When we talk about Internet celebrities, there is one name that will be on the tip of almost everyone’s tongue today. That name is Amanda Cerny. She is one of the top online influencers in the world today, and Amanda has undoubtedly trekked a funny yet hardworking road to success. This 26-year-old model, actress, director, and comedian is one of the most popular people on the Internet, a position that she does not seem too keen on leaving. Her following is still growing by the day, and we cannot even begin to imagine what her ceiling might be in terms of popularity. She is on Twitter, she is on Instagram, she was one of the best Viners in the world, she is on YouTube, and she is on Facebook. The woman is everywhere you look, and if we might add, you won’t find many people complaining that she is everywhere.
As most guys would agree, Amanda is the very definition of a “dream girl.” You know that kind of person people say they are looking for on dating websites? You know, that person who most of us think doesn’t exist? Yes, it turns out, they do exist, and here is one of them. Amanda Cerny is funny, beautiful, successful, and ambitious. She quickly went from being a model to becoming a comedian, to now becoming a famous actress, and is apparently gearing up to start directing as well. So, what better thing to do than getting to know little more about this success story in the making? Here are 15 things we didn’t know about Amanda Cerny.
15 The Beginning
Amanda Cerny is one of those success stories you don’t see very often. Like many of the beautiful ladies we see becoming stars on the Internet today, Amanda began her career as a model. A beautiful young woman, it seems only natural that she would try that career. Nevertheless, it was a leap of faith that ultimately helped Amanda achieve a status not many other models do.
Supposedly after watching one of her classmates in college being featured in Playboy magazine, Amanda thought it would be a good idea to give it a shot. And you better believe that many people thank the gods that she did. So, young Amanda took off her clothes and sent a few pictures to Playboy. As fate would have it, the good folks at Playboy loved her photos, and she soon was featured in Playboy. Most specifically, as the Playboy Playmate of the Month for the month of October 2011.
14 Still Modeling
If you think that becoming Internet famous was enough to take Amanda away from the world of modeling, you are very wrong. It turns out that Amanda knows very well not to put all of her chips in one pot. Diversifying is key in today’s business landscape. Today, she is a famous social media star, but who knows how long that will last? Modeling, on the other hand, has been around for a while and will probably be around for a very long time.
So, while balancing her time between modeling and online videos, she was featured in quite a few publications. For example, she was the cover of Health and Wellness Magazine. Another very impressive publication she was featured in was Sports Illustrated. Yeah, for a model to be featured in Sports Illustrated, you can very well know that people expect a lot of good things from her.
13 YouTube Star
Amanda began her social media career as one of the most successful people ever to enter the Vine platform. Her Vines are deserving of an entry of their own, and we will probably give it to them. But for now, let’s talk about one of her more recent ventures, her YouTube channel. Actually, we should have said her YouTube channels.
Yes, Miss Amanda Cerny does not have only one YouTube channel; she has two of them. And guess what? Both of her YouTube channels are ridiculously popular. The main channel in which she posts most of her skits and funny videos has over 1.9 million followers. Her side channel, in which she does a lot of Vlogs has a massive audience of its own, with more than 1.1 million subscribers. As of mid-November, the most popular video on her main channel has more than 7.2 million views. Meanwhile, her most popular Vlog has nothing less than 3.4 million views.
It isn’t possible to talk about Amanda Cerny and not mention her Instagram. She may have risen to fame through Vine, but Instagram was what really shot her up to stardom. And, if we really think about it, this was a match made in heaven. Instagram is all about pictures and funny content. Amanda is someone who excels at both of them. We don’t even want to imagine how many guys drool over her Instagram feed by the minute every day. At the same time, we also cannot even count how many people laugh at the hilarious skits she posts almost daily.
But more than those ideas, what solidifies Amanda as one of the top Instagram celebrities out there is the sheer number of followers she has on the platform. Anyone care to guess how many? Well, we are sure that by the time everyone gets to read this, she might have even more followers on her account. But by the time of the writing of this article, she had nothing less than 18.1 million followers.
11 She Could Beat You Up
We got used to seeing Amanda Cerny as this beautiful model who might even be delicate in a sense. That, however, could not be farther from the truth. As it turns out, Amanda is someone who was raised by a martial arts master. And if you think that was her dad, you are wrong again. We don’t know, maybe he was a master as well, but her mom supposedly has one of the largest karate schools in the state of Florida.
Yeah, and you can imagine how much Amanda learned from her while she was growing up. Now, we just get to wonder if she was one of those little girls who beat up the boys who picked on her. And if we had to take a wild guess, we would have to say yes. At the same time, however, if she was as funny back then as she is now, we don’t see many boys bullying her or anything of that kind.
One of the things most celebrities (at least the good ones) try to do when they start getting a lot of money and recognition from the public is to give back to the community. This is one of the most important aspects of being famous. After all, you have a massive spotlight shining on you, day in and day out. You have to make the most of it and become an example for people to follow. If rich and famous people are doing charity, why shouldn’t the rest of us?
Amanda does not steer away from the norm. In fact, she might be one of the most charitable Internet celebrities we have today. Not only does she attend charity events very often, but she also has her own charity. Yes, Amanda Cerny’s charity is called the Play Foundation. This foundation is aimed at helping a lot of the children who were affected by the natural disasters in Haiti and has been working well for a while now.
9 Jimmy Tatro
This might not come as a surprise to a few people, but we sure as hell were surprised when we found out that the person responsible for Amanda Cerny starting to make Vines was actually Jimmy Tatro. Now, knowing the Internet, this could very well be a rumor, but it does kind of make some sense. The story behind everything here is that Jimmy and Amanda were already friends before either of them became famous.
As most people know, Jimmy started his Vine career before Amanda did, and he sure as hell had a lot of success early on. The dude is hilarious, and seeing the potential there, he supposedly suggested to Amanda that she should start doing vines as well. The rest, as they say, is history. If you don’t know who Jimmy Tatro is, you could probably check his YouTube channel out (it has almost 3 million subscribers), but you could also just check out the many movies he has starred in.
When we think about modeling and acting, most people restrict their ideas of what models and actresses do to things like television, photoshoots, catwalks, movies, and stuff like that. However, there is a very commonly used art form that celebrities participate in, and you probably watch a bunch of them every day. These are commercials. Famous people and beautiful people are all that companies and events that need promotion look for.
Amanda Cerny headlined one of the biggest commercials that were advertising the television coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. She joined forces with a bunch of other social media and Internet stars to make up what was perhaps the most hilarious Olympics commercial to date. We have to give it to the folks who were behind it because it was a fresh and enjoyable change of pace from the usual athlete profiles and dedication-driven kind of advertisements and promotions we got used to watching prior to the Olympics.
So, it is about time we start talking about Amanda and the platform that helped her become the celebrity she is today. Sure, she would not have gotten this far without places like YouTube or Instagram. But it was Vine that started this whole thing. It was through Vine that she first put her face out there in terms of social media. It was through Vine that she went from being someone people knew as a Playboy model to someone people saw as a hilarious woman with a dominant personality.
Unfortunately, the last time she put out a Vine was more than a year ago, on October 27, 2016. That last Vine had 701.6 thousand loops. This is the sort of figure that most people who tried to become famous on Vine dreamed of having. Still, for Amanda, it was just a slow post. In total numbers, she has more than 2 billion loops on her Vines. Many of them got past the tens of millions of loops.
6 Big Screen
It was only a matter of time until Amanda Cerny finally got her chance to appear on the big screen. More and more, we are seeing these Internet stars getting shots with Hollywood movies and making the most out of the opportunities. For example, we have already mentioned Jimmy Tatro, who appeared in movies like 22 Jump Street, Grown Ups 2, and Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland. Hell, the guy even has a main role in the new Netflix series American Vandal.
Nevertheless, Amanda is not too far behind from Jimmy. Just like they did through Vine, she is following close in his footsteps, and we would not be too surprised if we saw her surpassing his number of movie credits sometime soon. Amanda Cerny’s ever-increasing filmography includes released movies like Internet Famous and The Bet. But those two are just the tip of the iceberg, as she has at least five more projects supposed to be released soon.
5 The Controversy
Earlier in her career, Amanda Cerny had a very close group of friends, but above all of them, her best friend was the Venezuelan social media star, Lele Pons. For a while, it was impossible to see one of these two without the other. They did everything together, and they were posting new videos together every day. Amanda and Lele were the very definition of best friends. However, even in real life, there are terrible stories of friends who you think want the best for you but actually want something very different.
In what became one of the most publicized online celebrity feuds, Amanda accused Lele of sabotaging her career. Let’s explain that a little better. It took a while for her to realize, but Amanda suddenly reckoned that some of the content she was posting on her Instagram and YouTube started disappearing. That content is what pays her bills. And it turns out that the culprit behind those disappearances was Lele. Needless to say, they are not friends anymore.
4 She Is From Pittsburgh
For people who see her today, it is easy to think that Amanda Cerny is actually from Los Angeles. She does seem to fit in very well with the LA lifestyle, and it does look like she loves living in Hollywood. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until she became famous that she made the move to the California metropolis. Amanda was actually born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Still, Pittsburgh was apparently only where she was born because her family moved around quite a bit.
Supposedly, by the time she was eight years old, Amanda had already lived in five different states. There must’ve been pros and cons. For example, while we cannot guess how hard it was for her to adjust to new schools that often, she probably got to see more places than most kids her age ever did. The moving around stopped when they settled in Florida, which was quite good for Amanda as well. It seems like she liked Florida, and she did well enough in school to be admitted to Florida State University.
3 Cobie Smulders?
We don’t know how much we agree with this one. Apparently, there is an entire community of people who think that Amanda Cerny is almost a double of Canadian actress Cobie Smulders. While we do kind of see a little bit of the resemblance, they don’t look alike enough to warrant the amount of buzz that people on the Internet make about the similarity.
When it comes to their careers, we are very sure that Amanda would love if her career went as well as Smulders’ has gone so far. At 35 years old, the Canadian mother of two has appeared in juggernaut movie franchises like Captain America, The Avengers, and Jack Reacher. And let us not even get started on her television career. The small screen is where Smulders showed the world what she got when she played Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother. That last role earned her a People’s Choice Award nomination in 2014.
2 Dane Cook
This is kind of funny. Who do you think is more famous today? Dane Cook or Amanda Cerny? Our best guess would have to be Amanda Cerny, right? Well, while we were researching the playmate-turned-social-media-superstar, we found an interesting link between Cerny and Cook. There are several reports of the two of them dating, but none as hilarious for us today as one in which Amanda is labeled as Cook’s “mystery brunette girlfriend.”
Yeah, it almost seems like a joke today, right? This came out of an article published in the Daily Mail back in September of 2011. In their defense, that article came out a month before Cerny became the playmate of the month. Nevertheless, it is still hilarious. Just look at how far each of them has come since then. Amanda has arguably become one of the biggest social media stars in the world. Dane Cook, on the other hand, made a quick appearance on American Gods this year. Who’s the mystery brunette now?
1 She’s Only Getting Started
The scariest thing about these new age Internet and social media stars is that they are still very young. Amanda has been in the spotlight for almost half a decade now, but she is still just 26 years old. Her ascension in the celebrity world has been faster than a Falcon Nine rocket can put payload up in orbit. And by the way things are looking, she is only getting started. This woman is building an online empire, and people should seek to emulate her success.
In the financial aspect, Amanda is also doing quite well as many would expect. Social media stars still don’t make as much as Hollywood celebrities and most professional athletes, but they still get a lot of cash. The reports are different from one place to the other, but Amanda Cerny’s net worth is somewhere between $500,000 and $750,000. And remember that this is kept money because social media stars get a lot of sponsors and a lot of the stuff they get is for free.
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