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?
Amanda: Since it is the very early stages most of the site has been targeting the female audience, but McCrae is in the process of adding his flare to the site as well.
BBN: Considering New Year’s is coming up, if you were going to offer “Bubby” a fashion makeover, what would you pick for her from the site?
Amanda: Oy! Besides a personality makeover, Bubby needs some work! For New Years I would definitely use the Agadir Hair shield and blow out her hair, and make her glisten in the Keratin Sparkle and Shine. I would put a gorgeous Gold Star Crown on Bubby, and dress her in one of my fashionable sweaters.
BBN: What else have you been up to since the end of Big Brother 15? Any other plans on the horizon or is your focus on TRM for now?
Amanda: My focus right now is TRM. I am going to a jewelry trade show in January because we will be adding a jewelry section to the site. It’s important for me to travel, look how fashion is evolving, and listen to what my fans are looking for. McCrae is hard at work at his new job, and it is a really exciting time for the both of us. There’s nothing better than not only growing, but growing together. Which is exactly what we are doing. Now… if only I can find cute snow pants for a Minnesota Christmas!
BBN: Thanks, Amanda! Best of luck with the new website.
Amanda has been posting a lot of pictures of the products from her website as she tries them out and gives them her stamp of approval. Check them out below and then visit her site, TheRoyalMafia.com, to see what she’s got to offer there.
She is mean. Not interested.
Shame on you Rebecca, you’re just a mean hater. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, that’s why she was so easily manipulated by the REAL MEAN PERSON, ELISSA. Just my opinion. Not interested in anything Reilly that’s for sure. Biggest mistake BB15 made this past season.
Yuck why do we care. Fashion she was always in bed.
the TRM webstore is a ripoff. items are so overpriced. you can find the exact items elsewhere for 75% to 85% cheaper. the sad thing of all this is seeing the naive fans supporting this racist.
Totally agree, the prices are ridiculous. Guess she feels, “Get the $$ and run.” She would never give a refund cuz the $$ will already be spent on booze and drugs for her and McCrae………
What a nasty post. Why bother? Don’t you have any puppies to kick? Shame on you. In this holiday season with real problems in this world, why don’t you do something nice for mankind? Tired of Amanda getting bashed by horrible people who spew their venom from the basement of their troll homes. Get a life.
This post is clearly from one of the worst type of people. They hide behind their screen and post hateful things to hurt people who can’t fight back. Hope Santa puts coal in your stocking hater.
Are these clothes you can wear and NEVER wash?
She has no style as we all saw on the show. She isn’t a nice person but a passive/aggressive crazy that likes to stir crap. And she is still a bully.
Hey Big Brother Network….are you crazy?! Why the hell would you even interview this pig?
You people are disgusting. Get off your high horses! She’s a human being, and none of you know her. The game is over. Move on. She isn’t a racist. The only people adding to hatred is YOU. You do exactly what you accuse her of. Hypocrites. And I guarantee you if Amanda was a MALE, you would be singing a different tune. That’s gender discrimination on your part!
Love you, Amanda! Too bad there are so many ignorant fools who can’t see how awesome of a person you are!
People defending her must be just like her!
a racist will always defend a racist.
Where the hell did you get that name!
Oh, that’s rascist
What does being male have anything to do with her attitude in the game?
The most interesting thing about the interview was her mention that McCrae has a new job. What is it?
This is hilarious!!! What a joke. People will never forget her stint on BB15. The label “Racist” will always be attached to her no matter what. Nobody is going to purchase this junk.
Gabby, I don’t agree with you. She’s not a rascist. Just an average person who was on a reality show who never saw the live feeds in her life. If you had a mike on you I’m sure you’d say something stupid. As is evident in your recent mean spirited post. shame on you. Especially in this holiday season. Are you so perfect and never said something you didn’t mean? Think before you post hate.
I wouldn’t say she’s racist. I’d say she was aggressive and cruel. Plus it doesn’t matter if you’ve been locked up it doesn’t excuse how you act
Haha she changed it from “McCranda Mafia” to “The Royal Mafia” I guess she knows she’ll be the one to inherit the fanbase when they inevitably split up. Better to not have McCrae’s name attached to it.
Wonder why there are still those “fans” that are Amanda obsessed still doggedly following her every move and making mean remarks.
Keep up all the positive helpful things. Appreciate hearing about all your fund raising for Tilly. you and McCrae can hold your heads high. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. enjoy your family visit in Minnesota.