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Who is Amanda Elise Lee?
Born on December 13, 1986 in Canada, Amanda Elise Lee is a social media personality and a fitness trainer, best known for finding fame through the social media platform Instagram. She has millions of followers on her account documenting her fitness journey and showing off the results on her body.
The Wealth of Amanda Elise Lee
As of early 2020, Amanda Elise Lee’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, largely earned through a successful online career, having acquired numerous endorsements and partnerships as part of her job. She also writes which has also contributed to her earnings.
Early life and education
While Amanda Elise was born in Canada, her family later moved to Beverly Hills and her father bought a house for the family as he was quite wealthy. Growing up in a very privileged environment, she described Beverly Hills as Instagram in real life, with people always wearing designer clothes and displaying their new cars. However, things got tough for her when her parents divorced.
It is unknown if the divorce affected their situation or if they stayed in Beverly Hills. She tried to get past it by taking up writing and thought about a career in journalism during high school.
After graduating from college, she enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College, a New York private school known for its one-to-one system. They offer performing arts and writing courses which is one of the reasons she enrolled in the school. It also encourages independent study, although the name of the school has become controversial in recent years due to Sarah Lawrence College sex cult issue.
While Lee was nowhere near the trouble surrounding Sarah Lawrence, she didn’t pursue journalism as a career path, instead discovering a love for fitness. Before completing her college education, she regularly went to the gym and developed a passion for teaching others.
She completed fitness trainer certification and then created an account on Instagram to market her expertise, skills, abilities and services, a tactic used by many independent fitness trainers. One of the reasons why this was very effective Instagram was because they could show parts of their training as well as the results through photo or video posts.
Although many people discouraged her, she remained diligent with her promotions and eventually got a few clients who began to build her wealth. About 80,000 people followed her when she met reality TV personality and fellow social media star Michelle Game.
After the two worked together on fitness, Game wanted to promote her, and the two posted photos to each other’s social media accounts. This helped her considerably as her following grew enormously, reaching hundreds of thousands in a very short time.
Social media star
While still intending to continue her career as a fitness trainer, Amanda Elise found herself getting a lot more attention through photos that showcased her assets. She loved to show off the results of her workouts by wearing bikinis and other form-fitting clothes. By posting more sensual and seductive pictures, she quickly reached the millions of followers.
Hence, she decided to stick with this type of content, which the majority of her followers love.
Due to her huge following, companies started taking notice and contacting her to make sponsored posts, for which she would get a significant amount of money. She became a model of the Fashion Nova store brand and promoted some of their clothes through posts. Fashion Nova is one of the more recently popular clothing brands that use Instagram models for promotion. She also became a model for the energy drink company Bang Energy, which also focuses its marketing and advertising through social media personalities.
She also became a writer and used her journalism background to write about fitness for the online publication “cat– the company is known to be owned by Kourtney Kardashian and has several Kardashian family members.
Mental health issues
Working as an Instagram personality can be a lot stressful job, like many online jobs that often rely on a huge following. To help with her photos, she often enlists the help of her mother, who takes hundreds of photos of her from time to time. This also means that the two would have to go through different hairstyles and clothes to provide content to her followers.
She tries not to stick to a very strict schedule, especially when her content is not good. She’s gotten used to many of the negative comments on her posts, but still occasionally feels anxious when she thinks about whether or not she’s done a good job.
Many people are also very superficial online, and Amanda has had tens of thousands of followers leave her just because she didn’t post a picture of herself in a bikini. However, she later got past that and decided to stay true to what she wants to post instead of what everyone else wants.
She has also expressed a desire to help others, especially other fitness-focused Instagram models who want to find their breakthrough on the website. She tries to do her best in her posts to inspire them as well.
Amanda Elise is single and although she doesn’t talk much about romantic relationships, she said she once had a boyfriend when she first started online. They are not together anymore because he was very discouraging when it came to her career choice. She said in an interview that she is very much attracted to confident men who are very progressive and know what they want. She also enjoys traveling and posts about her travels in her spare time.