Ashley Greene didn’t quite know what she was getting into when she signed on foe “Twilight.” She even asked her boss to hold her day job as a waitress. Big surprise. She’s hotter than ever in a new photo shoot.

“I was working at the Belmont Cafe in L.A., got the call, and two weeks later was rehearsing. Right when I was cast, my IMDb STARmeter [a chart that tracks searches on actors] went through the roof — all of ours did, and we hadn’t even done anything yet!,” she tells Nylon magazine.

“I asked my boss if I could have my job back after the shoot. He was like, ‘I don’t think you’ll need it but OK,'” she adds.

Check out Ashley’s photos; click to enlarge.

Boy, was he right.

While Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have gotten the lion’s share of publicity Greene is hard to ignore as the spritely Alice Cullen. She’s twice won the Teen Choice scene stealer award for her role.

The “Twilight” gig turned into a five-picture deal and Greene, 25, vaulted into the stratosphere of young Hollywood actresses. The world-class beauty is also making inroads in fashion. She fronts for the Nylon’s denim issue, wearing short-shorts and casual tops.

Whether it’s haute couture or jeans and a tee-shirt, Ashley easily pulls off the look. Surprisingly, she never thought she’d be a model.

“I mean, I’m 5’5”; it’s not going to happen unless you’re Kate Moss, which I’m not,” she says. “And until you hit a certain level in the modeling world, it’s really rough.

“You’re never tall enough, you’re never thin enough, there’s always another girl. It just wasn’t for me anymore,” she adds.

Instant stardom has it’s rewards, but Greene is realistic, too. “Now I have to remind myself that not everything is going to be like that,” she says.

Her dating life is spotty. Just when it seemed like she and Joe Jonas were getting serious in 2010, they broke up. Last December she was reported to be dating Broadway Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark actor Reeve Carney. She was also rumored to be dating Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill.