Ashy Bines. You be the judge
Who is Ashy Bines
Ashy Bines is a bikini model who has branched out into selling a diet and exercise programme. The 12 week bikini body challenge is said to be the most successful Australian health and fitness page on facebook. On July 3rd Channel 7s "Today Tonight" ran an article "Swimsuit Wonder Diet". Not to be outdone Nines "A Current Affair" ran a story titled "Bikini Diet Ripoff".
The channel nine story was supposedly run in response to a number of letters from disgruntled clients. The chance to put out a spoiler on a channel 7 article apparently never occurred to ACA but that is another story. Ashy Bines is interviewed in the Today Tonight piece but refused to appear on ACA. This prompts another question was she paid for the interview? Again another story for another page.
The customers ACA interviewed claimed that written material was unprofessional and did not include a diet or menu plan. The plan promised 24hr expert support but users were merely referred to the Ashy Bines facebook page.
One of the disgruntled clients Tara put up an anti Ashy page: Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge = Waste of $ likes of this page have jumped to 8,280 from around 3,000 when TT & ACA aired their reports. Tara also claims to have been harassed and threatened by Ashy's fiancé Steven Evans.
A number of copycat anti Ashy sites are appearing on face book. Many of them are distasteful, insulting and slanderous. Undoubtedly content such as that is the downside for anyone seeking internet fame or notoriety.
I have my opinions on this issue but will keep them to myself for the time being. I would encourage you the reader to decide by reading the material in the linked pages and voting in the poll attached.