Who is Wendy Fiore?
Wendy Fiore was born on 21 December 1983, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and is a former glamour model as well as a former social media personality. She is known through rising to fame on numerous social media platforms, including Instagram, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. She worked mainly as a glamour model, but retired from the career sometime in 2017.
The Net Worth of Wendy Fiore
As of early-2020, Wendy Fiore’s net worth is estimated to be over $500,000, earned largely through a successful career in modeling. During the peak of her career, she was estimated to be earning over $100,000 annually, with sponsored posts, modeling opportunities, and a fashion design business.
Since going quiet online, it is not known if she is still doing work that pays in the same capacity.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Wendy is of Polish and Italian descent, grew up in Chicago, raised Roman Catholic by her mother and stepfather. Her stepfather is politician Bud Asher who is known for being the mayor of Daytona Beach, Florida for most of the 1990s and early 2000s. Despite her stepfather’s fame, she mainly grew up away from the spotlight, primarily raised by her mother who was working in fashion design. Her stepfather at the time was still active in his career as a coach.
Growing up, she wanted to pursue a career in modeling, but was discouraged from pursuing her interest, so a lot of tension brewed within their household, leading her to leave home and move to New York to find opportunities on her own. It was during her time there that she established herself online, through the pseudonyms Wendy 4 and Party Girl, creating an account on MySpace.
MySpace was one of the first popular social media platforms in the US, and Wendy was one of the first models to aim for an online career, and quickly gained popularity for her attractive looks. One of her most noticeable features was her large breasts, which were measured at 32JJ.
She gained tens of thousands of followers on MySpace, and uploaded sensual photos which accentuated her looks, considerably increasing her popularity. Eventually, she started modeling for websites that featured glamour models including SportsByBrooks and ActionGirls.
With the advent of new platforms and the decreasing popularity of MySpace, Fiore then created accounts on other websites, particularly Instagram. She reflected her real name on her account there, and quickly gained over 500,000 followers in a short period, by releasing various photos taken from photo shoots and other albums. Her fame even led her to be featured by several online publications, and she even made guest appearances on radio programs.
She marketed herself as a strong woman, and was not afraid to express herself openly. However, things changed sometime in 2017 when she started becoming less active online. She eventually turned her Instagram private, and shut down all her online accounts, with no explanation as to why she did this.
Stepfather – Bud Asher
Bud Asher grew up in Atlanta, and following the completion of his high school education, he enlisted in the US Navy and served during World War II, serving as a pilot and in his service, he earned two Air Medals.
He became a part of a torpedo squadron, serving aboard the USS Bennington and USS Bunker Hill. His military career saw him battle in numerous fronts such as Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Palau, Guam, and the Philippines.
Following the end of the war, he returned home to complete his bachelor’s and a law degree from the University of Georgia. He practiced law until the 1950s when he explored a career as an American Football coach. He worked at Stetson University, while also managing several businesses in Florida including nightclubs, hotels, and motels.
During his career, he was noted for helping to popularize Daytona Beach as a prime destination for Spring Breakers, following a sudden surge of spring break attendees in Fort Lauderdale. His campaign to promote Daytona was highly successful, leading him to earn the nickname, Father of Springbreak.
Coaching and Politics – Bud Asher
While Asher was developing a strong career in politics, he also remained a coach for American Football for over six decades. He started as a high school coach, and after his stint at Stetson he also worked with Bethune-Cookman University.
Eventually, his coaching endeavors attracted professional teams, and he became a coach of the Jacksonville Sharks during the operation of the now-defunct World Football League.
He was noted for scouting various players who would find success in both college football and the National Football League (NFL), a skill which translated into a career as a talent scout in the NFL, working for teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders.
He was also a district judge, before becoming city commissioner in 1983, serving in that position for over 12 years until he was elected as mayor of Daytona Beach for eight years, re-elected three times before retiring. In the early-2010s, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and he passed away from the disease in his home in 2013. He is survived by his wife, children from a previous marriage, and his stepdaughter Wendy. His funeral was given full military honors.
During her online career, Fiore never entertained questions regarding her romantic life. She was single as far as is known during this time, and rumors even spread that she was interested in women but it was never confirmed.
Many of her fans believed that she stopped her career as a glamour model to settle down, starting a family and living life as a housewife. Others believe that she just slowly lost interest due to the ever-increasing stress and demands of her type of work, especially as she was aging. She shows no signs of returning to her online career in the near future.