Designer Paul Marciano has reportedly found the next Guess Girl, and the blond bombshell hails from Vancouver.
Ashley Diana Morris is following in the footsteps of Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith, her platinum mane piled high and her eyeliner laid on thick for upcoming ad campaigns for the Guess lingerie and bikini campaigns.
Apparently the young Vancouverite was discovered here by photographer Odette Sugerman (who shoots for Guess and magazines like Vogue). After finding out she had never modeled before, Marciano, known for his penchant for curvaceous blondes, flew her to Los Angeles, met with her, and decided he had met his next Brigette Bardot-like muse.
It's not like Morris is a complete unknown: you might recognize her from the Global TV series The Best Years, where she has starred as Shannon Biel. Born in Toronto, she went to the University of Toronto, where she studied theatre and English lit.
Morris's multifigure contract bodes well: Schiffer's still modelling (including doing a new Guess campaign last year, more than two decades after her first gig with the line), and names like Kate Upton and Jessica Hart have also moved on from Guess to mega-modelling status. Paris Hilton and Drew Barrymore have also donned Guess jeans for the brand's campaigns.
And no, guys, she does not come with the swimsuit.