The UCW Radio Host Louis Velazquez had the opportunity to have model Amber Lee Ettinger aka “The Obama Girl” on the show.
About Amber in Her Own Words
I started out in entertainment as a very young girl. Beauty pageants, dance recitals, theater, music lessons, chorus, gymnastics, cheerleading competitions, you name it!
My first “real” modeling job came when I was about 15 yrs. old. I modeled for my mothers vintage clothing book entitled “Psychedelic Chic.” My mom has and always will be my biggest inspiration in life. A vintage clothing and antique jewelry collector of over 30 years, owning stores and writing books on all her treasured collectibles.
I traveled around with her from store to store and state to state. My Dad was in the military, so I guess you can call me an Army Brat!
I learned a lot about fashion growing up, so I guess that’s why I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer at the age of 13. Getting accepted into The Fashion Institute of Technology may have been one of the happiest days of my life! So I leave my small town of Hazleton Pennsylvania and pack my bags to head to New York City.
While attending FIT and studying Fashion Design, I got approached to do acting and modeling jobs. I focused on getting my degree and pursuing acting/modeling once I graduated. And that’s exactly what I did!
My favorite part of it all is the traveling and just doing something new every day. A little over a year ago I shot a video for a presidential candidate, Barack Obama. That video “Crush on Obama” opened many doors for me and brought me to many places I had never even dreamed of going!
“There is more to Amber than meets the eye, the Obama skit got her worldwide exposure but she has no desire to be pigeon holed into that image. So from modeling to going to a true acting school this girl with a business mind has her sights on bigger things on the Hollywood scene, so watch out as you just may see Amber Lee Ettinger in a serious tv/film role in the very near future, I gotta hunch…” said Louis Velazquez host of the UCW Radio Show.