Macenstein’s “Mac Chick of the Month” (June 2007): Mandy Amano

Welcome to Macenstein’s“Mac Chick of the Month”. Each month we feature a different die-hard, Mac-loving girl who is (almost) as well designed as the Apple products they love. This month we present you with the lovely, Mandy Amano an actress and model who helped launch one of the most successful promotions in Apple’s history.
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Photo by Grace Oh

Named “The Asian Audrey Hepburn…who could kick your ass” by the brilliant and famed comic book headliner, Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers, DareDevil), Mandy’s popularity skyrocketed when she was featured in the Pepsi/I-Tunes ad during the 2005 Super Bowl. Within hours, she became known as “the face that launched 1,000 websites” when the internet exploded with over a thousand fan sites, websites, and blogs dedicated to her all around the world. The most famous was thatpepsigirl, which launched within minutes of the commercial’s debut.

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KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Morning Show interviewed Mandy on their morning drive time program following her appearance in Maxim Magazine (Frank Miller’s Collector’s Edition, watch Maxim video shoot) about all the attention the ad had generated. They even managed to get Justin, the owner of thatpepsigirl on the phone as well, which made for a pretty funny interview (listen here).

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Due to her lifelong devotion to the world of comics, Mandy’s been crowned “comic book royalty”. Her father is the venerable Jeff Amano (Roninhood, Fade From Grace, Red Warrior, The Cobbler’s Monster) of Beckett Comics and her boyfriend is the incomparable David Mack (Kabuki, DareDevil).

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Mandy also occasionally serves as an inspiration for many of their characters.

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My Dad, being an artist, was always a Mac man. And after all, ‘father knows best’!!” says Mandy. “As far back as I can remember, he always had a Mac…which meant it was also our household computer of choice. In fact, way back when, the company he worked for (Beckett) was one of the first to convert all company computers to Macintosh…thanks to him. It was his idea and now he’s president of Beckett Comics. I’m not saying that’s the only reason, because it’s definitely not, but his innovation and sick talent of foreseeing the latest and the greatest certainly has played a part in his success.

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Photo by Grace Oh

The iBook was the first actual Apple product that I personally owned. I, like most, love the design, but I also love how easy it makes everything compared to PC’s. Macs keep things simple, logical, easy, and fun. And they’re cute! Once you go Mac, you never go back!!

Quick facts:
NAME: Mandy Amano
LOCATION: Los Angeles
OCCUPATION: Actress & Model
FIRST APPLE PRODUCT: iBook
FAVORITE APPLE GEAR: iPod (although I have my sights on the new iPhone!)
FAVORITE NON-APPLE GEAR: My man…David Mack…fitting name, don’t you think?
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: ALIAS (Seasons 1, 2), ALLY MCBEAL (the ones with Lucy Liu), The CROCODILE HUNTER, PROJECT RUNWAY, ROME
FAVORITE MOVIES: The LAST SAMURAI, TRUE ROMANCE, RUDY, CHOKE, The PROFESSIONAL
ON MY iPOD: Mostly Soundtracks: AMELIE, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, GLADIATOR, GOODBYE LENIN, HELLBOY, The HOURS, The LAST of the MOHICANS, The LAST SAMURAI, PAN’S LABYRINTH
BOOKS: The ALCHEMIST, The BOOK of FIVE RINGS, CAPTIVATING, The LITTLE ENGINE that COULD, The MASTERY of LOVE, The WAR of ART
COMICS: ALIAS, BATTLE ANGEL ALITA, COURTNEY CRUMRIN, DAREDEVIL: VISION QUEST, FADE FROM GRACE, HELLBOY, KABUKI, NYX/X-23, PRIDE of BAGHDAD, RONINHOOD, RUNAWAYS, SANDMAN, SIN CITY
HOBBIES: Anything that’ll break a sweat!! =)
PETS: NONE as of NOW, I’m GONE TOO MUCH! But I EVENTUALLY want a SIAMESE KITTEN because THEY’re PRETTY…and a HUSKY, an AKITA, or a SHAR-PEI because THEY’re CUTE, CUDDLY, AND THEY are WARRIOR-DOGS!! And it’s ALWAYS been a DREAM of MINE to have a HORSE (like most little girls I guess, I just never let go of it)! And MAYBE a LEOPARD GECKO!! Aawww, now I wanna pet something!!!

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Photo by Grace Oh

Oddly enough, the Pepsi/iTunes commercial paid for my iPod! It’s awesome, great for all the traveling I do. It’s a lifesaver on airplanes (hard to think I used to lug around one of those portable CD players with a case of CD’s every time I got on an airplane!!), a motivator on the treadmill, an inspiration during yoga, a resource for my work, AND it’s excellent for tuning out people and traffic…you know, all the important things in life. :)

A Wilhelmina model, Mandy is also currently recognized as “The Hottest fan-girl in Comics” by Wizard Magazine (‘Variety’ of the comic book world) and has just recently completed filming the leading role for the independent feature, GHOSTS OF GOLDFIELD.

To see more of Mandy Amano, check out the following links!

www.mandyamano.com
or Visit Her www.myspace.com/mandyamano

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34 Responses to “Macenstein’s “Mac Chick of the Month” (June 2007): Mandy Amano”
  1. Way Cool Jr. says:

    I know I say this everytime, but this is the best one yet! Very natural, pretty look. (Hey, off-topic – how do I change my avatar over there on the left?)

  2. Ralph Wiggum says:

    I like that dance she does in the 30 second version. (man, I got to get out more!)

  3. Way Cool III says:

    She rocks!

    Hey Way Cool Jr., you have to give your password, like when you first turn your computer on, in order to change your avatar. Hope that helps!

  4. Rowlings says:

    get her a macbook! Hell, she can have mine!

  5. Rowlings says:

    Ralph, the Maxim video is the one to watch.

  6. Count Macula says:

    Way to go, Macenstein– Mac Mandy is Supercool!

  7. Klian says:

    Marvellous eyes… ehh… I mean…. iBook :)

  8. Holy Shnikes! says:

    Lordy! Now THAT’S a Mac user!

  9. Steven says:

    wow, the best mac chick yet. as a brit, i’ve not seen mandy before. is she part asian? haawwwWWttt!

  10. Jabberwocky says:

    gee they keep getting hotter guys, though I thnk that the head shot that has the statement “I am, and forever will be, a Macgirl” would have made a better desktop picture.

  11. PaulGuise says:

    Nice. Very nice. Where were these girls 10 years ago?

  12. She’s incredible, or at least the pictures of her are… I wonder how much the pictures were photoshopped before we got to see them. It was probably done on a macbook.

  13. RJ says:

    Need More Beer Money, the maxim video and the pepsi commercial are unairbrushed, and she looks F-I-N-E. I like Mack’s comics books as well. Nice job guys!

  14. wetnose says:

    I’d buy those panties she’s wearing. In fact, I’d try ‘em on.

  15. rahoorkhuit says:

    Imagine if she was the Stanley Cup girl?

    http://www.templatestaff.com

  16. Andras says:

    Yummy! Mac suits her beauty

    Andreas
    http://www.spaml.com

  17. Rich Irwin says:

    Let’s be honest here… most mac users look like Woz. But she’s still hot.

  18. John M says:

    I don’t get. Most people don’t associate chicks this hot with a Mac. sorry, but all the chicks I know who are hot use something else. In general the Mac Chicks are the grungy artsy types who don’t eat meat, drive VWs and don’t shave their pits very often.

  19. 2241 says:

    Does she come with the computer ?

  20. Anon says:

    She is very hot, but she needs to learn to use windows.

  21. MacMan says:

    She puts the Woah! in Woman !

  22. FashionSense says:

    Mandy – What are you wearing in that photo shoot?

    Do you know the brand / make of that outfit?

    It is a Beautiful garment on a very beautiful person…

  23. ace says:

    Can I find this lovely women an employment job ?

  24. subcorpus says:

    makes me love my mac products more …
    she is HOT !!!
    hehe …

  25. Stephen says:

    Holy shit. She was in a student film I made at USC. In 8mm…I should dig that up, she appears in a computer store.

  26. din says:

    sexy girl

  27. adger linux says:

    maybe I could take her out for a hamburger and teach her Linux

  28. intelligence says:

    Girll looks like she has strategic intelligence

  29. Imagine Engine says:

    Mandy, is an absolutely stunning work of art. An inspiration to all Artists including myself. Though I’m sure there’s more to Mandy than her exterior beauty and it great to see she’s doing so well in her career. We both have similar interests in what we read, watch and listen to but I’m sure she hears that a lot..lol. As for the Husky comment I actually had a Husky and find them both intelligent and beautiful animals. Note: They are very active and like the outdoors a lot ;)

  30. I’m in love
    Can I win her on an ebay auction and transport her to Canada ?

  31. wes says:

    Mandy is not bad but my fave half Asian babe is Jessica Michibata (Jenson Button’s girlfriend), she’s half Japanese half Argentinian and really sexy
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/japanese-lingerie-model-jessica-michibata/

  32. Billy says:

    Not enough skin. Im not impressed.

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