Accent On ‘Huh?’ Scot Ashley Brown: Tyra Banks and ANTM Girls Could Not Understand Me
Ashley Brown is one of our favorite modeltestants on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 18, “British Invasion” — with or without subtitles. We ranked her #1 after the premiere, mostly for her adorable personality and memorable accent. The Scottish mother of two knew her thick accent would be an issue, even if she actually toned it down for the Americans.
“I got on so well with all the other contestants but knew from day one that the American girls could not understand me,” Ashley told the U.K.’s Daily Record.
“I remember phoning my mum and saying, ‘I bet they put up subtitles when the show airs’ and they have. How funny. I was speaking slowly and politely so I don’t know how they would have coped if I had unleashed the full force of my Scottish accent. Even Tyra [Banks] looked at me blankly every time I spoke and I had to repeat lots of what I was saying. It became a real laugh.”
It’s not that hard to understand her. Besides, it would be more fun if ANTM didn’t subtitle her, but maybe did little Mad Libs, giving us half of her quotes and letting us imagine what she might’ve meant for the rest.
Catch the next episode of ANTM Cycle 18 on Wednesday, March 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.