South Beach Tow's Christie Ashenoff on Tonight's Premiere, Producer Jennifer Lopez, and How To Avoid Getting Towed

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As Miami New Times has chronicled life in the Magic City through the years, we've made some enemies. We have busted police officers, spread the word on crooked politicians, and even called out one of the world's biggest bloggers.

The TruTV reality series South Beach Tow hasn't been safe from our scrutiny, either. When it hit the airwaves in July of 2011, we dubbed it "the worst reality show ever." But America's viewers do not agree. South Beach Tow is the second highest rated program on the network. (And this writer counts herself among its fans.)

So with the premiere of the show's new season tonight, we chatted with one of its biggest stars, Christie Ashenoff, who's hosting a meet-and-greet party at South Beach Tiki Bar tonight. You know her as the self-proclaimed "wildly tattooed daughter" who tells the drivers which cars to tow -- and who has the dubious pleasure of dealing with the irate drivers when they come to collect their vehicles. She told us about the worst incidents at Tremont Towing, addressed allegations that the show is scripted, and even talked a little trash about New Times. (We guess we had it coming.)

Cultist: I am shocked you were willing to talk to us after all the smack we talked about your show.
Christie Ashenoff: Hey, no worries. You guys might hate our show, but I love your paper. I actually check MiamiNewTimes.com daily. But let's be honest: How seriously can I take a site that wrote up the Real Housewives of Miami every day last week?

Touché. Let's get down to business: Did you grow up here in South Florida?
Yep, Miami Beach. I have been here my whole life. There's literally nowhere else I'd rather live. The culture, the people, the nightlife, everything; I love it here.

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I have to know -- How did South Beach Tow come about?
We towed Simon Fields, Jennifer Lopez's right hand man, and he was less than pleased with us over it. Like, really less than pleased. He tells us that a few days later a light bulb went off in his head that if he lost his mind, that everyone else must too. The rest is history.

Have you ever had the pleasure of meeting executive producer Jennifer Lopez?
I have not, but I'm hoping to. Her schedule is insane. The timing of our show, then her time on Idol,then touring with Enrique Iglesias. But she did invite us to her concert in Miami a few weeks ago and it was phenomenal.

How long have you worked at Tremont Towing?
Roughly nine years.


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17 comments
Angie P True Mob
Angie P True Mob

South Beach Tow is the best towing show, then Lizard Lick follows. Both are good shows that will have you in stitches.

C_L_Ash
C_L_Ash

@StaceyReneInk @trutv @cultistmiami in the words of my mother, WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?!?!?!?!

RobAshenoff
RobAshenoff

@CultistMiami @c_l_ash lmao!Trust when I say she can say the right words.As her brother her and I always have our words,then I insert foot!

Mar Lena
Mar Lena

yep, she got you guys...

RobAshenoff
RobAshenoff

@StacyLynnLondon @southbeachtow @c_l_ash @jlo @cultistmiami avoid getting towed??? How about read a sign!!! Hahaha

Myrantz
Myrantz

You forget the most important question ; how many times have you tell people you're from AAA?

Javaboi_Inc
Javaboi_Inc

@C_L_Ash @MiamiNewTimes @StaceyReneInk @SouthBeachTow @truTV Wow, that's awesome!

CultistMiami
CultistMiami

@C_L_Ash We never said we didn't deserve it. #HBIC4life

iamspicesugar
iamspicesugar

@StacyLynnLondon @SouthBeachTow @C_L_Ash @JLo @CultistMiami I love that show and am very pleased that it has made its return!!!!!!!!#Excited

capricornamber
capricornamber

@RobAshenoff @stacylynnlondon @LONEWOLF1953 @c_l_ash @Bernice_SBTow OH YEAH!!! :) #SouthBeachTow party tonight!!! :) It's been too long!!!

C_L_Ash
C_L_Ash

@Javaboi_Inc @miaminewtimes @staceyreneink @southbeachtow @trutv thank you kindly!!

C_L_Ash
C_L_Ash

@CultistMiami and that's just why you're my cup of tea!!! (or would my shot of colada work better??) lol

C_L_Ash
C_L_Ash

@iamspicesugar @stacylynnlondon @southbeachtow @jlo @cultistmiami us too!!!!!!!!

RobAshenoff
RobAshenoff

@capricornamber @stacylynnlondon @lonewolf1953 @c_l_ash @bernice_sbtow we know!!

Javaboi_Inc
Javaboi_Inc

@C_L_Ash @MiamiNewTimes @StaceyReneInk @SouthBeachTow @truTV No problem Christie, Awesome show!

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