Ashton also has an article appearing in the January issue of Harper's Bazaar, "Has Texting Killed Romance?" In this article, he discussed his own use of texting and how it affects his relationship with his wife. He says,"Sending sweet nothings on Twitter or Facebook is also fun. In some ways, it's no different than sending flowers to the office: You are declaring your love for everyone to see. Who doesn't like to be publicly adored?"
Ashton competed at IMTA in 1997 when he was awarded Most Sought After Male Model, which meant he had the most callback requests from the agents, managers and casting directors who were at IMTA scouting. Upon winning Most Sought After Male Model at the New York 1997 Convention, Ashton said: