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
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.