Friday, May 29, 2009

Mandy on AOTS's Women of the Web

Featuring sexy salesgirls!

Mandy's number 6 on the list ^_^

Great to see that Pepsi ad and That Pepsi Girl still being talked about 4 years later!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Mandy Amano - Mac Chick of the month!

Mandy was just named Mac Chick of the month (for the month of June) on!

Named “The Asian Audrey Hepburn…who could kick your ass” by the brilliant and famed comic book headliner, Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers, DareDevil), Mandy’s popularity skyrocketed when she was featured in the Pepsi/I-Tunes ad during the 2005 Super Bowl. Within hours, she became known as “the face that launched 1,000 websites” when the internet exploded with over a thousand fan sites, websites, and blogs dedicated to her all around the world. The most famous was thatpepsigirl, which launched within minutes of the commercial’s debut.

Read the rest of the article here!

Fact: I'm a Mac user myself! (PowerBook G4, iBook G3, iBook G4, MacBook Pro, 24" iMac; all at home! Go Apple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Mandy's on MySpace!

Back again with another not-so update! I got an e-mail from Mandy's manager a coupla months ago about her profile on MySpace. You might already know about it but for those who don't, read on for the address!

Thought you'd like to know and get the word out that Mandy has finally put herself up on MySpace (there was a Fraudulent account that was just taken down recently). It is launched as of today and thought it only fair that you be one of the first to know.

There are a few basic pictures as well as the Pepsi Ad, a kudos to you and your site, as well her Maxim video shoot is pending on the site and should be active soon.

Thanks again for all of your support over the years.


(I originally posted this on my other site back in March. I seriously need to update this site more! Anybody wanna help out? Send me an e-mail!)

It's been just about over a year now since i made That Pepsi Girl and i still get e-mailed about that website every now and then.

Alright, so i haven't exactly been keeping that site updated much. At all really. But i should though. Mandy's got quite a few things going on lately. I even had this director dude e-mail me about this short film he made starring Mandy. Dude was cool enough to even send over a coupla production photos and even offered to send me a free DVD. Check out the website for that little flick of his if anybody's interested. It's called 'Alone'.

Anyhow, i'm not sure if i ever mentioned it but Mandy was actually nice enough to mail me an autographed copy of that issue of Maxim that i got her in. Haha. How awesome is that. Actually being able to say that i got somebody into Maxim. She also sent over one of her headshots. Signed too of course.

I love it.

And what she said about her Maxim shot made me chuckle.

Funny thing is, if you ever heard that radio interview that me and her did for the Kevin and Bean show, turns out that i actually DO end up having two copies of that issue of Maxim. One to read and one to... you know...

See because i kinda joked about getting two copies... and then i actually ended up getting two copies... and then i...

Okay so maybe it isn't really funny... at all.


Oh and by the way, this arrived in my inbox a coupla days ago.

I just put in a search for Mandy Amano in iTunes/podcasts and found this interview of Mandy on a podcast called Framed. It's about filmmaking, but has a great, long interview with Mandy. She sounds so cute!

Thought you might like to know. They have a website where you can download the file, but I got it through the Itunes site here

Thanks for the tip Mark.

On this first episode, the guys are visited by That Pepsi Girl, Mandy Amano for a chat about life, independent film and what makes acting fun.

Haha. They still call her 'That Pepsi Girl'.


Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Wizard Q+A

It's up and running if you haven't already checked it out.


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Mandy interview in Wizard Magazine

What's up Mandy fans. Long time no update.

Anyhow, i just got an e-mail from the Editorial Director over at Wizard Magazine about an interview they did with Mandy in their latest issue, which just came out today. So you definitely wanna pick up that issue if you can. They're also gonna run an extended interview over at the Wizard Universe website next Tuesday, so don't forget to check that out once it's live.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Mandy Amano interview

The guys at The Go Guys Show managed to get an interview with Mandy while they were at Comic-Con.

Listen to the interview here where she talks about comics and her upcoming projects (including a new commercial that's coming out "anytime now"!).

Pics here and here.
I met her in person this past weekend at Comic Con.... DAMN.... she's even hotter in person than the in the Maxim pics!!! Didn't have the Maxim, so I asked if she could sign my pepsi bottle and she did, took some pics with her, and even got a few comics from her dad. She's sooo hot.... and her dad's comics are pretty cool.

- Random dude who met her at Comic-Con

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Maxim Online video

I got an e-mail from the people at Maxim the other day. They have an exclusive behind the scenes video of Mandy's photo shoot session online.

You can watch the video here.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Mandy on IGN?

Mandy was recently mentioned in the mailbag section of IGN's Babes channel.
Hey guys,

You graced us w/ the wonderful Jessica Chobot for all of us video game nuts, but how about giving some love to the comic fans.

Mandy Amano gained some fame for airing in an iTunes/Pepsi Super Bowl commercial. She sparked an internet blog and has her own website:

Get us an interview IGN!!


You guys should really check out those links. Wow. I might have to make sure not to let Chris get this one. A couple issues of Wizard and I'll be ready for her.

Let's hope IGN gets that interview!

Monday, May 30, 2005

What a stalker

A post i found on someone's Xanga.
I finally found out her name

It's Mandy Amano. You know, "Pepsi Girl"? Like the girl on the Pepsi-iTunes commercial during the Super Bowl? As with any guy that watched it, I instantly fell in love. My mind switched into stalker mode -- just had to find out more about her! Turns out she already has a popular fan-blog right HERE made by an adoring fan (stupid punk beat me to it). Combined, she only had less than 10 seconds of air-time in the commercial but her impact has been tremendous, and her appeal partly comes from her comic book loving background. Now that I know I have to share her with 10,000,000 other stalkers, it cooled off my passion a bit.

But today, I was sitting at the bus stop just thinking about her and wondering what the odds would be to run into her. I stared around around the corner to see if I could jinx myself to make it come true, but after 10 minutes... nothing. So the bus comes and I'm now in a downtrodden mood. As I clamber up the steps into the empty bus, I look up... and WHoA! There she is! Or at least a look-a-like. She blessed me with a smile but I totally lost my balance (must have blushed too) and all sense of direction as I picked out an inconspicuous seat -- not too far away but not too close. As (un)fortune would have it, a fat lady sat in between us and blocked my view. But that's ok, I think I was fidgeting and nervous the whole time. Eventually I had to part from that bus but this incident totally made my day . I'm so easy to please.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

So in semi-related news

That Diet Coke Girl? Her name is Nicole Vicious according to this and this.
Her name is Nicole Vicious... She is an actress from New York and one of the sweetest girls to work with!

The more you know!

Added: Or maybe it's spelt Vicius.
this is what the internet needs right now. innocent, happy, cool, sweet girls..on rollerskates ;)

- ThatDietCokeGirl

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Beverage blogs

I found an article on that mentions this Pepsi Girl blog. It's a good read. Here's an excerpt:
Affinity brands have long generated their own word of mouth and Web content. Consider at brands such as Apple. Consumer products companies have it, too. Check out the recently launched Gatorade blog and the popular That Pepsi Girl blog for examples of unlikely customer/fan work. These sites may not be as flashy as commercially produced viral stuff (see Viralmeister for examples), but in many ways they're actually better. They're authentic, or very accurate facsimiles of authenticity.

- Can Viral Marketing Be Serious?

Read more

So we have a Pepsi blog and Gatorade blog. No Coke blog? Somebody's gotta be a Coke fan out there.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

That Diet Coke Girl?

Found a post on another blog comparing one of the new Diet Coke TV ads, 'Sparkle' (see the ad here), to the Pepsi/iTunes ads:
First off, Diet Coke now has Splenda. Its a Nutrasweet like artificial sweetner. But this lead to a few of their new advertising campaigns with the likes of Adrianne Brody doing the "Bounce". But the important thing is in one of the latest commercials to come out last week was the "Sparkle" commercial. U can see all these at the Diet Coke Website under thier little commercial section. Now the Wang has noticed that unders "Sparkle" they go with the hip route, using a song by Oakenfold and even using this yong blonde girl. I think this is Coke's answer to the Pepsi Girl, Mandy Amano of superbowl ass shaking fame. Still i think the blonde care-free roller skate look, works with the sunset and the Santa Monica beach look. And the Wang likes. So if the cola commercial battles will lead to cute girl intro casualties like these, then the Wang says let the War of Colas begin!!


So... anybody know who That Diet Coke Girl is?


Sunday, May 08, 2005

IMDB links

Mandy's IMDB profile was recently updated again with more info and some miscellaneous Mandy links (including this site!) amongst other things, but more interestingly, a Yahoo! Group dedicated to her (and nope, i didn't make that one!). So check it all out.

Added: Oh and just recently, Mandy was also featured as Artist of the Week over at!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

This blog is not a piece of viral marketing!

Or is it?!

I found a pretty interesting post about this Pepsi Girl blog over at Clive Thompson's blog, who also writes for The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine and Wired, among others. Here's an excerpt.
During the Superbowl, Pepsi ran an ad called "Pop the Music", which technically was supposed to be a spot for its iTunes tie-in. But the commercial inadvertantly made a star out of a Mandy Amano, a woman who appears in the ad for about three or four seconds. Geeks swooned over her and began posting frantic mash notes on discussion boards planetwide.

Read more

Also, Brand Noise reports:
People are dedicating serious time to following the every move of the models in commercials. The two current objects of desire are "That Pepsi Girl" and "The Blonde Old Navy Girl". These sites demonstrate the new "layered" reality to advertising.

Read more

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Mandy's STARmeter: #1!!!

Got this via e-mail:

Thanks to IMDb featuring TPG on their normal page, TPG has leapt to NUMBER ONE on IMDbPro's StarMeter ranking! Usually that's reserved for the likes of Brad Pitt or Lindsay Lohan.


Once again, here's the full screenshot just in case it's not there anymore!