In Survivor: Micronesia - Fans Vs. Favorites, she was the runner up, losing to Parvarti Shallow.
She garnered the first runner-up position for the 15th Season of Survivor, losing to Todd Herzog.
Her past occupations are working as a make-up artist, retail sales representative and waitress.
Her dream is to open her own business in the fashion industry.
During her time as a pageant queen, she promoted tourism.
She did volunteer work in orphanages and charitable organizations for some time, mostly when she was a beauty queen.
She started modeling when she was just 16 years old in Chicago where she lived alone for one year.
She tries never leaving her house without her cowboy boots.
She enjoys going camping on the weekends in Montana; she has been doing this since she was 3 years old.
She was given a key to the city when she became a semi-finalist on the Miss Kite of the World Pageant.
Her hobbies include hiking, designing, drawing, painting, rock climbing, snowshoeing, kickboxing and volleyball.
Beauty Pageant Competitions:
Miss Montana USA 2005 (Winner)
Miss Montana USA 2004 (First Runner-Up)
Miss Montana USA 2003 (First Runner-Up)
Miss USA 2005 (Competitor)
Miss Earth 2005 (Top 8)
Miss World Kite (Competitor)
Amanda (on fellow contestant James from Season 15 and 16 of "Survivor"): I know things about James he doesn't want people to know. And he knows stuff about me. We could be worst enemies, or we can become allies.