Amy Shirley is an American television personality widely recognized for TruTV reality series, Lizard Lick Towing. She has been acknowledged as a multi-talented personality for pulling off her career as a reality star, weightlifter, entrepreneur, and a mortician.
Her bio: career before Lizard Lick Towing
Amy Shirley was born as Amy Lynn Vaughan on May 4, 1980, in Wake Forest, North Carolina. She was always an independent and outgoing woman since her early age. During her high school days, she took part in sports like aerobics, gymnastic, and cheerleading.
Amy has always been an immense cardio freak and conscious about fitness. She started powerlifting in 2002, and eventually met her husband, Ron Shirley, who also happened to be a powerlifter. After a couple of months of intense training, Ron encouraged Amy to participate in a push/pull meet scheduled to happen in South Carolina. After participating in her first show, she developed an obsession with the sport. Later, Amy went on to compete in other local contests and bagged two Junior World Records.
Amy officially tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Ron Shirley in 2004. Together, the couple shares four children, two boys - Alex, Gabe and two girls - Lexi, Maggie.
Has amassed huge net worth!
Ron and Amy started their towing business, Lizard Lick Towing, in 1998 with a single truck at disposal. In 10 years time, they managed to expand their business to 20 trucks and 15 employees.
Apparently, the show became a reality after a film crew came to scout some exciting prospect in the area in 2008. The crew met Amy and her husband and immediately realized they had the dynamics to make the show happen. The show officially aired on TruTV on February 7, 2011, as Lizard Lick Towing. The show followed the activities of the owners and the employees of the company as they strived to repossess things that have payments overdue all over North Carolina.
Although, the show was receiving excellent feedback from the viewers, it short-lived for only 3 years and ended on August 18, 2014. However, the last season received a lot of criticisms for adding unnecessary dramas. In one of the episodes, Amy was seen entering a boxing ring for an MMA style showdown against a displeased woman. But, the woman was arrested before the fight began, which led many of the viewers to accuse the show of being staged, and point out other instances of scripted drama.
Despite the early cut-short of the series, Amy and Ron revealed that they’re set to come up with another spin-off series of Lizard Lick Towing named Lick Life. The production of the series started in April 2016 and is expected to air on television by early 2018.
As the vice president of Lizard Lick Towing and part of the reality series, Amy has accomplished an incredible success throughout her career. Her success has helped her to accumulate enormous net worth of $4.5 million. As of early 2018, Amy is pursuing her college education in radiology.
Amy Shirley (born May 4, 1980) is a North Carolina native.
Her early interests in sports and fitness led to her active participation in cheerleading & aerobics during her high school days.
Following her passion for gymnastics, she rolled into powerlifting training where she met her husband, Ron Shirley.
It was Ron who had persuaded her on participating in a push/pull meet in South Carolina.
Eventually, she went to win two Junior World Records on powerlifting.
Amy and her husband initiated Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery, a repossession company in 1998.
After a network sent their crew for a full day camera work to capture their company's work, a show's contract was sanctioned.
The show aired on truTV from February 7, 2011 to August 18, 2014.
During the three years airing, the show was successful on entertaining the audience.
However, the ending season had some unnecessary spicing done with Amy's MMA involvement & fight stories.
Amy resides in Lizard Lick, in North Carolina with her husband and four children.
Married since 2004, the couple has two sons, Gabe Shirley and Alex Shirley and two daughters, Maggie and Lexi Shirley.
Amy has garnered a net worth of $4.5 million from her career as the Vice President of Lizard Lick Towing and reality star.
On May 4, 2017, Amy and her husband Ron revealed that a spin off of 'Lizard Lick,' named 'Lick Life' is coming in 2018.
Its production started in April 2016 and is expected to air in early 2018.
Amy has been seen promoting her Lizard Lick merchandise lately.
|Birthday||May 04, 1980|
|Age||37 Years Old|
|Children||Alex, Gabe, Lexi, and Maggie|
|Net Worth (USD)||$ 4,500,000 - Four Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars|