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FRESH MEAT: Amanda Sudano-Ramirez

Because we love showing off fresh new talent, we've got the deets on a (semi) newcomer on the music scene.  She's Amanda Sudano-Ramirez.  And thanks to her famous mom, she's already working the ins and outs of the industry.

 

The deets on Amanda when you read on...

She has a striking resemblance to her mother. And she may be on her way to a music career just like her mother’s, but with her own style of music.

 

Amanda is the daughter of disco queen Donna Summer (“Love to Love You,” “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls") and she's following in her fab mother’s footsteps. The gorgeous chick is one half of the music group Johnnyswim that she formed with her now husband Abner Ramirez back in 2006. Not only does Amanda work it out on the mic,  she is also putting her inherited good looks to use.  She's a model and is featured in the Spring/Summer 2010 Louis Vuitton catalog.

 

Amanda and Abner formed their fab band Johnnyswim after they began writing music together:

“I liked [Amanda] so I figured if we wrote songs together, the best way to write more songs together was to be in a band together,” Abner said in an interview for The Insider.

The couple wed in 2009 in a beautiful Florida wedding that has been featured in various wedding publications. Being married and in a band together requires the couple to spend a lot of time together, but it has not been a problem. Amanda has been quoted saying that they were always like two peas in a pod, so being together all the time was never an issue.

 

On almost going down the musical career path:

“It was like my big rebellion not to do music, so I was, ‘I’m going to go to college,’” Amanda said. “I was going to be in the music business but I wasn’t necessarily going to perform myself.”-The Insider

Amanda finally caught the performance bug with Johnnyswim. This duo performs music that somehow manages to blend folk, soul and rock together nicely.

Here are some clips of Johnnyswim doing their thing:

Performing "Human Nature"

"Away I Go"

 

Behind the scenes of her Spring/Summer 2010 Louis Vuitton shoot

 

So are we feelin’ her?

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Wow. Not only smart, but both

Wow. Not only smart, but both of Donna's daughters are drop dead beautiful. I would be proud to bring either one home to my Italian mama, if I ever had a chance. Those who look at skin color miss what life is really about.
Anonymous's picture

We are human beings. If you

We are human beings. If you have an issue with race or color that is your issue and others should not be judged for being free to be themselves because of the low esteem of others. She didn't choose her parents. She's beautiful and talented. For those that hate seek out your purpose in life and you won't have time to hate.
Anonymous's picture

Well it is true that people

Well it is true that people look down on you for being black I live in alabama and experience this but all these comments ain't gonna change that. People don't really understand things until they go through it themselves so don't stunt thed people who never been through but the society that we live in does boost lighter skin preferably white over black, but in the end God has the final say!!!
Anonymous's picture

i knew it! just like the

i knew it! just like the other sudano girl, who played junior's wife on MY WIFE AND KIDS.
DOO BETTER's picture

LOVE her! LOL @ "you're so

LOVE her! LOL @ "you're so loud and brown"...LOL!!!
OhSoHaute's picture

CONGRAts

CONGRAts
monique's picture

Both her & her sister

Both her & her sister Brooklyn are academics. Graduated top of their class, college at Vanderbilt, etc. They're clearly not your run of the mill celebutaunts, so maybe lets hate on the girl for that too. "Damn fake black girls all concerned with edumacation tryna be white!!!"
Anonymous's picture

What are you saying? You have

What are you saying? You have to be broke, homeless, and stupid to be a 'real' black person? I guess Martin Luther King Jr. was having a dream for no reason...
jakeinlove's picture

She's gorgeous. They sound

She's gorgeous. They sound great. Stop being so judgmental. As a darker skinned female this "color-struck" thing is old. YES often times light or mixed skin gets favor when it comes to the media or who certain men to choose to day but it is what it is every one has their own prerogative. It isnt your business. Don't let that make you feel lesser than. Geez folks!!!!! TALENT is talent. They're talented and attractive. Know when you separate your apples & oranges. Don't be angry just to be angry. At the end of the day ........someone elses skin tone makes YOUR life in particular better OR worse. Now a negative attitude???? That's a different story so you might want to look into that.
Anonymous's picture

Bey i try to not even read

Bey i try to not even read the comments on this blog anymore. Some of you ppl are so disgusting. Before even scrolling down I knew you hateful ppl would have something to say about color and interracial dating. So sad. I dont wanna be just as sickening and generalize but Black Americans need to get over this racist ish. Yall love to callout racism when the fact is that some of yall are quite racist too!
Anonymous's picture

"I dont wanna be just as

"I dont wanna be just as sickening and generalize but..." anytime someone makes a statement and then follow it with "but", you know they are about to contradict themselves just as you clearly did. you have succeeded in looking like a hypocrite. guess you can give yourself both a pat on the back and a slap to the face.
aiych's picture

*follows

*follows
aiychch's picture

Totally agree!

Totally agree!
OhSoHaute's picture

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Anonymous's picture

All I can do is smh @ these

All I can do is smh @ these comments I read on these Black websites.
Anonymous's picture

she and her husbad look like

she and her husbad look like brother and sister. Yuck! On a positive note, she is gorgeous and good to see she has talent.
chillchic's picture

SHE DEFININTELY LOOKS LIKE

SHE DEFININTELY LOOKS LIKE HER MAMA DONNA SUMMER...BUT SHE LOOKS MORE HISPANIC THAN BI-RACIAL BLACK/WHITE...I LIKE HER SISTER BROOKLYN WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO MY WIFE & KIDS????
HipHopRoyalty's picture

she's beautiful! will listen

she's beautiful! will listen to the music at home...i thought donna summers had a child by mick jagger???
Anonymous's picture

Cracks me up when people say

Cracks me up when people say someone is beautiful and ends with not because of their skin color...ok well then why? Why is this woman considered beautiful to you besides her inherent caucasion features (i.e. lite skin, "good" hair, small nose)? Go! Pls stop looking befuddled...lol.
Anonymous's picture

Looks like someone has a chip

Looks like someone has a chip on their shoulder. Stop hating. She's an attractive young women. Would you feel better if people said she was ugly because of her features? Her mother is beautiful too.
TheSweetestThingEver!'s picture

well spoken. must be gettin

well spoken. must be gettin paid more than just that 1/30th for this post! we expect more of u... pls keep the real comin, and don't bow down to societal pressures. there are plenty of undiscovered gems that are not as cookie cutter as this one...
RAKattack's picture

She's purty!!

She's purty!!
Scott's picture

Just another nonthreatenin

Just another nonthreatenin half-black chic on the comeup. Shame on Donna for taking the white route.
Anonymous's picture

booooooooooo

booooooooooo
Anonymous's picture

Damn... You cool with Obama?

Damn... You cool with Obama? Everyone here cool with Obama? I can't believe how hardcore everyone here got about the girls gene-pool... Wow. I thought we were proud & celebrated our "mixed" girls on YBF just as much as anyone else? I'm really trippin' reading all these comments. "Shame on Donna for taking the white route"? Really? Her & her Italian American songwriter/producer husband have been married 30 plus years (wikipedia ;-) ) & have two beautiful daughters in the entertainment industry, shocker I know... But why so much hate?
Anonymous's picture

Thank you for posting that!

Thank you for posting that! So true.
Ginny's picture

Unless you're Donna herself,

Unless you're Donna herself, my OPINION is NOT up for debate. SMH @ your directive to Wiki. Lame.
Anonymous's picture

WHY??? if a white man loved

WHY??? if a white man loved her and she loved him, so what? that's why half of the women today are so lonely, because they wont look beyond their own race....so ignorant. The Bible never said Love is for black couples only. Look at the beautiful woman their union produced. Let the dumb ish go!!!!!!
nonsense must stop's picture

... so unevolved and

... so unevolved and self-rejecting ... mind ya 'ugly' biznezz
Anonymous's picture

Child please!!!!!! you dont

Child please!!!!!! you dont even know the definition to those words!! Next!!!!!!!!!
nonsense must stop's picture

SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!

SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!
Anonymous's picture

Wow she is GORGEOUS!!!

Wow she is GORGEOUS!!!
thisizkim's picture

Loving this new section, you

Loving this new section, you should definitely highlight talented people more often. www.citizette.com
lizzy's picture

I know we as a society are

I know we as a society are still color-struck especially when it comes to women, but taking your frustration out on this young talent couple does nothing to fight the against racism.. I wish them success in their career and marriage.
Pretty Paige's picture

Don't know about anybody

Don't know about anybody else, but not thinking this woman is special in looks or talent is not taking something out on her. Is it okay to just not be impressed?
Anonymous's picture

I think throwing some light

I think throwing some light on a relatively-new up and commer is a good thing. Just because you have a famous parent doesn't mean a thing and can actually hurt you instead of help because everyone is waiting for you to be like them or just fail. I would like to see YBF throw a little light on a new up and comer on every post. Some in the public eye but not on everyone's radar or those who are underground and grinding it out to turn a penny into 15 cents. The issue of color which everyone always brings up doesn't even deserve a response. If you have a gift, then you've been given a gift and I'm sure whatever higher being you believe in did not designated it for one race over another or one shade over another. You feel me?
Justeace's picture

1. Never knew skin color had

1. Never knew skin color had anything to do with talent or non talent. You are entitled to your opinion, but skin color has nothing to do with it. 2. So, because she is 1/2 Italian does that totally erase the 1/2 of her that is black thus dictating her a non-sista and not worthy of support? 3. Some celebrity children actually find their own way into the business, so if you are intelligent enough to make a comment, do the research. Research dictates that they have been grinding it out to make their own way! 4. I can think of numerous darker-skinned celebrities that have talent the size of a mole but still get exposure. 5. Devils come in ALL shapes, sizes and colors... 6. Personally, until we address the racism with our own black culture we can't even begin to address- heal and move forward from what we face on a day to day basis in the world. The healing begins with having a true understanding of your journey genetically as most of us are just one realative from being light-skinned, roll the dice!
Anonymous's picture

Congrats, JS do your thing!!

Congrats, JS do your thing!!
Anonymous's picture

wow Willie Lynch is all up

wow Willie Lynch is all up and through these comments....
LadyEsquire's picture

She is very pretty and this

She is very pretty and this is coming from a Brown skinned sister. We need to stop hating on one another and accept the diversity in our skin colors. In the first pic at a glance, I thought she was Selita Ebanks. I hope she does well.
Alina's picture

GREAT post Natasha! HATERS

GREAT post Natasha! HATERS
Anonymous's picture

Bitch is BAD-A$$ stop

Bitch is BAD-A$$ stop hating... Sister Brooklyn was on Wife & Kids, BAD-A$$ as well. Color-struck a$$ beeotchs.
Anonymous's picture

Oh, the irony . . .

Oh, the irony . . .
Anonymous's picture

Shes cool, she aint no DS

Shes cool, she aint no DS though.
Anonymous's picture

Her husband looks like he

Her husband looks like he could be her brother....he's as pretty as her.
Anonymous's picture

i never knew donna summer had

i never knew donna summer had more than one daughter! music's kinda cool and her hubby's cute...nice to see LV using a woman of color in their advertising...i miss Paris!!! was just there...
Anonymous's picture

Life is so lonely. I am a

Life is so lonely. I am a doctor, rich and single at present. I need a woman who can love me back. I also uploaded my hot photos on AFFLUENTSINGLE-C-0-M under the name of Bob1098... It's the largest and best club for seeking CEOs, athletes, doctors, lawyers, investors, entrepreneurs, beauty queens, fitness models, and Hollywood celebrities. If you are serious, please check it out! I'm waitting for you there.
Anonymous's picture

Yea! Let's dedicate a whole

Yea! Let's dedicate a whole post to helping someone with a famous mom and modeling louis vutton and not our own "sista's" trying to make it with it no help, no name, nobody to use, kinda like when you started out Angela... #lame http://theblackcouple.com/
Anonymous's picture

So she's not a "sista"

So she's not a "sista" because she's half-white? What planet do you live on? Obviously it's a planet with lots of pathetic angry black bitches.
Anonymous's picture

I get you... It's all about

I get you... It's all about ACCESS... There are many up and comers who do not have the ACCESS necessary. Donna Summer's daughter would have been fine without the post... It's not about "HATING", which is a word thrown around when people do not want to think deeply. "Lite" skin gets you access in this country, period.... When "they" need to be diverse, it is the "lite" or multi-racials that play the role of "Black woman"... I mean, surely, I do not have to get into this; it is sooo obvious... Let anonymous have his/her say... It is just a reality... Shutting down those who speak of day-to-day injustices should not be your job.
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