- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- I'm actually a...
- Black belt in karate
- My quote on life
- Life isn't quotes about life.
- On self-confidence:
- It's so important not to compare yourself to other people, as everybody is different.
There was ample evidence Amanda was destined to conquer the world early on. This badass babe earned her first-degree black belt in karate at age 11, ran varsity track while maintaining straight A’s in high school and celebrated her 18th birthday by skydiving— freefalling from a plane at 120 mph. “It feels as though you’re floating. It was amazing,” Cerny recalls of the experience. “Then again, I’m kind of a thrill junkie—I want to bungee jump and white-water raft. Honestly, I want to do everything I can think of!”
Cerny has and continues to do it all—especially when it comes to celebrating and enjoying life. She’s traveled around the globe and counts Spain, Germany and France among her favorite countries. Her life mantra comes from the wise words of a world famous and beloved children’s author. “One of my favorite quotes is from Dr. Seuss,” she explained to Playboy. “It goes, ‘If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.’”
“Fun is important! I don’t want to be the person who says, ‘That would be a nice thing to do’ and then never does it,” Cerny continues. “I want to have a life where I can say, I did that and it was awesome!” So, take a good long glance and be sure to get acquainted, because Amanda Cerny is the phrase, ‘did that’ personified.