Amanda was one of top six that got to fly to Tokyo, Japan on America's Next Top Model cycle 3.
Amanda's favorite books are "The Shambala series", "The Prophet", "I Ching", "Kitchen", "Julie of the Wolves", "Strawberry Statement", and "Memoirs of a Geisha".
Amanda graduated from Plano East Sr. H.S. in 1997, and was part of Track and Field. In 2000, Amanda graduated from Austin Community College Rio Grande.
Her inspiration is Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion, as venerated by East Asian Buddhists.
Amanda bears a strong resemblance to singer Annie Lennox, the resemblance was noted by Nigel Barker.
Amanda has appeared on a cover of Bliss for Brides Magazine.
In the future, Amanda plans to write a children's book.
Amanda has a son, Elijah Wolf O'Connell, born on June 7, 2002.
Her favorite movies are Baraka, Natural Born Killers, Forrest Gump, Waking Life, Cannibal, Ray, Romeo & Juliet, Fifth Element, Vanilla Sky, Monty Python Quest for the Holy Grail.
Her makeover was from brunette to ice blonde queen.
After Cassie Grisham told Amanda she suffered from bulimia, Amanda told the rest of the girls and then the girls called her "backstabber."
Amanda, along with Magdalena Rivas, was the lightest contestant of her Cycle in America's Next Top Model, weighing only 115 lbs (52 kg).
Amanda received 4 first call-outs on America's Next Top Model Cycle 3, the highest of that cycle.
Amanda was the oldest contestant on America's Next Top Model Cycle 3, being 25 at the time.
Amanda's favorite TV shows are The Daily Show, Family Guy, American Dad, Surprise By Design, Survivor, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy.
Her heroes are Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Larry Flynt.
Amanda has retinitis pigmentosa, and she has been legally blind since the age of 14. She was told by her doctor that she will be completely blind by the time she is 30 years old.
Amanda's height is 5'8" and her weight is 115 lbs.
She has appeared in a campaign for Levi's jeans. The ad read "I've never needed a mirror to know they fit".
Amanda's fave magazine is Vanity Fair.
Amanda's fave food is crab cakes.
Amanda: I Am Only I, humorous, curious, generous, all out of words that end in "ous". I am enamored by sunsets and words. Smell of perfume on leather. I love rocks...crystals and chunks of concrete that look like Elvis. Cooking good food, eating pudding and hanging out with Eli Jah Wolf, waiting to come back to Austin occupies my time. Writing, drawing, girlifying, being subtly provocative...
Amanda: The girls are starting to feel intimidated by me and its really making me feel good as hell.