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Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 110 lbs
Bust: 34"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 34"
Cup: D
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Shoe: 6.0
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Very Long
Eye color: Brown
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Skin color: Tanned
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Experience: Very Experienced
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Last activity: Feb 24, 2014
Joined: Dec 19, 2006

amber lee ettinger

28 years old
New York, New York, US
Amber Lee Ettinger's Official Website

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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/amberettinger

About me


Amber Lee Ettinger is an American actress, Internet celebrity, and model.
Ettinger is notable for portraying Obama Girl in Barely Political's June 2007 Internet video "I Got a Crush... on Obama", in which she expressed her admiration of then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama. The video led to numerous sketch comedy appearances and interviews, including Saturday Night Live, Geraldo at Large, The O'Reilly Factor, and Hannity.

Ettinger is a native of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, of German, Italian, Swedish and Irish ancestry.
Ettinger moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology to study fashion and clothing design, having expressed hopes to create her own clothing line and other business ventures.[She is currently a designer alongside her mother Roseann Ettinger, together they have created the "Inspired by Amber" jewelry line.[
Ettinger was crowned Miss NYC and Miss Alpine New Jersey in the 2003-2004 Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant, later augmenting that title with a nod as Howard Stern's Miss Howard TV in June 2007.Ettinger was Hooters Miss Manhattan, representing them in the 2003 International Swimsuit Pageant.
Ettinger appeared in commercials for VH1's Pepsi Smash, Bikini Zone, and Certain Dri. She has also appeared in a video for The Onion.She was featured in music videos for Thalía, The John Popper Project,"and Styles P.
Ettinger has traveled around the world modeling for swimsuit, lingerie and fashion companies such as Ujena, Born, Baby Phat, Ralph Lauren, and Tommy Hilfiger. Ettinger has been featured in many publications such as Maxim, FHM, and Elle. She has graced the cover of Wired and Steppin Out magazine.

Ettinger appeared in the "I Got a Crush... on Obama" viral video, which was posted by Barely Political to YouTube in June 2007. Later, she appeared in a new video called "Hillary! Stop the attacks! Love, Obama Girl" released on March 25, 2008. On May 7, 2008, Barely Political posted a YouTube video with Ettinger and former Democratic and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Mike Gravel, entitled "Mike Gravel Lobbies for the Obama Girl Vote." In the video, Gravel tries to persuade her to switch her support from Obama to him.
In late September 2008 Ettinger made a YouTube video with Independent candidate Ralph Nader in which he argues that he should be included in the debates. The video was a spoof of conventional sitcoms and was called "The Obama Girl and Ralph Nader Show." Also featuring former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura, the video followed what would happen if Obama Girl and Ralph Nader shared an office.
In the Fall of 2008, Ettinger starred in a parody of "I Got a Crush on Obama" with a promotional video for EA's Red Alert 3. In it, she professes her allegiance to Howard Ackerman, a fictional presidential candidate played by actor J.K. Simmons. Since then she has been featured in multiple videos by Barely Political, including parodies of Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and Catwoman.
In February of the election year 2012, Ettinger collaborated with Obama impressionist Iman Crosson (Alphacat) in the PoliPop video "Glease" which was a spoof of the song "You're the One That I Want" from the film Grease and television series Glee, in which "a smitten Obama seeks the affection of the Obama Girl."A related music single was also released.In April 2012, "Glease" was included as part of the in-flight entertainment line-up for Virgin America airline.
As the 2012 election approached, news organizations mentioned and interviewed Ettinger as a barometer of whether Obama would be re-elected. More than a year before the 2012 election, CNN Newsroom's Brooke Baldwin had remarked, jokingly, that "obviously, the Obama girl is the litmus test for who will win in 2012. In 2012, Ettinger declined to state who she was supporting for President. Sean Hannity interviewed Ettinger on Fox News Channel's Hannity about her level of support for Obama; Ettinger explained that her 2007 Crush on Obama video "encompassed what a lot of Americans were feeling the excitement for hope and change" and that now (June 2012) she hadn't given up on Obama, but added that her options (for voting in November 2012) were open. In a Fox News Channel opinion piece, J.D. Gordon used Ettinger's indecision in 2012 as a specific example of Obama's waning support.

Ettinger was a singer with Obama impersonator Iman Crosson in the music single "Glease" (February 14, 2012; PoliPop, and Maker Studios)
Ettinger released her own music EP titled Queen of the Web (October 29, 2008; Silver Curve Records), the EP including three tracks:[20]
"Second Time"
"Second Time Remix"
In an August 2008 interview, Wired magazine asked Ettinger about "her double life as an online sensation and actual person," with Ettinger describing her background in fashion design, modeling and acting. Ettinger said that she was not singing about Obama in the EP's songs, and staking out her own musical identity after lip-synching the 2007 "I've Got a Crush" video, Ettinger explained that "Obama Girl’s going to sing about Obama, but Amber Lee Ettinger’s going to sing about other things that are going on in her life.
Other Projects

On March 10, 2010, she appeared on Shear Genius as one of the models to be styled for headshots.[22] In mid 2010, Ettinger became a correspondent on fashion for the network WPIX in NYC. On December 17, 2012, she appeared on the game show Take It All hosted by Howie Mandel making it to the final round. She chose "Keep Mine" while her opponent chose "Take It All" and took everything winning in excess of $500k.


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!

Bikini Jam 21...Oh what a week!!!!!.........
How much fun did I have regardless of the fact I was eaten Alive by Puerto Vallarta bugs,was so busy most of the time I forgot to eat, almost got struck by lightening..( Ben knows what Im talking about.. : ) for the first time in my life had to worry about a hurricane, had a breakdown in the computer lounge, Brian and Dan if it wasnt for all your help, who knows!! thank you so much!), my dress breaking right before the Awards ceremony (thanks Jessie! the safety pin worked wonders, wish I had one for you!) and lastly losing my passport momentarily before my flight back to NYC...regardless of all that I had a blast!!
thank you to everyone who supported me throughout the week, making TOP 10 in both Ujena and One Model Place was a huge honor! And a Special Special thank you to Bennett Productions, what a huge honor to be chosen to work with you guys, I can't wait!!!!!


Born- Oct 2

Sign- Libra

Pets? Yorkshire Terrier

Favorite Food- Ice cream, actually all foods!

Favorite Drink- Miami Vice which is a pina colada strawberry Daquiri mixed.

Favorite thing to do- Go out to eat

Favorite actor- Denzel Washington
Favorite Actress- Angelina Jolie

Favorite Movies- Flowers in the Attic & Man on Fire

Favorite Sport- Basketball

Inspirations? My mom is definitely my biggest inspiration. She has proven you can do anything you set your mind to. We are each others biggest fans.


Amber Lee Ettinger is the star of the internet hit, "I got a Crush on Obama," the fastest growing viral video in the history of political videos. In less than 3 days it reached 1 million hits on youtube. It received unprecedented  media attention,  with over 300 local broadcast stories, in depth segments on all the major cable news media outlets (CNN, MSNBC, Fox News) and mainstream broadcast coverage including Good Morning America, the Tonight Show  and  VH1's the Best Week Ever.

Amber has also been featured in over 100 US publications including Business Week, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post as well as international publications like the Times Online (UK),  iAfrica.com, Taipei Times, China Post, Sydney Morning Herald, and Irish Independent.

Named E! Channel  #1 Hottest Women one the Web,  one of the Most Influential Women of 2007 as well as biggest web video of 2007 by People magazine...the AP...Newsweek...and AOL.

Please check out my personal website and Jewelry line!
Twitter & Instagram @Amberettinger


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