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:: Spotlight :: Model Profile - Amanda Donohoe

By: Carmine Pascuzzi; photos by Johan Westen Photography

Amanda Donohoe is a lovely young model we've discovered through her prominence amongst various titles and awards in the last couple of years. She has cemented herself as one of the “most likely” models to come from Sydney, New South Wales and it is easy to see why she is a sought after person for various campaigns and assignments.

Statistics
Size 6
Bust 34 ½"
Waist 26
Hips 36 ½"

Specialises in glamour, fashion, swimwear, lingerie catwalk, fashion shows

Q. What is your family background?

A. I am a little bit of a mix - Scottish,German,Swedish and Irish. I like to think of myself as a very cultural and diverse Aussie.

Q. Did you grow up in your early teens wanting to be a model?

A. No, actually I kind of just fell into modelling, although I love it and it being one of my biggest loves, I've always wanted to pursue my dream of being a singer.

Q. What have you discovered / learnt from the modelling scene?

A. I have learnt how to stay true to myself and the image I like to portray it's very easy to get wrapped up in it all and lose yourself, so I definitely want to keep myself grounded.

Q. Career highlights to date?

A. Face of Re Audio Australia, 2nd runner up, miss sapphire bikini comp 2013, Miss Winter 2013, 2nd place Eastern Creek's Babes Comp 2013, 2nd runner up International Lingerie Model of the Year 2014, 2nd runner up, Miss Hawaiian Tropics 2013, International finalist, Miss Hawaiian Tropics 2014, International finalist Miss Red Hot Bikini Babe 2014, 2nd Runner up, Miss V8s Supermodel Search Fitzroy Hotel 2014, 2nd Runner up, Miss V8s Supermodel Search Hillside Hotel 2014, Victoria's Secret Lingerie Catwalk Show 2013, Miss Freshwater state finalist, Miss Bondi contestant 2014, JF Designs runway show at Club Marconi 2013

Q. Favourite hobbies?

A. Singing, horse riding, shopping, beach, oz tag, pilates

Q. Favourite music?

A. R&B, Rock, Country

Q. Favourite films?

A. 21 Jump Street, Titanic, Taken, any horror

Q. What is your fashion sense?

A. I would say a little hippie/street glam. I would describe my fashion as colourful and vibrant.

Q. Beauty tips?

A. Frank body scrub twice a week. I die for it - keeps me glowing, so definitely a great skin beauty tip.

Q. Advice for young girls aspiring to be models?

A. My advice would be to definitely follow your dreams no matter how out of reach you may think they are. Nothing's impossible so go for it. Also to stay true to who you are. Nobody does you better then you, so shine.

Q. Do you think a man should treat a woman like he does his car?

A. Haha, that's really funny. If he loves and treats his car like a queen then yes, definitely he should.

Q. Favourite place visited?

A. Would have to be Perth. Its retro and old school beaches are my kinda thing.

Q. Do you have a role model/s?

A. Yes I certainly do. I actually have a few for different reasons. One person i really do admire is Bob Marley - such a free spirit; lived his dreams and brought the most beautiful sound to the world that will never be forgotten.

Q. People you've admired generally?

A. I absolutely love Miley Cyrus. Her “I don't care attitude” - do and be as you want to be, I say.

Q. Are there any issues that you feel strongly about and would like to briefly discuss?

A. Definitely. I would love to say a few quick words on a charity that I am starting and feel very strongly about. It is called PULL UP A SEAT - a non-profit organisation and all built around people's time and not money. So my aim is to give a helping hand to those sadly forgotten about in our nursing homes. Not only that, but to also give cheer to those in need like sick children in hospital. The goal is to make people happy to smile, to live life the way it should be lived with laughter and happiness, so all you would do is visit a nursing home/childrens hospital/ library, anywhere you feel you could make a difference in someone else's life. I will be launching a Facebook page. All you need to do if you would like to get involved is visit a place of your choice and upload a picture of you making a difference. Some quick examples - reading to children or old folk, playing games, make your own craft gifts,and more. Overall, just use your imagination and think if you were in that situation what would you need most.

Q. Future ambitions?

A. To pursue my music career and be an internationally recognised Australian model.

Photo credit: Johan Westen Photography