The Ashley Tisdale Files
Ashley Tisdale, 23, is an actress, singer and television producer. The High School Musical starlet revealed that the Disney Channel approached her to produce a TV show based on her life.
And why not? After all, it’s been quite a life. Ashley broke into showbiz at the tender age of 11, when she provided voice work for the 1995 Japanese film Mimi wo sumaseba. From there, the New Jersey native made a series of guest appearances on such shows as Seventh Heaven, Beverly Hills 90210, The Geena Davis Show, Boston Public, Charmed, Malcolm In The Middle, George Lopez and Still Standing.
Just four years ago, she made her first appearance as Maddie Fitzpatrick on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Since then she has appeared in over 30 episodes of the Disney hit.
So what’s her secret? Celebuzz digs up the dish on how to live like The Tiz!
Ashley’s luxurious locks are her signature. One of the key advantages to her long, lush hair is that she’s able to wear different styles—from up to down, straight to texturized. She also considers her hair to be the greatest fashion accessory in her arsenal, and has been spotted instantly changing her locks with what appears to be clip-in hair extensions.
To achieve her look, separate hair strands into 1-to-2″ sections and use a large-barrel curling iron on the ends of the strands to create soft, loose waves and curls. Use large electric curlers to add overall bend and waves to the entire head of hair. After the new curls have cooled, finish with a spritz of hairspray. Gently arrange strands and break up the curls with your finger.
Ashley struggles to make time for the gym—and has struggled to adopt an athletic lifestyle. She told Shape magazine that hitting the gym “felt like torture” in the magazine’s January issue. Since suffering a back injury on the set of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and discovering her family’s history of diabetes, Tisdale realized it was time to make a few changes in her life—starting with her attitude.
“Now before I work out,” she says, “I think, ‘I love exercise’—and it works.” But her secret weapon is working with a trainer—a cute one at that! Los Angeles-based trainer Christopher Hebert has her do an hour-long workout three or four days a week. It consists of 30 minutes on the elliptical machine and 30 minutes of weight training and core exercises to support and strengthen her back muscles.