A Playboy model who used to work at McDonald’s to fund her law degree is now an international glamour puss with a $700,000-a-year salary.
Amanda Nicole Martin, 25, lives in Las Vegas where she works as a showgirl, and her looks are often likened to actress Scarlett Johansson.
Nicknamed the ‘Thicc Black Widow’, Amanda regularly flaunts her curvy figure, sharing sizzling bikini and lingerie snaps with her 1.2million Instagram followers.
Amanda, who also has a university law degree, earns $300,000 a year from Instagram alone and $384,000 as a Vegas showgirl – but she hasn’t always had such a glamorous career.
Amanda Nicole Martin, 25, from Las Vegas, made her fortune by becoming a Playboy model, but used to be an awkward teen with braces (Amanda pictured now)
The model shared throwback pictures of herself, with one of her on her first day as a McDonald’s employee (pictured) and said she used to rock a messy bun
The vixen looks unrecognizable in her fresh-faced wedding pictures (above) which show her walking down the aisle aged 20, when she was around 60lbs heavier than she is now
Amanda has revealed a rare photo of herself at 18 years old wearing a McDonald’s uniform, braces, a messy bun and hardly any make-up – a stark contrast to her sultry X-rated snaps.
The throwback photos show her incredible transformation, which also saw her lose 60lbs and achieve an incredible hourglass figure.
Discussing the old photos, Amanda said: ‘That McDonald’s photo was taken by my mom at my first day of work when I was 18.
‘I worked there the summer before college. I was rocking a messy bun and my brace face.’
Amanda worked at the fast-food restaurant for some extra cash before she began her law degree, and married one of her co-workers two years later.
Amanda used to flip burgers to pay for her law degree at age 18, but now she regularly sends hearts racing with her very revealing pictures (above)
She added: ‘[The] job was lame like all jobs are, boss was mean, co-workers were full of drama and lacking intelligence, but I actually met my first husband working there.’
Another snap showed Amanda on her wedding day wearing a white V-neck dress and pearl jewelry, weighing about 60lbs more than she is now.
‘I actually wasn’t a bridesmaid, I was the bride,’ Amanda joked, referencing her picture.
‘I got married young at 20 [we’re not married anymore]. I was 60ish-lbs heavier then.
‘Though what scares me most is I was not self-conscious at all about being overweight.
The model also shared a sweet kindergarten picture of her, aged five, but added she was a ‘wild child’ from the start
‘I basically suffered from the opposite of anorexia and I thought I was the hottest thing around.
‘Always felt like a dime… Just a dime who had to wear Spanx all the time. That pic was taken in the Bahamas when I was enjoying the beach at The Legends of IG tour.
‘It was a private little beach I had all to myself with my model friends, a beach I didn’t have to wear my tiny bikini [on] for long (sic).’
Another throwback shot shows a childhood Amanda smiling innocently at the camera; but despite her sweet-looking appearance, she admitted she was always a ‘wild’ child and loved to dance to rap songs.
She said: ‘That’s a kindergarten school photo, I was five. I was just as adorable and wild then as I am now.
By sharing her old pictures, Amanda aimed to show people that there’s hope for their future, but added it reminded her of how much of a ‘dork’ she used to be
Amanda now earns $300,000 from Instagram alone and $384,000 as a Vegas showgirl per year
‘I still have home videos of me shaking my booty to Sir Mix-A-lot ‘Baby got Back’ back then.’
Amanda said she wants to give people hope that they too can change their path in life, saying she is thankful for the experiences which have made her who she is today.
However, she admitted she is still embarrassed by her McDonald’s photo.
‘I’m proud of everything I’ve experienced that made me who I am today,’ she explained.
‘I like to look back and see how much can change so fast and it gives me hope that the future only gets better and it inspires others to feel the same.
‘I like seeing how much healthier I am and how much work and growth I have done since my “thicker than a Snicker” overweight days.
‘I’m so embarrassed by my McDonald’s pic because it just reminds me of how much of a dork I was.’