I was once a television commercial star. This commercial featured my cat Muffin and me lounging on a blanket in front of a fireplace. I was wearing a pink fuzzy housecoat. Muffin was not. I was the perfect actress because I was precocious, intelligent and looked a good three years younger than I actually was. Those are the makings of a child star, right there. People raved about my performance and called it “the most moving television commercial of 1992.”
Then years later, I appeared in an ad that was printed in the Yellow Pages of the prestigious Waterloo Region phone book. Lots changed between my two appearances. I had grown up and developed an allergy to my dear cat Muffin. I had ditched the housecoat. Because of my intelligence and artistic flair, you could not even tell I was wearing pajama pants under my jeans. Bravo, Amanda. Bravo. Here you could see me elegantly and gracefully changing a furnace filter. It was a touching piece of work, and one that will remain burned in memories for many years to come.
This past March, I made my stunning return to Canadian television. This time, I was cast as “studio audience member”. It was a true honour, and one that I’ll remember for decades. Please watch and be inspired by my two separate appearances below.
First, here I am supporting Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Jones.
And next, sharing the spotlight with Canadian singer/songwriter and Twitter superstar Jann Arden.
In the interest of staying humble and down to earth, I’d like to thank all of the people in my life that made this possible. I couldn’t do it without you. Shout out to Mom, Dad, my siblings, my mentors, my cheerleaders, my friends, my amazing coworkers, my Internet family and my church family. You are truly an inspiration. I get to live out my dreams because of all of you’ve done. This is for YOU! I am so blessed!