Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland                                          



Date: Monday, December 10, 2018                                                                  



contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary


City of Chester to Honor Miss Ashley Stewart 2018 During Council Meeting


WHAT: Chester City Councilmembers will honor Tiffany Gosa-Flamer “Miss Ashley Stewart 2018” on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00pm during the City of Chester’s regularly scheduled Council Meeting.


Gosa-Flamer, 34, a Chester native was crowned Miss Ashley Stewart 2018 back in September of 2018 after competing in the nationally recognized fashion brand’s Finding Miss Ashley Stewart contest.


Currently, Gosa-Flamer is a teacher at Chester Charter School for the Arts. 


Chester City Councilmembers will present Gosa-Flamer with the city’s

“Chester Makes Chester” Award and a proclamation. 


WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00pm 


WHO:   Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Chester City Councilmembers


WHERE:  Chester City Hall (Council Chambers)

                1 Fourth Street  

                Chester, PA 19013





Chester Makes Chester Award:

The Chester Makes Chester Award is annually presented to 3-4 Chester residents who

embody Chester pride.  The recipients are chosen by city officials for their personal

accomplishments as well as their commitment to bettering the community. Past recipients

have included Bilal Nichols, who was drafted to the Chicago Bears, NBA Veteran Jameer

Nelson, and nationally-recognized music producer Orlando “Jahlil Beats” Tucker.


Finding Miss Ashley Stewart:

Finding Ashley Stewart 2018 stopped in multiple cities across the country, identifying

regional winners in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Harlem, Philadelphia, Richmond

and through an online contest. Each stop included a fashion show, a sip n’ shop experience

and a search for the "diva" who embodies Ashley Stewart and everything the brand stands

for: kindness, perseverance, resilience, confidence and empowerment. 17,000 digital

entries and one million votes were cast before the winner was ultimately crowned at the

event and won a $10,000 prize package, a new Ashley Stewart wardrobe, makeover, tour-

sponsored gift prizes, a photo shoot, and participation in features across Ashley Stewart

media platforms for one year.


Finding Ashley Stewart is sponsored by Creme of Nature, with additional financial and

marketing support from JP Morgan Chase, Facebook, Salesforce, Lyft, Verizon, Dotcom

Distribution, RetailMeNot, and more.


About Ashley Stewart:

Ashley Stewart is a global fashion and lifestyle brand that has propelled itself to be on the vanguard of social commerce.

Since its founding in 1991 in Brooklyn, New York, Ashley Stewart has always stood for uncompromising style, fashion,

confidence & empowerment for the woman who flaunts her curves. Today, Ashley Stewart offers the hottest looks with

89 stores across the United States, a leading and global  e-commerce presence at, a powerful

social media presence @byashleystewart and a growing multimedia and events arm at AshleyTV. Every year, through

the Finding Ashley Stewart Tour, Ashley Stewart traverses the country looking to recognize women who embody the

ideals of the Ashley Stewart women:  kindness, resilience, confidence, community and fashion. Through #ASGives,

Ashley Stewart engages in programs such as the #AshleyCollegeTour to make long-term investments into the

communities that have supported the brand for close to 30 years.