Ashley Golebiewski is a 20 year-old student attending Central Connecticut State University and pursuing a major in Finance with a minor in Communications. Ashley grew up in a bilingual family; her first language was Polish, so as a child it was a challenge for her to speak English. While in the ESOL program she pushed herself to learn English by seeking extra help and continually working on improving her language skills. With hard work and determination, she achieved honors in high school and became the first person in her family to attend college.
As a child of Polish immigrants she was physically and emotionally bullied. From this experience, Ashley became an advocate for an international anti-bullying organization. Through this work, she wants to share with people of all ages that it’s important to believe in yourself and love who you are including all of your imperfections because they are what make you unique.
Ashley believes one of her strongest talents is her ability to make people feel comfortable. Though some may not consider this trait a talent, she thinks it’s important to be able to make those around you feel comfortable and safe and not everyone is blessed with the skill to do so.
Two charities dear to Ashley’s heart include, “Strike Out Epilepsy” which is a fundraiser that invites bowlers from all over Connecticut in every age range to bowl in support of curing epilepsy. Also, the “Fight for Air Climb” in Hartford, was another charity Ashley enjoys working with. The Fight for Air Climb supports the American Lung Association.
A couple of interesting facts about Miss Connecticut USA 2015 are:
1. Ashley is a Certified Personal Trainer and enjoys high-intensity cardio workouts such as kickboxing and weight training.
2. Ashley enjoys giving back to the community and is very involved with her church volunteer work which includes helping the homeless and visiting the elderly.
Ashley Golebiewski represented Connecticut in the 2015 Miss USA pageant that was seen LIVE from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, July 12th at 8/7c on the REELZ Network and webcast live at www.missusa.com. The show was held at The Baton Rouge River Center.
The Miss Connecticut USA pageant is produced independently by Pageant Associates (Sanders & Associates, Inc.), under license from Miss Universe LP, L.L.L.P., which is a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture.
For more information about Miss USA visit www.missusa.com. For information about booking an appearance by Ashley Golebiewski, Miss Connecticut USA 2015, contact Francesca Davis, Titleholder Manager, at FrancescaMD@pageantassociates.com.
The remainder of the “Top 5” at the 2015 Pageant included: First Runner-up Amaryllis Rodriguez of Manchester; Second Runner-up Tiffany Teixeira of Bridgeport; Third Runner-up Brittany Capozziello of Fairfield and Fourth Runner-up Samantha Sojka of East Granbury.
The Semi-finalists were: Hillary Scoville of Newington; Nikki Delventhal of Fairfield; Sydney Datcher of Simsbury; Linley Seip of Wethersfield; Azria Roundtree of Cheshire.
Brittany Capozziello was named Miss Photogenic, and Charnelle Beasley of New London was voted Miss Congeniality.