Amanda Zuckerman made headlines as an outspoken HG on Big Brother 15 and now that she’s out of the Big Brother house she’s set her sights on fashion. Just this month Amanda launched a brand new fashion blog and online store, TheRoyalMafia.com. We caught up with her for a chance to hear about what inspired the site, how it’s been for her getting it started, and where she’s taking the site next.
Big Brother Network: You’ve just launched a new online fashion blog and store, TheRoyalMafia.com. Tell us all about it. What sort of things can readers find there?
Amanda Zuckerman: I’ve always been very unique with my taste in fashion. I like what I like, and I own what I wear. I got a lot of positive feedback on my unique style, especially with the accessories that I wear, and I wanted to share my passion for fashion, which is why I launched the site. My blog is focused on my personal experience growing in the fashion world, the good, bad, and the ugly. We are editing a new vlog right now with a video I took while helping out at the Fashions Fight Charity event which supports research on Parkinson’s disease.
BBN: Where did you get the idea to start the site?
Amanda: I’ve always wanted to be involved in fashion. My father owned a dress line called “Amanda Joy” and I grew up around it. With my fathers knowledge, the support of my family and friends, and especially the fans, I’ve decided now is the perfect time to launch a site that expresses my style.
BBN: What has been the best part of launching TRM?
Amanda: The best part of launching TRM is seeing my fans and customers in the products I’ve hand selected and love myself. There’s nothing on the site I don’t own/use/wear myself, and it’s amazing sharing that with everyone. It’s awesome doing something that you love.
BBN: What is your plan for the site?
Amanda: We are in the beginning process, so there’s a lot of learning. Right now I work with a couple of local manufacturers getting their product out there. Eventually I would like to have hundreds of products that I love, so I can share it with everyone. I am also in the early stages of developing my very own Organic Vegan makeup line. There aren’t many out there, I think it’s important to look beautiful in a way that is natural, and doesn’t contain harmful chemicals on your skin. There is absolutely NO product testing on animals. I’m looking at the makeup brushes as we speak.
BBN: Has McCrae been helping you? Maybe finding the best bandanas out there?
These Big Brother 15 HGs can’t get enough of each other even months after the season has ended! This weekend we found out three former allies were getting back together for some fun in Chicago and maybe even a little talk of a new alliance.
Elissa Slater, Helen Kim Fitzpatrick, and Candice Stewart caught up in the Windy City to take in a Beyonce concert, a few drinks, a little shopping, go kart racing, and even some time out on the ice. It wasn’t just the ladies either as they shared pictures of significant others and some very happy children enjoying all the activities.
The ladies even ran in to Keith (BB13) and threw together a little “Charlie’s Angels” pose with him referencing back to his plan of a team of female allies designed to do his dirty work. I’m guessing that idea worked out better this time around!
Check out their pictures below and see all the fun they were up to this weekend!
Update: Helen, Elissa, & Candice posted more pictures from their Chicago trip including some ice skating fun. Check out the new pics!
Hayden Moss finally knows what it feels like to be voted out. After winning Big Brother a few years back on BB12 he took a chance at another CBS reality show: Survivor. Coming in to the season with his girlfriend Kat Edorsson as part of the Blood Vs Water twist we were excited to see the first crossover player between the two series.
After last night’s episode of Survivor Hayden has now officially been voted out of a competition. But wait, he’s not done yet. Hayden was eliminated from the Kasama tribe but he’ll now head to Redemption Island for a shot at getting back in to the game. There’s just one episode left so we’ll see how it all turns out on the Survivor finale.
Of course, before the first episode ever aired we heard some interesting rumors of spoilers on just how well Hayden did. With those details in mind we have a good idea of how this Survivor finale will turn out for Hayden.
Now check out the gallery below and click through the photos from Hayden’s time on Survivor. Join us at SurvivorFandom.com for Sunday’s season finale live blog!
This past weekend former Big Brother Houseguests came together for the Toys For Tots charity to help raise attention for the organization’s efforts to collect donations and toys for Christmas. The organization is run by the US Marine Corps Reserve, founded in 1947, and distributes toys to children who might otherwise face a giftless Christmas. So yeah, they’re pretty great and we think these HGs are too for doing this.
There were a lot of familiar Big Brother faces who traveled to the event this weekend including Elissa Slater, Judd Daugherty, Jessie Kowalski, Kara Monaco, Joe Arvin, Shane Meaney, Adam Poch, Michelle Costa, and Michael “Cowboy” Ellis. There may have been even more and I’ll update that list if I discover anyone left off.
Update: More pics added from the Big Brother get together!
Big Brother HGs were definitely enjoying the opportunity to get back together and meeting some of the other alumni for the first time. It’s always fun to see the seasons mingle and make new friends and reunite old ones as well.
There’s still time to donate locally for Toys For Tots or you can donate online through their official website here. Lots of good opportunities to help out there!
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It’s hard to imagine McCrae Olson without his scruffy, signature look and his Big Brother fans can rest easy that even after he took a pair of scissors to his shaggy top this weekend but managed keep most of his locks intact. Mostly.
Sure, he didn’t end up taking that much off, but it’s definitely shorter and a different look. Of course him being vertical instead of laying in that corner bed is also a new look, so maybe change is good here.
What do you think of McCrae’s new haircut? Should he take even more off the top or let it grow back out to it’s full BB15 glory? Sound off in the comments below and check out all the pics to see how it turned out!
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed their holiday with family and friends. Many of the Big Brother houseguests were doing just that shared pictures of their own Thanksgiving.
Judd was relaxing with his family, Helen showed off some fun T-day costumes with her boys, and even Jordan had some company waiting for the turkey to finish cooking. Then you’ve also got Jessie relaxing after a feast, Candice out at the National American Miss Pageant in California, and Aaryn enjoying a drink with her Thanksgiving. Even McCranda got together for the holiday on a vacation trip with her big family.
Looks like everyone was having a great Thanksgiving and we hope you did too!
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- Big Brother 15’s Amanda Zuckerman Launches Fashion StoreSource: Big Brother Access | Published on 2013-12-19
- Hayden Moss Says Big Brother Was Easy, Survivor Was WarSource: Big Brother Access | Published on 2013-12-18
- Big Brother Canada Spoilers: First Season 2 Promo Video!Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2013-12-17
- Big Brother Star Britney Haynes’ Baby Tilly Cancer Free!Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2013-12-16
- Big Brother 2013 Spoilers: Elissa, Helen & Candice Have Chicago Fun! (PHOTOS)Source: Big Big Brother | Published on 2013-12-16
- Big Brother 15 Mom Squad Reunites and Candice Stewart’s New Boyfriend! [PHOTOS]Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2013-12-16
- Survivor 2013 Finale Recap: Who Won Survivor Blood vs Water?Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2013-12-16
- Survivor Season 27 Recap: Finale – Can Hayden Moss Come Back And Win?Source: Big Big Brother | Published on 2013-12-16
- Survivor Season 27 Spoilers: Preview for Tonight’s Finale (VIDEO)Source: Big Big Brother | Published on 2013-12-15
- Survivor 2013 Spoilers: Who Wins Survivor Blood vs Water?Source: Big Brother Access | Published on 2013-12-15