<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - 1st Look]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/feature/1st-look http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usMon, 24 Jul 2017 19:56:45 -0500Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:56:45 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: Exclusive Look at What's to Come]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3333_CULTURE+VULTURE_SOUTH+KOREA_WEB.jpg

Guest host Jonathan Bennett gets a lesson in Korean culture at host city for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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<![CDATA[Experience the Magical Wonders of Estado de Mexico]]> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3333_CULTURE+VULTURE_ESTADO+DE+MEXICO_WEB.jpg

Jax Tranchida explores the history, natural wonders, cuisine and culture of Estado de Mexico.

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<![CDATA[Chicago's Irish Pride Steps Up]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:36:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3333_CULTURE+VULTURE_TRINITY+IRISH+DANCE_WEB.jpg

Ever wondered what life is like in a professional dance company? Ashley heads to Chicago to hang out with the Trinity Irish Dance Company, and gets a crash course to step in time, hard-shoe style.

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<![CDATA[Raising the Bar on Agriculture With Vertical Farming]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:35:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3333_CULTURE+VULTURE_INDOOR+VERTICAL+FARMING_WEB.jpg

Ashley discovers a completely different way of farming at Green Sense Farms and makes some fresh Italian food at Eataly in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Full Episode: Culture Vulture]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:35:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/EFLK3333H_WEB.jpg

1st Look is showing off the cultures of the world from the ground up! Featuring special guest host Jax Tranchida in Estado de Mexico and Jonathan Bennett in Pyeongchang.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend: Culture Vulture]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:27:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3333_WEB_PROMO.png

Culture can come in all shapes and sizes, whether it's dance, food or the land itself. Come with 1st Look and take a look at the cultures of Irish dance, vertical farming and the lands of South Korea and Mexico!

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<![CDATA[Full Episode: NY vs LA]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3332_NYvsLA_WEB.jpg

The coasts are ready and the stage is set. It's an all out fight for superiority as Ashley tries out the best yoga, pizza, and burlesque New York and Los Angeles have to offer. Don't forget your boxing gloves because this one is going to get dirty!

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<![CDATA[Ashley Takes a Shot at Being a Paparazzo for the Day]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3332_NYvsLA_Paparazzi_WEB.jpg

Ashley joins 30 year veteran of NYC celebrity photographer Bobby Bank for a day of photography-stalking celebrity fun all around Manhattan. In search of that perfect shot far from the Hollywood glitz and glamour, Ashley will learn the ways of the NYC paparazzo world from one of its true legends.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Learns the Yogi Way From Rap Mogul Russell Simmons]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3332_NYvsLA_Yoga_WEB.jpg

Ashley is finally back in LA after flying all over the country on crazy adventures, and she could use some relaxation training! Surprisingly it’s coming from a living legend who was born and raised on the mean streets of Queens NY: hip hop and fashion mogul Russell Simmons. Ashley visits his new, fully immersive yoga studio, Tantris, in West Hollywood, California.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Dances the Night Away With the Dollface Dames Burlesque Troupe]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3332_NYvsLA_Burlesque_WEB.jpg

Ashley sashays into the exploding world of LA burlesque and jumps on stage with the Dollface Dames and troupe founder Lola Boutee. Ashley's deep delve into the art of burlesque is only complete after choreography, costuming and the inhabiting of a persona which culminates in a live performance with her new Dollface besties. With this foray into Los Angeles' blossoming burlesque scene, who says NYC has all the hottest nightclub acts?

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<![CDATA[Ashley Searches NYC for the Secret to Its Legendary Pizza Tradition]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3332_NYvsLA_PizzaPizza_WEB.jpg

Ashley sets out to discover what the big deal is with New York pizza and joins pizza expert Scott Weiner (aka NY Pizza Guy) to explore pizza traditions both old and new.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend: NY vs LA]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 15:58:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3332_NYvsLA_PROMO_WEB.jpg

Who has better pizza? Who sweats harder in yoga? Who snaps the better celeb photos? It's a fight this weekend as Ashley sets out to see who rules the coast -- NY or LA. Catch it after SNL's season finale hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson only on NBC!

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<![CDATA[Full Episode: Mama's Cooking]]> Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/EFLK3331H_WEB.jpg

Food is flavor, but more so than anything, food is family. And when Mama's cooking, we're eating. Celebrating all things mom, "1st Look" is headed into the kitchen with the culinary gatekeepers... Mom.

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<![CDATA[Getting Culinary Schooled by Mom]]> Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3331_MAMAS+COOKING_Js+KITCHEN+CULINARY+INCUBATOR_WEB.jpg

So you make the meanest mac and cheese? Incredible eggs? The best côte de bœuf the world's ever tasted? Well good for you. That doesn't mean you're ready to open your own restaurant. That is until you enroll and graduate from J’s Kitchen Culinary Incubator. Ashley spends the day getting a crash course in building a successful restaurant business, from business icon Jonnetta Patton... a.k.a. Usher’s mom.

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<![CDATA[Getting Saucy with Mommy Choi]]> Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3331_MAMAS+COOKING_MOMMY+CHOI_WEB.jpg

If you’re an Angeleno, a foodie, or into pop culture, then you’re well aware of Roy Choi, founder of the Kogi Korean taco truck, A-Frame, Sunny Spot, and Pot at the Line Hotel. The restaurateur known as Papi Chulo is everywhere, except in his mother’s kitchen. Ashley spends the day with Roy’s mother, Mommy Choi, learning both about authentic Korean and American cooking staples while using Mommy’s newly launched brand of cooking sauces, Mommy Sauce, as the magic ingredient.

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<![CDATA[Grandma's Cooking in Staten Island]]> Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3331_MAMAS+COOKING_NONNAS_WEB.jpg

There's something familiar about the flavors coming out of the Enoteca Maria kitchen... and that’s because nonnas are cooking them. Grandmothers from all across the world converge at this Staten Island restaurant and share their cultural knowledge through food. Ashley is jumping in on the action, first with a one-on-one cooking lesson at “Nonnas in Training,” and then joining several other nonnas for a traditional Bulgarian feast.

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<![CDATA[The Boston Tiger Mama Feeds Her Cubs]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:17:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3331_MAMAS+COOKING_TIGER+MAMA_WEB.jpg

Boston is all about family and Top Chef alum Tiffani Faison is the tiger mama in her Beantown restaurant that bears that very name. And while what’s on the menu at Tiger Mama is not to be missed, it’s all about the family meal being served between Tiffani’s tight-knit staff that keeps her restaurant running.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend: Mama's Cooking]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 11:38:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3331_WEB_PROMO.jpg

1st Look is celebrating the best cooks in the world. The ones that made cookies to bring a smile to your face, cooked soup to make you feel better and would always cut the crusts off your sandwich. We're celebrating mamas everywhere this Mother's Day and getting into the kitchen and cooking it up with mama! After an all new SNL hosted by Melissa McCarthy.

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<![CDATA[Full Episode: Destination Philadelphia]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EFLK3330_DEST_PHILLY_WEB.jpg

Philadelphia isn't just the city of brotherly love. It isn't just the place this country was founded. It isn't just our countries first capital. This city is thriving, fun, vibrant and hungry to show you all it has to offer! Come and join guest host George Oliphant as he travels through Philly's streets and finds all of the culture, history and new life that is being breathed into this countries most historically significant city.

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<![CDATA[Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook Treat George to a Taste of Philly's Food Scene]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3330_PHILLY_FOODTOUR_WEB.jpg

After sampling some local favorites at Reading Terminal Market, George heads with Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook to their hit restaurant, Abe Fisher, to cook a traditonal Jewish dish. But before their dish is done, the guys stop by Rooster Soup Co. to get in a quick appetizer before their main course.

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<![CDATA[George Experiences the Secrets and Surprises of America's First Capital, Philadelphia]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3330_PHILLY_SURPRISES_WEB.jpg

Philly is a city full of surprises that will take you through from day to night. From early morning rowing at the Bachelors Barge Club to wandering the afternoon through the insane amount of murals put up by Mural Arts Philadelphia to the Night Skies event at the Franklin Institute, George is getting a chance to really explore the hidden gems of Philadelphia. 

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<![CDATA[George Time Travels to Colonial Philadelphia to Sample the Ale]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3330_PHILLY_TIPPLER_WEB.jpg

George heads to the 18th century on a Tippler's Tour of Philly and stops at National Mechanics, The Victoria Freehouse and City Tavern to learn how Philadelphia was at the forefront of brewing in America.

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<![CDATA[George Tackles Brunch With a Gluttonous Tour of Philly's Best Restaurants]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3330_PHILLY_BRUNCH_WEB.jpg

George visits Philly brunch staples La Colombe, Noord, and Honey Sit N Eat. He pours himself a draft latte, waits in the extensive lines, eats a variety of cuisines, and learns about the BYOB scene of Philadelphia.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend: Destination Philadelphia]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 13:36:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3330_DEST_PHILLY_PROMO_WEB.jpg

Come to the city of brotherly love with special guest host George Oliphant! Stay overnight and taste Philadelphia's amazing cuisine, see it's historical architecture and revel in its beauty. All this and more after an all new SNL hosted by Chris Pine.

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<![CDATA[Full Episode: Kick off to the Triple Crown]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/EFLK3329H_WEB.png

Ashley travels to Kentucky to see what it takes to keep the greatest four-foot athletes healthy. Then learns and tastes Kentucky's favorite spirit before sewing some luck into a jockey silk. Featuring special guest host Jax Tranchida spending a day with Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza at Santa Anita Park, come and kick off Triple Crown season with 1st Look!

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<![CDATA[Jax Tranchida Meets Triple Crown Winning Jockey Victor Espinoza]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3329_KICK+OFF+TO+THE+TRIPLE+CROWN_VICTOR+ESPINOZA_WEB.png

Who can give a better look at the world of horse racing than the man who most recently reached the pinnacle? Enter Victor Espinoza, with over 3,000 wins, 20,000 races and one for the history books. The only man since 1978 to win the Triple Crown and the only Latino, no one deserves to be a part of this show more than Victor. And our own Jax Tranchida heads to Santa Anita Park to meet the man that led American Pharoah to Triple Crown glory.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Learns How to Give a Wild Pedicure Before Derby Day]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/215*120/1LK_3329_KICK+OFF+TO+THE+TRIPLE+CROWN_FARRIER_WEB.png

Ashley learns what it takes to get these Triple Crown hopeful's hooves ready for race season.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Makes Jefferson Bourbon for Her Derby Drink]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3329_KICK+OFF+TO+THE+TRIPLE+CROWN_KENTUCKY+BOURBON_WEB.png

The mint julep, Kentucky's drink of the Derby, would be nowhere without the Kentucky barrel-aged bourbon. Come take a look as Ashley sees the distilling process up close at Kentucky's own Jefferson's Bourbon.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Stitches Some Luck Into a Jockey Silk]]> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3329_KICK+OFF+TO+THE+TRIPLE+CROWN_SILKS_WEB.png

The uniform of a jockey is a cornucopia of color and design with aerodynamicy being the main goal. And only in New York do we find two sisters, Antionette Brocklebank and Anna Marie Miceli, who have combined to make some of the winningest silks in horse racing history. Ashley travels to Antionette's home and lends a hand to hopefully make another Triple Crown winner.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend: Kick off the Triple Crown]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:51:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3329_WEB_PROMO.png 1st Look is kicking off the Triple Crown this weekend! Ashley is getting ready for race season by making horseshoes, drinking bourbon and sewing some jockey silks. With special guest host Jax Tranchida and recent Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza, check it out after SNL on NBC!]]> <![CDATA[Full Episode: Subcultures]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EFLK3328_SUBCULTURE_WEB.jpg

In an age where pop culture can get pretty old, it's the subcultures that keep life interesting. So come with Ashley as she dives into the world of the Jedi, the wizard, the rockabilly and the Lolita to find what makes each so special to those who practice it.

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<![CDATA[The Force Awakens Within Ashley Roberts]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3328_SUBCULTURE_Jediism_WEB.jpg

Jediism is a religious movement where its followers live their lives according to the principles of Jediism. Ashley meets Opie Macleod, a real-life Jedi who will teach her the ways of The Force and some Jedi-based meditation practices. Ashley and Opie then join the Saber Guild for a lesson in lightsaber work before taking part in a choreographed performance with the group.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Enters the Wizarding World for Wizard 101]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3328_SUBCULTURE_Wizardy_WEB.jpg

Ashley adds a touch of magic to her life and gets tutored in the art of wizardry.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Gets a Taste of Japanese Street Fashion in ATL]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3328_SUBCULTURE_Lolita_WEB.jpg

Ashley joins the Lolita community in Atlanta for a spot of afternoon tea. After being transformed into a Lolita herself, she then takes to the streets to see what the public thinks of her new look.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Rocks the Night Away 50s Style]]> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3328_SUBCULTURE_Rockabilly_WEB.jpg

From retro wardrobes to vintage digs, Ashley meets people who live and breath the 1950s.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend: Subcultures]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:23:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3328_SUBCULTURE_PROMO_WEB.jpg

As the old saying goes, what makes you different makes you beautiful. So this weekend Ashley is shining a spotlight on those truly unique communities and channeling the fifties, practicing magic and awakening the force. Saturday after an all new SNL hosted by Jimmy Fallon!

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<![CDATA[Full Episode: Whiz Kids]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/EFLK3327H_WEB.png

Children are the future scientists, architects and leaders of the world, but it usually takes time for those qualities to shine through. Not true of these whiz kids! See the future chefs, golfers, musicians and red carpet stars before they make it big!

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<![CDATA[Ashley Gets Burned by Some of the Youngest Chef's in Town]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_WHIZ+KIDS_CHILD+CHEF_WEB.png

Ashley is a nightmare in the kitchen, so she's enlisting the help of Estie Kung, a nine-year-old chef from "Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown." After getting a quick lesson, Ashley is put to the ultimate test by going head-to-head with another chef from Estie's show, Holden Dahlerbruch. Can Ashley pull it off or will her dish get 86'd?

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<![CDATA[Ashley Meets the Next Generation of Golf's Greatests]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_WHIZ+KIDS_GOLF_WEB1.png

Golf is back in a big way. Being in the 2016 Summer Olympics, gaining a worldwide audience and having some of the biggest names in sports has driven golf to the forefront of the sporting world. Ashley meets the next generation of golf superstars and gets a crash course in the rules of golf.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Raps With One of Hip Hop's Youngest Stars]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_WHIZ+KIDS_CHILD+RAPPER_WEB.png

Ashley heads to Hotlanta to meet one of the newest and youngest hip hop artists on the scene, Taeler Monè. Ashley brings her pop knowledge to the table as they team up for a new song..

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<![CDATA[Ashley Walks the Red Carpet With the Stars of Tomorrow]]> Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_WHIZ+KIDS_TODDLEWOOD_WEB.png

Toddlewood transforms kids into superstar celebrities. After casting a miniature version of herself, Ashley and her mini-me have their hair and makeup done before strutting their stuff on the red carpet.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend: Whiz Kids]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:29:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_3327_WEB_PROMO.png

Do you remember those gifted kids in school? Or hearing about the 10 year old that just graduated from college? Those are just some examples of whiz kids and 1st Look is taking you to meet the next chefs, professional golfers, music moguls and red carpet walkers. Saturday after an all new SNL hosted by Louis C.K.!

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<![CDATA[Full Episode: Ashley 101]]> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EFLK3326_WEB.jpg

We're going back in 1st Look history and taking a look at all of Ashley's firsts. From playing dress up, getting physical, conquering fears and mastering love, this show is taking you back to Ashley 101.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Shows off Her Favorite Dress up Moments With Some Help From Elvis and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars]]> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EFLK3326_ASHLEY_101_Elvis_RuPaul.jpg

Ashley dons the duds of the King himself and gets a behind-the-scenes look at the art of drag lead by RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty, Alaska, Detox and Ginger Minj in two of her favorite dress up segments.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Retells Her First Time in the Ring With Miesha Tate]]> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EFLK3326_ASHLEY_101_MMA.jpg

Ashley looks back on being a Mixed Martial Artist with UFC bantamweight fighter Miesha Tate.

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<![CDATA[Ashley's Scariest Moment on the Show: Stand-Up Comedy]]> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EFLK3326_ASHLEY_101_StandUpComedy.jpg

Ashley feels the fear yet again as she braves the hisses and boos of the stand-up comedy stage at the world-renowned Laugh Factory on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip.

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<![CDATA[Ashley's First Date on 1st Look With Noah Neiman]]> Sun, 02 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EFLK3326_ASHLEY_101_SurvivalCamp.jpg

Ashley looks back on her date with Noah Neiman of Bravo's "Work Out New York" and how well they survived as a team when faced with the challenges that were presented by North Camp Survival School.

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<![CDATA[This Weekend: Ashley 101]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:11:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1LK_3326_ASHLEY_101_PROMO_WEB.jpg

This weekend we are taking a look back at some of Ashley's firsts! So put on your makeup, jump in the octogon, find a date and hop on stage with Ashley as she fondly remembers each of her firsts on 1st Look.

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<![CDATA[Full Episode: Girl Power]]> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 01:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/NEW_EFLK3325H_WEB.png

 The power of women can be seen everywhere today. Women are entrepreneurs, musicians, fitness instructors or even mermaids. Join Ashley as she embraces her womanhood and finds her own empowerment through fitness, dance, drinks and dress.

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<![CDATA[Ashley Works the Pole With "The Diva" Roslyn Mays]]> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 01:00:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/1LK_GIRL+POWER_POLE+DIVA_WEB.png

Certified fitness instructor Rosyln Mays is changing the face of pole dancing by teaching this incredibly difficult and athletic art form to women of all shapes and sizes. Ashley is working the pole in this segment of "1st Look."

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