my name is amanda and i am from Asheville, NC. don't get your hopes up i am not that Amanda. but I am able to find some good news articles about her b/c the media around her just loves her. (as do I, she totally should have won) anyway i thought you might enjoy these
article about Amanda's father
reporters musing on covering ANTM
there are tons of articles about her at the Hendersonville newspaper site, if you are interested.