|Born||Ashley Marie Livingston
|Ethnicity||African-American, German, Indian|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||131 lb (59 kg)|
|Measurements||34-25-35 in (86-64-89 cm)|
AzMarie Livingston was born Ashley Marie Livingston in Louisiana. According to Livingston, the name "AzMarie" is an amalgam of her first and middle names, and took the "Az" to be edgy. Livingston was raised primarily by her single mother; her father was gay, and Livingston describes the relationship between her parents as being "best friends". As a young child, she moved to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, where she later attended Nicolet High School. At age nine, Livingston began an interest in modeling after traveling with her father on vacation to Los Angeles, California, but according to Livingston, "I took a break when I was younger because it didn't pick up as much. I wanted to have a childhood." After graduating high school, Livingston attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater before dropping out after three semesters and moving to LA to further her career.
Livingston began her career as a runway model in Los Angeles and New York City. From 2009 to 2011, she appeared in many different magazines and participated in several fashion shows, including London Fashion Week and BET's Rip the Runway.
America's Next Top Model
In 2012, Livingston first came into the public eye as a participant in The CW program America's Next Top Model: British Invasion. She was noted for her tattoos and androgynous look. Despite her initial strength in the competition, including two first callouts, Livingston was eliminated in the sixth episode after her refusal to partake in the week's challenge. She placed ninth overall, and the season was later won by Sophie Sumner.
Livingston is currently signed to Bookings Models in London, England.
In 2009, Livingston appeared in the award-winning film. Precious. In 2010, she went on to appear on the television shows The Real Housewives of New York City and The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty. After her stint on Top Model, Livingston acquired a role on the gay television series, DTLA, which airs on OUTtv and Logo. Working alongside actresses Melanie Griffith and Sandra Bernhard, Livingston plays the role of Ricki, who is Griffith's girlfriend on the show. Of her breakthrough role, Livingston says, "Being a rookie with all-stars made me a little nervous, but I don't think I showed it."
Before embarking on her own solo career, Livingston started out as an extra in several music videos, including Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" and Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life". As of 2012, she is reportedly working on an album; her debut single "Morning Guarantee" was released in December 2012.
- Jerry Nunn. "Interview with AzMarie". Chicago.gopride.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
- Wiggins, Lori (21 April 2012). "AzMarie, ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant, to hit local runway". Midtown Raleigh News. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- Pat Cain. "AzMarie Livingston: Androgynous Model a Lesbian? (Photos)". Rightentertainment.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
- "AzMarie". Modelmayhem.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
- Chris Spargo. "AzMarie Livingston & Matthew Stephen Herrick Talk ‘DTLA’: Video". Newnownext.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
- "Catching up with AzMarie Livingston". Afterellen.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.