Announcing Miss January 2012
Congratulations to 20-year old Amber Griggs from Destin, Florida! We caught up with her for a quick QnA...
TransWorld SURF: How did you hear about the TransWorld SURF Model Search?
Amber Griggs: To be honest, I follow Ashley Sky's work pretty close. She was TransWorld SURF'S Miss June 2011. She's been a huge inspiration of mine. She motivated me to put myself out there; look where it got me!
What do you do for work?
When I'm not modeling I live the glorious life of a waitress! I have a terrible habit of doing too many things though... I also dabble in photography, graphic design, and marketing.
What's your nationality?
As Toby Keith would say... I'm made in America.
Got a boyfriend?
Sorry guys, but I do. It works out great for the male readers of TransWorld SURF though--he's extremely supportive of my modeling career.
Would you consider yourself a surfer girl?
I've always been a beach girl but I never learned to surf since I lived on the Gulf. The only time we can surf in Destin is during a hurricane! I live on the East Coast now though... So, who's going to teach me to surf?
If you could go on a trip anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I always wished I was Italian--they are so beautiful and friendly. They have beaches and gorgeous countryside. Plus, the way to my heart is through my stomach and the Italians are known for amazing food & wine!
Secret and/or hidden talent?
It's not a huge secret...but I love art. I draw people mostly. My favorite mediums are charcoal or chalk pastels.
Tell us something about yourself that nobody knows...
When I was three years old I ran away. I was jealous of my newborn baby brother. I got about five blocks and across the major highway on the Air Force base before getting stopped by two 13-year old girls. They asked where I lived; I refused to tell them. When my parents realized I wasn't with either of them and they tracked me down. My response for running away was "You have Alex, you don't need me anymore." I'm still just as independent and stubborn...but I like to think I'm a little less selfish.
I love to travel.
I'm Cherokee, French, Irish, & Welsh.
People tell me I either look like Audrina Patridge or Megan Fox (the latter has only been a few times.)
It would be amazing to model for Victoria's Secret or the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
I love dogs. I want a black & white husky with blue eyes!
I like fast cars & big trucks.
I love rock & country music.
I have always wanted to go skeet shooting.
Celeb Idol of the moment is Nina Dobrev.
Celeb crush is Ian Somerhalder... adored him since his modeling days.
I love mysteries... New favorite book series is the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.'
Batman was always my favorite super hero. I liked the dark, mysterious types.
I love football (Redskins/Gators,) Soccer (Manchester United/USA,) and Hockey (Capitals.)
I played soccer, ran track & cross-country.
I've liked vampire books & movies since Anne Rice.
I love sea opal; it reminds me of the ocean.
I love being tan in a bikini & cut-offs.
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Movie: Fight Club
Favorite Song: Carry on my Wayward Son by Kansas
Favorite Band: AC/DC