Amanda Griffin (born Amanda Claire Ricardo Griffin on 28 September
1979 in Windsor, Berkshire) is an English model and television
personality in the Philippines. Griffin is the eldest of three
children born in Windsor to an English father and a Filipino mother.
She spent her childhood growing up in Britain, the United States,
Australia and in the Philippines, where she is currently based. She
attended a university in Australia and has degrees in both
Communications and Business.
Since she was 14, Griffin has modelled for numerous designers and
brands both in the
Philippines and other countries in Asia, where she
has also graced the covers of different magazines. Aside from
modelling, Griffin is also an entrepreneur, being the proprietor of
Tabu swimwear and event management "fatally femme productions", and a
recognisable face on television. Together with top Filipino model,
Angel Aquino and TV journalist, Daphne Oseña-Paez, Griffin was also a
ABS-CBN (eventually moved to Studio 23) lifestyle/fashion
weekly show, F!. She also co-hosted the info-travel show Team Explorer
on ABS-CBN's sister station, Studio 23.
Griffin was crowned as Philippines' Sexiest Vegetarian of 2013 by PETA
In 2013 Griffin joined the PETA campaign to free Mali from
captivity in Manila Zoo and have her transferred to Boon Lott's
Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. She posed for a photo shoot with
Sanya Smith, Geneva Cruz, Ornussa Cadness, Mia Ayesa, ETC HQ host,
Julia Sniegowski, The Amazing Race
Philippines contestant Sheena Vera
Cruz and Daiana Menezes, who were all asking for Mali to be freed.
She was once a VJ/presenter on the Asian music TV channel, Channel V.
She was one of the first VJs of
Studio 23 in the Philippines.
She appeared on the cover of FHM Philippines' November 2006 issue.
^ free Mali
^ Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary
^ FHM Philippines
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