What happens when the beat drops? Well, Amanda busts a move! This sassy and outgoing freethinker has grabbed hold of her destiny and refuses to let go. You may have walked past her previous modeling ads with Kmart or Converse, or maybe you saw her in the new Miley Cryus #23 video feature Wiz Khalifah and Juicy J! Amanda Martinez is an unstoppable force!
- "What are your dreams and aspirations?"
I take everything as it comes but I do hope to travel the world a lot more dancing for big artist, I want to see the world as much as possible. I want to be the best dancer I can be.
- "What have you done to help progress your career?"
Few months ago I signed to an amazing dance agency that I’ve always wanted to be signed with and they have helped push my career more further.
- “What was a challenge you had to overcome?”
There’s always new challenges to overcome but in the past I would say just being myself really breaking out of my shell and dressing how I want, cutting my hair etc. Ever since I started being who I really am I’ve had so many opportunities come my way.
- "How would you describe your style?"
My style is truly just me. I mean I have a cheetah print undercut for Christ sakes! You don’t see that everyday. I get stopped on the street a lot for what I’m wearing and my hairstyle. I would just say my style is very loud, you couldn’t miss me in a crowded room.
- "What are your likes and dislikes about the industry you plan on entering"
My dislikes are that they can be some very shallow and selfish people. My likes would be that there also can be so many wonderful people in the industry you can make great friendships with and also the opportunities this all can bring you, you never know what’s next or who you will be working with, its always a surprise.
"What are some highlights from your journey? The best part of your career?"
Theres been so many! From working on the Beats By Dre commercial, in LA meeting Dr. Dre himself and even going to a laker game with him. To now working with Miley Cyrus being in her video.
I worked with Kmart twice and Converse having my ads all over town! It’s all been such a huge blessing!
- “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?”
Hmmm, a successful dancer, probably living in LA at some point I love Cali. Working and touring with a huge artist, just living life.
- "If you could give someone who is pursuing the same career with you advice, what would it be?"
You can do anything. Nothing is impossible just keep working, keep dreaming, You MUST be passionate! passion is the most important thing in what ever it is you love to do.
- “If you could go back in time and tell your past self something, what would that be and why?”
Keep going…..Because if I had stopped back than, I wouldn’t have achieved all I have now.
- “Who do you draw inspiration from?”
Music, my imagination, everywhere, what ever touches my soul and makes it move.
To view more on Amanda Martinez visit her on facebook!
Photo credit: Amanda Martinez
Illustration: Modish By Amelia
lifes-just-a-game asked: So sick you were in Lordes music video The blonde boy the main character is my friend griffin!
Thats cool! Yes we met on set! :)
Lorde - Team
Who peeped my tiny self in @lordemusic video for “Team” http://youtu.be/f2JuxM-snGc
Check me out in Dance (RED) Saves Lives (Directors Cut)