One on One with Florida Beauty Amanda Rae Michaels
A self proclaimed goofball and sweetheart, glamour model Amanda Rae Michaels recently gave us an insightful one on one. Originally from the Buckeye state, Amanda now resides on the sunny beaches of Florida, and she has plenty of sexy bikini photos to prove it. Follow her on Twitter @ARaeMichaels
Where are you originally from? I'm originally from Rogers, Ohio. It's a small, one-stoplight farm-town in the Southeast part of Ohio.
What was it like growing up in the midwest? Well... I have mixed feelings about the whole experience. It is a very, very small town so there isn't much around.... the closest shops or nice restaurants are 30-45 minutes away. However, the people up there are very genuine and down-to-earth, and the farm is absolutely beautiful... especially in the spring.
What are your measurements?
Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 100 Pounds
Give me 5 words that you think best describe you?
Silly, sweet, energetic, funny, creative.
What would you say is your best asset? What do others compliment you on the most?
I love my legs. I'm not the tallest person on the planet, but I have long, lean legs. Mostly, I get complimented on my backside and my... um.... "eyes." And a lot of people like my feet.... I have such tiny, little feet.
How long have you been a model?
I've been modeling for about 5 years.
How did you get started in the business? The first photo shoot I ever did, I paid for myself. I heard about an online modeling portfolio called One Model Place, so I got a free membership and uploaded a few photos from the shoot. After that, I started getting tons of emails from photographers wanting to shoot me free of charge. I built-up my portfolio, made a few contacts, started booking jobs, then eventually, people started paying ME for my time.
What were some of your most notable appearances? I took a bit of a break from modeling, so I haven't exactly accomplished as much as I would have liked to. However, I'm back in the game and well on my way to where I want to be. I was a semi finalist in the 2011 Maxim Hometown Hotties competition, and also was a finalist in a lingerie competition for STUFF Magazine.
What do you enjoy most about modeling? Getting my hair & makeup done.... love it. And feeling beautiful... when I work with a really talented photographer, it is always an exciting feeling to see the final product.
Outside of modeling, what are some your hobbies? I love to dance and I really enjoy reading... memoirs and true accounts are my favorites. I also enjoy cooking, shopping and pampering myself.
What type of man are you attracted to? Big guys. Confident, successful guys, and chivalry, chivalry is so attractive in a man.
What trait do you think is most important in determining someone's attractiveness? For me, it's kindness. Someone with a good heart and lots of muscles LOL!!!
What qualities do you think the man of the future should have? The man of the future??? If I'm understanding this correctly, I would say men need to work on chivalry. Be more old-fashioned, put down your cell phones and take care of your woman the way she deserves to be treated. A bouquet of flowers and holding the car door can go a long way.
What part of a man do you think is sexiest? His chest and back.
How does a man keep you interested? By keeping it excited and mixing things up. I enjoy a nice, romantic dinner and going to the movies but you can't do that all the time. Take me to the zoo or the seaquariam... let's go paddle boarding or jet skiing. Mix it up, keep it exciting. Repetition is boring, and I enjoy trying new things.
When it comes to men, what are some of your turn offs? People that are narrow-minded, have prejudices, are rude and inconsiderate of others. Greed is a big turn-off and so is bad breath. I hate bad breath.
Would you say you are pretty comfortable with your body? Definitely. There's always room for improvement and ways to be healthier, but at this point in my life, I would say that I'm very confident in my own skin.... it hasn't always been that way for me.
What is your favorite city to visit? I actually haven't done a lot of traveling, but I would like to do more. Maybe it's a little cliche, but I really enjoy Niagara Falls in Canada.
Amanda Rae Michaels