Amanda Blanks (born in Australia) of dutch heritage began her work as a model fairly young, primary school in fact. “I used to do pageants where they asked you a bunch of questions on stage and had to do a talent. I think it’s pretty funny now when I look back at it.” A self described BALL OF ENERGY Never one to pass down a good time, on the boat you can catch her going to the islands scuba diving and jet skiing. Amanda also enjoys eating our and exploring new restaurants and cafes with friends to pass the free time.
Q: YOUR OUR NEWEST INTERNATIONAL MODEL AND WERE CHOSEN FOR COVER OF THE SPECIAL EDITION ISSUE, TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
G’day everyone, I’m Amanda Blanks, a model, marketer and manager that lives in the gorgeous sunny Gold Coast in Australia. I’m a sucker for good food and wine, so you’ll often find me hanging out at cool little beach side cafes or resturants by the marina. I’ve been a water baby ever since I was born, I’m in love with scuba diving, boating, jet skiing, water boarding and skiing. My life is upbeat and I;m never in the one place for a long time. I love to travel and explore new places, my next stop is Europe in June. I’m the middle child of a family of 5 and have never had a sister. I have a passion for fashion and obession with bikinis, which ties in quite well with the modeling. I’m never one to shy away from a challenge and love trying new things!
Q: What is your current
I’m an internet marketer, I own a company called Market Moose, were we design custom websites, online marketing for small to large business, do branding, graphic design, social media campaigns, and more. I also model and act when I can. In addition I own a online teeth whitening company called Kiss Strips.
Q: your on the cover, how does it feel seeing yourself in a magazine?
I think it’s pretty cool, still gives me butterflies in my stomach every time.
Q: wHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT MODELING?
I love all the gorgeous clothes and accessories I get to wear, and then seeing the final product at the end when you’ve done a great shoot is really satisfying.
Q: WHAT’S THE PERFECT DATE IF SOMEONE WAS TO TAKE YOU OUT?
I love surprises, so if it’s something I didn’t expect and they have gone to the effort to think about it to impress me, I will love it.
Q: everyone has a weakness, whats your’s?
Burgers and chips.
Q: 3 things you just cannot live without?
My latop (basically where I do and acquire all my work)
Q: What are the advantages of
being a model?
I get to have amazing photos of myself throughout my life, which is really cool to look back on and see how you’ve grown into a woman. I love the travel and being about to explore the world and see such incredible locations to shoot at.
Q: What IS THE WEIRDEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
I got to ride and elephant in Thailand once without a saddle.
Q: WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A MILLION DOLLARS?
I would love to put it towards a house and invest part of it.
Q: BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER
Don’t doubt yourself, anything is possible.
Q: What do your followers not know about you yet?
I lived in a rural town for seven years of my life.
Q: WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FOR A DAY AND WHY?
Steve Jobs, I would love to see how his mind would have worked and ticked for a day.
Expand my businessess and gain more of a foothold in the modeling world.
Q: Best way to travel?
With an open mind and wanting to see the world for what it is.
LINGERIE ISSUE SPECIAL 2016
project photographer — Vincent Gotti
guest creative director — Sylvia Hecimovic
project LIGHTING director — Paul Fioretto
HMUA — Cassandra Weatherstone
styling by Lisa Watson
LINGERIE PROVIDED by Axami