Amanda Laine is a Canadian model who was born on February 12, 1992 in Orillia, Ontario. Her passion for modeling blossomed after enter a modeling contest on a whim during her 15th birthday, which kickstarted her international career as she won first place. Soon after, she was named as one of the top ten newcomers in 2008 by models.com and style.com.
Shortly after winning the modeling contest, she signed a three-year contract with Supreme Management. Amanda Laine then made her first appearance on the runway at the beginning of 2008, when she walked for Rad Hourani and Alexander Wang during New York Fashion Week. Within the same season, she opens for Miu Miu and Alexander McQueen. During a Prada show in Milan, she was referred to as a “Canadian teen supermodel” by the Toronto Star. Laine also closed the Louis Vuitton show in Paris to put an end to her successful first year as a model.
Laine continued to work with some of the hottest brands and fashion designers in the industry, among them Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Ferretti, Burberry and Philosophy di Alberta. In addition, she has appeared in editorials for a long line of magazines, including Harper's Bazaar, W, Italian Vogue and Interview. New York magazine did a special spread on Amanda Laine where they showcased her apartment in the city.
Although she spent most of her career focusing on runway shows rather than advertising campaigns that did not stop her from receiving recognition from David Sims. In 2009, she was photographed by Sims as one of the new faces of Balenciaga. She then appeared in editorials for W, Harpers Bazaar and twice for Italian Vogue. After skipping fashion week in February of 2010 and opening the spring Anne Valerie Hash show in Paris, she walked the spring Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Yohji Yamamoto, Dolce & Gabbana and Isaac Mizrahi shows in Paris, Milan, and New York.
Aside from modeling, Amanda Laine also has a love for sports. Often described as a “tomboy” while growing up, some of her favorite sports basketball, lacrosse, skiing and her favorite is hockey. Laine also plays the piano and spends her spare time with her friends, which includes Carolina Pantoliano, who is also a model. Together, they share a passion for traveling and have ventured to many destinations, including India and Rome.