by AmandaVanderpool - Aug 17, 2011
Pros: All around amazing winter wonderland experience
Cons: Quite the trek to get there
Source: Whistler Blackcomb
Name: Amanda Vanderpool
Skiing, twittering, writing, video blogging, drinking wine, dancing, and enjoying this incredible world god made for us and friends I've made along my journey.
Amanda Vanderpool was raised in Orange County, California. She is the quintessential “girl next door,” who loves all kinds of communication technology, new media, the world of entertainment, and sports, especially skiing. In the winter you will most likely find her cruising down the ski slopes in either Whistler, BC Canada or Colorado. Her love of both skiing and communication inspired Amanda to create her own “Savvy Snow Bunny” blog that she updates frequently during ski season, whenever she gets to hit the slopes. Her blog has been featured on SnowboardDaily.com and has become quite popular with skiers and snowboarders who follow Amanda’s ski journey on Twitter (@CheckOutAmanda). Beginning in the 6th grade, all the way through college, Amanda was on her school's cheerleading squad, which she attributes to her passion for sports, and the discipline and determination it takes to become a successful athlete.
The camera has always loved Amanda, who cheered for the Anaheim Ducks NHL team, then was voted the "NHL's #1 Hottest Ice Girl" on Yahoo's Bleacher Report blog. Her background being in front of a crowd naturally led to scoring a modeling contract with M International. However, her TV broadcasting career started while she was enrolled in UCLA's Extension Program for Journalism, with a concentration in Media Studies. Maximo TV offered Amanda an audition to report on the Red Carpet at Disney's Up movie premiere. Her charisma and talent for improvisation impressed the producers and…she got the job!
Since then, she has reported at countless movie premieres, award shows, and charity events, including the NHL Awards, X-Games 3D movie premiere, 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards, LA Film Festival, Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards, and many more showcases for her unique talent. Amanda continues working on her craft, studying with Marki Costello in her advanced hosting class every week.
Amanda has a remarkable enthusiasm for helping others, which will be evident from the very first conversation you ever have with her. Her passionate personality and dedication to volunteering prompted Amanda to run her first marathon last December to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She trained for three months with Team in Training to prepare for the “Honolulu Full Marathon,” an experience she loves sharing with anyone who will listen. Amanda is also a HUGE animal rescue advocate and devotes much of her time volunteering at animal shelters and finding good homes for needy companion animals.
Look out for Amanda on a Red Carpet near you and also make sure you check out her new “Tech Hotness” blog coming out soon!
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