Ashley Callingbull is a remarkable model and actress who made history in 2015 as the first indigenous Canadian woman to win the Miss Universe title. Her achievement not only showcases her beauty and talent but also represents a significant milestone for indigenous representation in the fashion and entertainment industry. With regards to her as an actress, she portrayed Sheila Delaronde in the Canadian TV series “Blackstone”.
She is not only limited to modelling and acting, she is also a fitness enthusiast and philanthropist who together with her stepfather ran in the Amazing Devon Race Canada, a local youth fundraiser which they emerged 2nd.
In this article, we will delve into the life of Ashley Callingbull, highlighting her groundbreaking win and the impact she has made as a role model for aspiring individuals.
Ashley Callingbull Bio
Ashley Callingbull-Rabbit is a Canadian model, actress and TV personality who was born on October 21, 1989 in Enoch Cree Nation, a First Nation settlement near the city of Edmonton in the province of Alberta, Canada. She is currently 33 years old and bears the Libra Zodiac sign. Growing up, she always had the passion for modelling and pageantry and by the time she was 10 years old she was the sole winner of all the princess crown in the Enoch Cree community. She had a difficult childhood and was raised by her mother and grandparents as such, she is very close with her grandparents. She belongs to the indigenous Cree tribe and is an avid advocate for the First Nation of Canada. She is very proud of her Cree ethnicity and has been spotted in multiple photos rocking the ceremonial and traditional Cree dress. Due to her fame and success, she commands a massive following online and has over 1.7 million followers on her Instagram. She is an animal lover who has two lovely pet dogs. She is a sports fan and big fan of the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League.
Parents and Sibling(s)
She is the oldest daughter of Lisa and Joel Ground. Her parents are of Cree ethnicity. Her father is a businessman whereas her mother works in the public sector. She is not an only child and reportedly has a sister by the name of Mariah Callingbull.
She had her high school education at a local high school in Enoch Cree, Edmonton and graduated in 2007 at just 16 years old. After graduation, she went on to pursue her university studies at the Concordia University of Edmonton focusing on communications and drama and acting/television.
She is the ex-wife of Ryan Burnham whom she married in 2015 in the Bahamas. They later broke up and she is currently married to Canadian former ice hockey player and assistant coach of Saskatoon blades, Wacey Rabbit. The couple tied the knot in September 2021.
She has a stunning beauty and an alluring physique. She stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and has a bodyweight of 54 kilograms. She possesses a slender and graceful figure that captivates the attention of onlookers. Her mesmerizing brown eyes and luscious dark hair add to her allure, amplifying her natural beauty.
During her days in the university of Concordia, she represented Canada in Hubei, China for the Miss Friendship International Pageant in September 2010. That same year, she got another chance to represent Canada in the Queen of the World final that was held in, Germany. In October 2011, she represented Canada at the Miss Humanity International in Barbados. In 2015, she won the Miss Universe and she became the first indigenous Canadian woman to attain that feat. She gained massive fame for her participation in these pageants and like most people would do, she used her fame and recognition to aid her people. She held the interests of her people first and on every stage and opportunity she got, she duly represented her people. For instance, while contesting in the Miss Universe, she wore a dress that raised awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women who have been ignored. She set a record in 2022 as the first indigenous Canadian woman to be part of a sports illustrated swimsuit issue.
She is currently the co-host and home game announcer for the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
The model and TV personality is reportedly estimated to be worth $4 million as of 2023, she amassed a huge chunk of her net worth from ambassadorial deals, contests cash prizes, paid promotions and other sources.
|Model, actress, TV personality
|Date of Birth
|October 21, 1989
|Enoch Cree Nation, Edmonton, Canada.