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Oran native Amber Seyer lands spot in Super Bowl TV ad

Monday, January 5, 2009

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Oran native Amber Seyer, 22, who lives in Los Angeles, recently shot a commercial slated to air during Super Bowl XLIII Feb. 1 on NBC.
ORAN, Mo. -- Oran native Amber Seyer has competed for the Miss USA title and appeared in numerous national print advertisements. Now the 22-year-old model will star in a national television commercial slated to run during the Super Bowl next month.

Seyer said she can't tell every detail about the commercial. She did say that during the shoot, she had to pour 30 bottles of sports drinks on herself in 40-degree weather.

"It's very racy for the Super Bowl and extremely racy for PowerAde," Seyer said during a phone interview Friday from her parents' home in Oran. Seyer was in town visiting her family for the holidays.

"It was a risky commercial for PowerAde, and I can't say that my dad's really gonna enjoy it, but, hopefully, 95 percent of the male population will enjoy watching it," she said.

Since representing Missouri in the 2007 Miss USA Pageant where she placed 10th overall, Seyer has lived in Los Angeles where she works full-time as a model.

Seyer said she doesn't know the time slot the commercial will appear, but it's slated to run sometime during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII, which airs at 5 p.m. Feb. 1 on NBC.

Seyer shot the television commercial Dec. 19 in Irwindale, Calif.

"It was pretty cool, and we had a great day," Seyer said about the shoot. "I have never had to be so sexy and so miserable at the same [time]."

Her favorite part of the shoot was the elderly security guard at the park who ended up being cast in the commercial, Seyer said.

"He was sitting there and telling all these ladies, 'Wow, you sure are a beauty,' and things like that. ... He was like a grandpa -- so cute and funny," Seyer said.

Because of his charm, a part was added just for him.

"We became buddies on set. He was so humble and sweet and funny. He reminded me of someone from Missouri, and he was a good guy," Seyer said of the man.

Seyer said she goes on casting calls daily in L.A.

Internet users likely recognize Seyer from the "Earn a Degree" online advertisement. She also is an infomercial for the make-up brand Bare Escentuals.

"I'm modeling full-time and dabble in the acting industry, and commercials are getting me there," Seyer said.

Seyer, who has turned down offers to work in Japan and Europe, has also modeled for catalogs, clothing companies and brands like J Brand jeans, Joe's Jeans and Ed Hardy. She has done a lot of runway modeling, and on Wednesday, she will meet with agents from San Francisco, Germany, and Miami.

"I'm very happy in L.A., and I didn't realize I could be happy in a city atmosphere," said Seyer, who lives in an apartment with her two dogs.

She said the only downside to living in L.A. is she's been desensitized to celebrities. She has been in the same video rental store as Ryan Seacrest and been to dinner with actors Owen Wilson and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Seyer compared the commonality of seeing celebrities in L.A. to that of visiting characters at Disneyland, only to see them take off their masks.

"It kind of takes the magic away," she said.

Just being able to work full-time in her profession, especially in the midst of a recession, makes her feel extremely blessed, Seyer said.

"As far as a my career industry, it's not the greatest time for it, but work keeps coming for me," Seyer said. "I'm happy where I'm at, and for now, I'm going to stay in L.A."

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How sad that this young lady thought that this is the way to advance her career.

-- Posted by gman on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 9:00 AM

Gman...Oh, brother!...give us a break. It is none of your business what Amber does or does not do. If you want to judge, you can start by looking in the mirror. How sad it must be to be you, or around you for that matter.

-- Posted by Hawker on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 9:16 AM

It's easy to judge tramps and women (and men) who can find no better way of earning a living than by selling their bodies. I'm sure that her father is thrilled that she's essentially doing a wet t-shirt commercial for millions of people to watch during the Super Bowl. It's not illegal and the girl can do what she wants. That doesn't mean she has any class, and it doesn't mean she has a god-given right to be free from criticism.

-- Posted by heye1967 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 10:55 AM

It's Hollywood people. You need to get out more.

-- Posted by grandma73 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 1:01 PM

I assume "getting out more" will allow me to follow Hollywood's shining example? If we "need to get out more", you need to get a life instead of living with your mind in Hollywood's gutter.

-- Posted by heye1967 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 2:17 PM

Judge not, less ye be judged, heye1967.

-- Posted by grandma73 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 2:35 PM

I'm sure her family doesn't need any advice from the anonymous SEMO peanut gallery. Why don't you snipers take a little break and concern yourselves with more important matters?

-- Posted by Duh... on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 3:15 PM

Exactly, duh!

-- Posted by grandma73 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 5:01 PM

So you are judging something that you haven't even seen?!?! I have known this young lady all of her life and she not only has class but upstanding morals as well. ******* of your jealous high horse and unless you can throw the first stone leave the judging to the Man Upstairs. His view is a much better one!!!!

-- Posted by missouri mouth on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 5:32 PM

"she had to pour 30 bottles of sports drinks on herself in 40-degree weather."

Even though I couldn't care less--it is a television commercial after all--I can't wait to see her drenched in PowerAde; especially in 40* weather.

*Calls all of the Seyers listed in Oran in search of her digits*

-- Posted by isobar on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 6:36 PM

Needless to say, we all know this type of material would be banned from the River Campus. Ironic ... huh?

-- Posted by Megalomania on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 7:53 PM

I have known Amber's family for over thirty years and Amber since she was born. This family top to bottom is one of the finest you will meet anywhere. Amber is an exceptional person, with a great personality and outstanding character. It is ridculous that people who know nothing about them would post such idiotic comments. To be so judgemental and filled with such hate is a sad commentary on ones life and outlook. Congratulations Amber, those who know you are very proud of all you have accomplished.

-- Posted by cardfan05 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 7:57 PM

Mega, you're a funny guy. Your best post yet.

-- Posted by grandma73 on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 10:36 PM

Let's all start judging here! Heck, if I was young and as stunning as she is I would do the same thing. She is a beautiful girl and it sounds like she has a good head on her shoulders. And I am willing to bet that most of you will watch the Super Bowl if for no other reason than to see her commercial. Those stupid soaps on TV everyday show more immorality, skin, adultry etc. than anything on TV and there doesn't seem to be much complaining about them.

-- Posted by Sundance on Mon, Jan 5, 2009, at 10:43 PM

Congrats young lady. I look forward to watching for the commercial on Superbowl Sunday. I'm sure the job market is very competitive in LA for these types of jobs. Someday we might be telling everyone you're from our area like Rush Limbaugh or Cheryl Crow. Great job! Keep up the excellant work.

-- Posted by grandma73 on Tue, Jan 6, 2009, at 1:17 PM

Thought I would post this for those of you who think you missed Amber's commercial last night.

Apparently, it was never confirmed to run during the superbowl.

From: http://blog.spotbowl.com/

"We just spoke with a Coke spokesperson and our previously reported story about Cokeís seemingly racy PowerAde Super Bowl ad will not air during the big game. Seems the model/actress starring in the ad had heard of the adís potential to be in the Super Bowl, but jumped the gun when she relayed the news to her hometown newspaper. Thatíll teach us to use the Southeast Missourian as a source!"

-- Posted by mizzoufan0104 on Mon, Feb 2, 2009, at 3:29 PM

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