She mentioned: “Someone told me that within the stage of me as a woman that I shouldn’t be sexy and I’m like ‘f**k off’.
“Magic Mike comes on and everybody loves it however girls do it and we’re referred to as prostitutes.”
And Ashley insisted the group – which also includes Nicole Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar, Kimberly Wyatt and Jessica Sutta – don’t care about their critics as they have “nothing to show” and just want to have a good time together.
Speaking to accompany a photoshoot with Rankin and social network Vero, she said: “I need to embrace the incontrovertible fact that I’m a girl getting to return out with my women as that typically does not occur.
“We have nothing to prove we just want to go out there and have some fun again. I want to be sexy when I’m like 90!”
Her bandmate Nicole, 41, hopes the group’s sexy image can encourage different girls and inspired them to be a part of collectively as an alternative of criticising each other.
She mentioned: “The sexiness comes from a place of confidence. The intention behind everything we do is to inspire other women, but ultimately anyone who resonates with what we do.
“There is one thing extremely highly effective about proudly owning your area and being unapologetically you. Female empowerment is not criticising and tearing one another down, it is encouraging females to discover themselves and personal it. It’s about the intention opposed to the consideration.”