Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the Jersey-born singer best known as the prostie who boffed her way to infamy when her tryst with a socks-clad Eliot Spitzer led to his resignation, wrote a post on her MySpace blog this weekend thanking her fans. (Oh, did you not know she has fans? Well, she does.) "With all my heart, I love you guys!!! :)" Dupré wrote, and then offered a word for her detractors: "And to all the not so kind words … I love you too, because it makes me push myself and want it even more… 'Hard times don't last … only strong people.'" Wise, huh? She also reprinted some of her favorite inspirational quotes from fan letters, which made us think that if Dupré's singing career doesn't pan out, she may just have a self-help book on her hands. Some of our favorites, below.
"When you are destined to be a star, life has a way of taking you there … even when it doesn't at first appear to be a good thing."
Greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes and you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes, because only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
And our favorite:
WE MET A WHILE AGO BUT I KNOW U WONT REMEMBER. I THINK IT WAS CIPRIANI OR ONE OF THEM CLUBS DOWN THERE. IT WAS A QUICK CHAT BUT I REMEMBER U TELLIN ME U SANG AND I WAS INTERESTED BUT NEVER GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXCHANGE INFO TO LISTEN. NOW IM HEARING YOUR SONGS AND THEY ARE FIRE!!! I THINK U GOT WUT IT TAKES TO BREAK NEW POP GROUNDS. IM OFFICIALLY A FAN. DESPITE THE BS OF ALL THESE DUMB FUCKS TRYING TO KNOCK OUR HUSTLE, U STILL A STAR. WE ALL DO THINGS THAT MAKES PEOPLES JAW DROP BUT TO BE CRUCIFIED BY IT IS THE MOST HYPOCRITICAL THING THE MEDIAS ABOUT. LIKE U SAID, TAKE THIS AND GET STRONGER BY IT CUZ U ONLY GONNA BLOW UP FASTER. U GOT THE LANE OPEN NOW PUT IT IN 5TH GEAR STEP ON IT!
Seriously, "PUT IT IN 5TH GEAR STEP ON IT!" Can you imagine the T-shirt and coffee-mug opportunities here? Deepak Chopra would get blown away by this chick. Er, we didn't mean blown — um, never mind.
Ashley Alexandra Dupré [MySpace]