Ashley Alexandra Dupre, AKA “Kristen,” came to New York City to pursue a career in music. While waiting for her big break in music, the she followed a different profession, eventually coming in contact with New York governor Eliot Spitzer.
Now the young woman is enjoying her fifteen minutes of fame. Her MySpace page has received millions of hits. Her name was the number one query on Google on March 12. It was number two on Yahoo search. People are selling Ashley Dupre T-shirts. Facebook groups have come out to support her. One says, “I want Ashley Alexandra Dupre in the oval office!” It doesn’t specify just what role Miss Dupre would be expected to play in the oval office.
Now a well-known publisher is offering her a million dollars to pose for his magazine. Larry Flynt, publisher of “Hustler” magazine will pay Ashley a million dollars to pose. "It will be something that will very tastefully done," the publisher said. That goes without saying. We would expect nothing less than good taste from a magazine like “Hustler.”
All that publicity creates golden opportunities for the young woman from New Jersey: a music career perhaps, talk shows, maybe a ghost-written book, politics even. It just goes to show: If you have contacts with powerful men like New York governor Eliot Spitzer, all kinds of doors open for you.