Out-N-About From The UK to The US - Alison Ward
Alison is originally from the UK, but moved stateside after finishing university because she had secured her first paid performing gig in Los Angeles. Ever since, she’s fallen in love with performing and touring around the world; you may have seen her as a cast member of the West End show ABBAmania in 2010, or at Las
Vegas’ NY NY Hotel and Casino, or as a headline singer on major cruise lines all around the world! When not performing, Alison is hosting events, modeling and spending time with her family and fur babies in sunny Las Vegas. Living and working in the fabulous city of Las Vegas is a dream come true. Coming in at six feet tall, it was destiny for Alison to become a famous Las Vegas Showgirl! Even after being here for the past nine years, she still gets goosebumps passing by the famous Bellagio fountains.
"created her own YouTube show called ‘Out-N-About with Ali' "
In the last year Alison has created her own YouTube show called ‘Out-N-About with Ali’, where she takes you along on adventures while showcasing the hidden gems and hotspots of Las Vegas. It’s not just the main attractions, like the Mayfair Supper
Club, that make Vegas a top tourist destination; it’s those “off the beaten path” kind of stops that make it all the more alluring! Mount Charleston is a must-do for hiking in the spring or playing in the snow in the winter! Lake Mead is another one of Las Vegas’ natural wonders that you just can’t miss. After the sun goes down behind the mountains, join Alison at one of her fave hang outs and grab a Lychee Martini or, her favorite, Veuve Clicquot Champagne at JING Las Vegas.
"thrilled to finally meet Richard Branson"
More recently, Alison was honored and excited to be involved in the grand opening of the new Virgin Hotel Las Vegas, and even more thrilled to finally meet Richard Branson! She is very much involved in the British Expat community here and loves to represent her fellow Brits in Las Vegas.
Alison is so happy to finally see the Las Vegas lights sparkling bright once again and she hopes to see you at one of her #MustTry, #TopTip, #Hotspots in the Fabulous Las Vegas! You can follow her and check out her YouTube channel for advice on where to go and what to do in #VEGASBABY!
And what we all wait for... the "20+ QUESTIONS"!
STACY: How long have you lived in the Las Vegas area?
ALI: 9 years - i will never forget the day - i arrived May 1st 2012
STACY: Are you Married?
ALI: yes - but our wedding has been cancelled twice because of covid but officially our wedding will take place June 2022
STACY: Do you have any Kids? If so, what are their Ages?
ALI: Yes - 2 fur babies, Ivy and Bobbie
STACY: Do you own any other homes or properties? where?
ALI: NO - Just my Vegas house.
STACY: Tell me a little bit about where you grew up? (city, town, neighborhood)
ALI: Liverpool, UK - 2 minutes from famous Penny Lane and my parents still live in the house i grew up.
STACY: Did you attend College? What was the name of your School? Do you have any Pictures?
ALI: After school i went onto Leeds University to complete my BSc in mathematics
STACY: What brought you to Las Vegas?
ALI: A show as a lead singer at NY NY- i auditioned in London and 17 days later i started rehearsals in Las Vegas for a new show.
STACY: Do you have Pets? What? (dog, cat, iguana, pig) names?
ALI: 2 dogs - Ivy and Bobbie
STACY: Are you a business owner? What is your business?
ALI: Myself!!! As a performer and Creator of ‘Out-N-About with Ali’
STACY: What do you do for work?
ALI: Singer, Host, youtuber, performer, and full time dog mom.
STACY: Do you have any hobbies?
ALI: travelling, vacations with my family, exploring Vegas and WINE
STACY: Tell me something that people/friends may not know about you? Do you have a weird talent?
ALI: One of many talents is that I can talk - A LOT but most my friends already know that
STACY: Do you have any unusual traits?
ALI: I can’t sleep with a tiny bit of light - I take my sleeping mask everywhere I go
STACY: What is your favorite Food? Weirdest food you ever ate? Favorite Vegas Restaurant?
ALI: Thai - we live really close to Archis Thai so its amazing. Kangaroo?? pretty strange and chewy. But I love exploring all vegas restaurants - we are so blessed to live so close to so many amazing spots.
STACY: What is your favorite Cocktail?
ALI: A lychee martini @ JING
STACY: Who is your favorite Sports Team(s)?
ALI: Liverpool football club and GVK
STACY: Do you have a favorite car?
ALI: my 1st ever car i bought at 16 - a ford fiesta
STACY: Tell me a little bit about your life growing up?
ALI: I started singing at 4 and was on stage in pantomimes in the UK from the age of 5 and attended dance school where i fell in love with performing.
STACY: Who is your mentor?
ALI: I have definitely followed in my mum and older sisters footsteps - they are both singers, and help me with most my decisions when creating shows or ideas.
STACY: If you had a Super Power, what would it be?
ALI: To be invisible - (A FLY ON THE WALL) an scare ppl
STACY: Who is your Super Hero?
ALI: Wander Woman
STACY: What is the best job you ever had?
ALI: Being a mummy to my fur babies - it’s the best job in the world.
STACY: What was the last gift you gave someone?
ALI: Champagne - like me my friends like Bubbles
STACY: If you won a $10 million dollar Wheel of Fortune Jackpot, what would you do with the money?
ALI: Invest - and maybe a fabulous pair of shoes.
STACY: If you had to pick the next implosion of a casino, which one would you pick? Why?
ALI: circus circus - that place is OLDDDDD
STACY: What do you wear to bed?
STACY: What is one thing on your Bucket List?
ALI: to go to the giraffe hotel in Kenya
STACY: Toilet paper over or under?
ALI: over 100000%
STACY: Have you ever been arrested?
STACY: Can you make your armpit fart?
ALI: I just tried for the 1st time and apparently not, lol
STACY: Do you speak another language?
ALI: i learned spanish and french from a young age but would not say i’ve remembered half of it
STACY: What is the weirdest thing you ever wore?
ALI: a chicken suit - for a party in University
STACY: Do you gamble? What is your jam? ALi - sometimes - i love roulette and poker - we even own a full sized poker table at home - that definitely got used during lockdown a lot.
STACY: If I looked in your refrigerator, what would I find?
ALI: champagne and the basics, milk eggs, butter, condiments - the weirdest thing - probably lychee’s (for my martinis)
STACY: If you were offered to be on a reality show which one would you choose?
ALI: Anyone that travels the world - id be up for exploring 100%
STACY: How many pairs of shoes do you own?
ALI: 64 (wow i didn’t realise i owned that many)
A special shout-out to Dan Burke @BritishTaxi - for being so gracious to allow Ali to use one if his 13 British Taxi Cabs for the photoshoot. Dan also showed one off at the Virgin Hotel grand opening. You can rent a taxi from his fleet or just admire them here:
Out-N-About with Ali
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