke.
“Covid put a huge factor on what I got to do,” Green said.
Looking forward, Green has applied for a couple of commercial shoots and a couple of runway shows. One of the commercial shoots she hopes to get a spot is for the movie “Killers of the Flower Moon,” filmed in Oklahoma.
Aside from being a model for the Linda Layman Agency, Green is also a student at CMN. She can balance her modeling career and schoolwork, where her shoots are planned for her.
As a model, Green wanted to encourage any younger generation who wants to become a model.
“Never be afraid, and follow your dreams no matter what the chances are,” Green said.
One of her main goals as a model is to keep pursuing her dream not only for herself but for her nana.