Although Fox's decadent summer sexcapade Paradise Hotel boasts more bikini-clad babes than Daytona Beach at spring break, where the show's boys were was almost always wherever bodacious Amanda was and with good reason. Not only does the 22-year-old resort concierge possess a heavenly body, but her manner is refreshingly down-to-earth. Here, the not-necessarily-swinging single opens up to TV Guide Online about her sometimes-murky motivations, her distorted image and Toni the incredible she-Hulk.
TV Guide Online: Since you fibbed to your boyfriend, Jason, that you'd only kissed Beau and, by now, like us, he must have seen you making out with Alex, Zack and Matt, too is it safe to assume that your rekindled relationship didn't work out?
Amanda: If you look at the tapes, you will never see me touching lips with Alex, Matt or Zach it's people assuming what they would like to see. Jason understands what the whole editing process can do; I had explained that. So he and I are fine now. He's very understanding.
TVGO: He sounds like a prince. So how come you didn't leave with him when he asked you to?
Amanda: I felt that I had made some sacrifices early in our relationship. And I also knew that when I got home, he would be there, so I figured, "Let me stay here." He ended up supporting me in my decision to see how far I would have gotten in the game. [He] was my real life, and Paradise Hotel was my fun life.
TVGO: If you can call living with Toni fun. C'mon, tell the truth wouldn't you have popped her one if she hadn't been built like a pro wrestler?
Amanda: Um, no. The arguments that Toni and I got into... (Pauses thoughtfully.) I know her personality, and if I let her go off, then when she cools down, she always came back and we discussed [the problem]. That's her reaction to pop like that. That's just her personality. My personality is just one of sitting down and letting the person cool off. She has a great heart; she just has a very, very short temper. (Laughs.)
TVGO: Speaking of hearts, whose got broken on Paradise Hotel yours or beau Beau's?
Amanda: There were no hearts involved. In the beginning, we both did like each other. But I think I held on a little bit too tight, and that scared him. Toward the end, we decided to just be friends. I left as one of his friends, and, hopefully, when he's off the show, we'll still have a relationship as friends. He's probably the one person I trust that's still there.
TVGO: So wait a minute, this is just hitting me the only guys you kissed the whole time you were there were Beau and Jason?!
Amanda: Yes. I really just didn't want to kiss anybody else, because everybody there is just swapping spit. It got to a point where I just said, "I don't need to be part of that." I pecked everybody on the lips during the kissing game, then I walked away.
TVGO: Great. Thanks a lot. That totally blows my question about which of the quicker pucker-uppers was the best.
Amanda: (Laughs.) Well, I can tell you that Beau is an amazing kisser. We both agreed that the other was a good kisser.