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Amanda Lepore was born as Armand on the 5th December 1967 in Cedar Grove, New Jersey USA, and is a model, singer, socialite, and performer, best known as one of the most notable transgender public figures in America. Lepore’s career started in 1989.
Have you ever wondered how rich Amanda Lapore is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Amanda Lapore’s net worth is as high as $1.7 million, earned through her successful modelling career. In addition to being a model and appearing on TV shows, Lapore also released her studio album in 2011 which improved her wealth.
Amanda Lapore Net Worth $1.7 Million
Amanda Lapore was born a son of a German-American mother, who was a housewife schizophrenic and spent most of the time in mental hospitals, and an Italian-American father, a chemical engineer. She has an elder brother, but was profoundly isolated from her peers in high school, so her parents decided to send Amanda to a private school and took her to a psychiatrist to obtain a prescription for a Hormone Replacement Therapy – she made costumes for her transgender friend in exchange for hormones during her teen days.
Amanda had sex reassignment surgery when she was 19-years-old, in Yonkers, New York City, and moved to the NYC in 1989. Lapore worked in a nail salon in the early ‘90s, and as a cosmetics salesgirl for Patricia Field during the daytime, but was also known as a nightlife figure. She met photographer and visual artist David LaChapelle while hosting at the Bowery Bar, and ultimately became his muse.
Lepore appeared in numerous fashion magazines such as French Playboy, Ponytail, DAMn, and TUSH, and also posed for the cover of Lords of Acid’s “Expand Your Head” album in 1999 and Thighpaulsandra’s album “The Lepore Extrusion” in 2006. Amanda had cameos in the documentary “Party Monster: The Shockumentary” in 1998, and in the film “Party Monster” in 2003. She also made brief appearances in “Zoolander” (2001) starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell, in the documentary “Dig!” (2004), and the comedy “Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!” (2008), which contributed to her net worth.
Lepore also had cameos in numerous music videos for famous artists such as The Dandy Warhols, Elton John, Girl in a Coma, Thalía, Keanan Duffty, Grace Jones, TIGA, and The Drums. In 2010, Amanda was a Chief of Parade at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Lepore started her music career with a single “Deeper” in 2003, and then released her debut album “Introducing… Amanda Lepore” in 2005. She recorded three more EP’s: “My Pussy” (2007), “Fierce Pussy (The Remix Album)” (2008), and “Cazwell and Amanda” (2010). In 2011, Lepore released her first full studio album called “I…Amanda Lepore”, and was a part of True Colors Tour in 2007, participating alongside such stars as The Dresden Dolls, Erasure, The Gossip, Rosie O’Donnell, Debbie Harry, The MisShapes, Rufus Wainwright, The Cliks, and Indigo Girls.
Her face has been used for commercial purposes on a few occasions including the Swatch’s “Time Tranny” edition of watches in 1999, and Amanda Lepore doll launched by Integrity Toys in 2006. She also owns her own cosmetic products line called “Collection Lepore”.
Regarding her personal life, Amanda Lepore was married at the age of 17 to a bookstore owner when still a male, but left him before her departure to New York City in 1989. There is no news of any current relationship.