Ainsley Ross is a 20-year-old American singer, songwriter, actor, model, and martial artist. As you can already tell, she’s a very well-rounded celebrity with experiences in almost all media fields. Not only that, but she actually started her career from a very young age. She has started acting since the age of 9, acting in a small-town community theater. By the time she was 14, she had already written over 80 songs! “My first project I was actually an extra for “Super kid’s Academy.” That was the first set I had ever been on. I remember the experience like it was yesterday.”
As a very successful young woman, Ainsley Ross sets an example for other young people who would also like to pursue a career like hers and has some strong advice to give to them. “Know who you are as a person, and what you will and won’t compromise. This is one of the hardest industries out there. Don’t go into the “industry looking for it to define you. You go into it to define the industry! Believe in yourself, and keep working, learning, and practicing. Persistence is key.”
However, out of everything she does, she wants to be remembered for her personality rather than her work. She says: “Honestly, I want to leave behind a legacy of hope, inspiration, and love. I would love to be remembered for the person I am, and the message I have to share. I would like for people to remember me as kind, inspirational, and loving to all.”
In addition to all of that, she often devotes her work for good causes. Ainsley Ross’s song “We Are 1” sends a beautiful message that is presented in both the music video and song lyrics!
“This message is so important to me. “We are 1” truly states that we are all joined together. We all want love and respect. There is so much hate in our world, derived from; political views, religion, ethnicity, and personal agendas. As I was writing this song it was very clear to me that different artists stylistically from different cultures come together as 1 to deliver a powerful message of Unity. "We Are 1” has a powerful and beautiful message. There is a need in the world for a song that unites instead of divides people like the song “We Are The World” has made us all feel for years.
The skills Ainsley possesses have been in her blood since she was so young, and now she shares with us her creative process when writing song lyrics, acting, and performing stunts! “It’s always different. When it comes to songs the idea usually hits me like a ton of bricks, and I have to find a piece of paper as soon as possible. In acting, it’s a lengthy process of character breakdown, auditioning, and callbacks. For stunts, I am inspired by various action choreography from different films.”
Starring as “Mia Hill” in the 2019 TV show “Should I do it”, Ainsley exclusively shares one of her many funny behind the scenes moments! “The makeup artist and I actually really hit it off. So when there was a break on set we literally had a karaoke moment and turned our music up, and started singing every word, and dancing. It was hilarious, we had the best time.”
Ainsley is well-known for her martial arts background. She started professional martial arts only when she was nine years old, and martial arts plays an extremely important role in her life.
“I got involved and invested in martial arts when I was nine years old. From that point on I trained in the art of Taekwondo until I earned my first-degree black belt. A few of my many skill sets eventually included class leader, instructor, national champion, and tactical weapons training. Due to moving to Los Angeles for industry purposes, I wanted to further my knowledge and love for martial arts. That’s when I found XMA World Headquarters (Extreme Martial Arts World Headquarters), trained by the one and only blue power ranger Mike Chat himself! In XMA, I learned a variety of stunts for film! This was truly a whole new world for me because stunts are so different than traditional fighting. I learned aspects of close-range military combatives, Krav Maga, Jiu-Jitsu, and elements of many other defense mechanisms. When I started learning stunts for film, it opened my heart to a whole new world, and it had my heart and soul ever since.”
“It is so important to me. Martial arts have taught me many different things such as self-love, respect for myself, respect for others, teamwork, and the art of giving back in your community. Martial arts prepared me for life, and it's such a huge piece of who I am.. I like to say “Sometimes people only see one side to fighting, and that is the actual fight. However, what they do not see are the opponents shaking hands and hugging after a fight, fighters volunteering for charities, and teaching kids and people to know their worth and build their confidence.” This is why the Martial arts and stunts and always will remain huge impacts in my life. My soul feels whole because of it! This is one of my many outlets of self-expression for me.”
Ainsley Ross also has a bright future that is perfectly balanced with her personal life and also public life as a celebrity. She shares some of her future plans, saying: “I am currently going to college to obtain my degree in Occupational therapy. I have a series in pre-production right now, a song release on the horizon, and a brand launch in 2021! My future plans consist of graduating, working hard, getting married, and starting my own family.”
Just as you thought there’s nothing else she can do, I’m here to prove you wrong. Ainsley also has side hobbies other than all of this. “I LOVE fitness and working out. It is once more another outlet of self-expression for me. In my free time, I do a lot of sketching as well.” What a versatile inspiration, indeed!
But with more success comes more hate. Ainsley tells us about her poised method of handling hate and overcoming obstacles. She says: “Handle it with grace and allow the haters to propel you to make you better at your craft. Hater’s come into our lives to remind us of the potential we have, and the growth in which is occurring in our own lives. I personally allow it to propel me, and make me a stronger person. Sometimes I reply, and sometimes I don’t depend on the intention behind the message. Remember you are your worst critic.”
When dealing with the current pandemic, Ainsley has a unique perspective. “It is all about perspective," She explains, "I am very blessed and rolling with the punches like everyone else. It is honestly all in what you make of it. I choose to create content amidst this time and dive in creatively. We can all still change the world...even if it is from home.”
At this point, I asked Ainsley a couple of random fun questions, and her replies cracked me up.
1) What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
I received an email stating that I got accepted into my college program.
2) What's your biggest pet peeve?
No respect for elders.
3) What’s your favorite pizza topping?
4) What would be a good theme song for your life?
'Bring it on Home' by the American Authors
5) What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
Haha, trying to fix an old dresser. The wheel came off of the metal track, and when I reached and pushed it to fix it, the wheel back on the track BUT my thumb was stuck in with it.
(This is literally the most complicated horrifying story ever.)
6) Are you good at accents?
I am good with British, and Southern Belle accents, as with everything I am still learning and growing.
(Someone please tell me one thing she can’t do!)
Finally, Ainsley gladly responded to some fan questions I’ve compiled for her and ended the interview with a beautiful message.
1) What is your dream musical collaboration?
2) What is one thing that nobody knows about you?
“I am the biggest dork. I have a Pinterest board just for puns.”
3) Where is your favorite place to travel?
“ Cape May NJ”
4) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
“Graduated, working both the medical and entertainment industry, and married with kids.”
5) What is one message you would like to give to your fans?
“Believe in the beauty of your dreams. You can be the change you wish to see in the world. Believe in yourself and remember that you are your own worst critic, don’t ever wallow in self-pity instead allow it to propel you into your dreams.”
That’s it! I had a blast interviewing Ainsley Ross, a pure soul who can literally do anything. I’ve learned a lot about her, and I hope you did too! Make sure to check out “Should I Do It?”, “We Are 1” music video, and all her other projects. Follow her on Instagram @ainsley_ross and twitter @IAmAinsleyRoss to see more from her.