There are models, and then there are models of modelling. Matt Harvey’s girlfriend Asha Leo falls into the latter category- an exclusive club reserved for those who run the modern fashionista gamut. Asha grew up in Kingston-upon Thames, attending the prestigious University of the Arts in London, where she got a degree in fashion promotion. Now, along with being a high-end model, promoting fashion is what she’s all about. She’s a host on the British show The Brit List, and she hosts Access Hollywood, covering fashion.
Matt Harvey may not host any shows or analyze fashion trends on red carpets, but he does host batters to a grueling challenge when they step in the box. Last year, Matt became an all-star and went 9-5 with the league’s 3rd best ERA at 2.27. He was also the number one pitcher at not allowing home runs per 9 innings pitched, with an anemically low .353 allowed. The man is simply hard to hit, and his Mets appreciate that fact.
He is, however, easy to spot off the field. He was seen hanging with Asha at a Knicks game recently on his day off from rehabilitation. Matt was diagnosed with a torn ligament last year, and he recently underwent “Tommy John surgery,” which is a procedure where a ligament in the elbow is replaced with a tendon from somewhere else in the body. To me, it sounds awfully dicey for a pitcher to have serious elbow trouble. Injuries have been the bane of many a great talent, and one can only hope that Matt makes a speedy recovery. He threw a ball for the first time in months in February, and now he’s been quoted in the New York Times: “I feel brand new.” Might Asha have something to do with that?