Briefcase Model #20

Amanza Smith


Hometown: Vincennes, IN
Instagram: @AmanzaSmith

You might know her from…

Case #19 in Season 4 of the original "Deal or No Deal" series from 2008–2009.

What is your favorite memory of being on the original "Deal Or No Deal"?

I loved working on the original "Deal Or No Deal!" My favorite memory was literally the first day that I worked –– someone won a million dollars!

What does being on "Deal or No Deal" mean to you?

It means after all these years mama's still got it! I am honored to be a part of its rebirth! I feel like it signifies a bit of a rebirth to my career as well. I took time off for the last few years and this is a perfect way to come back!

My proudest accomplishment is having my two babies and raising them as a single mom.
Amanza Smith
Briefcase Model #20
If you could have dinner with 3 people dead or alive who would they be?

I would have dinner with the woman who helped raise me and I thought of her as a mom. She passed away from cancer when I was 19. I would love to sit with her and see what advice she would give me as a mother and also ask her how she believed I was doing as a mother because she was such an amazing role model! I would have dinner with Jean-Michel Basquiat, my favorite artist. I would love to hear what inspired his works most and I'd also love the opportunity to paint with him! I would also have dinner with Eliza Hamilton, the woman who established the first public orphanage in NY. She was the wife of Alexander Hamilton and I am curious to hear about that process and how her passion for children started because I have a passion for them as well. I love what she did for the ones that didn't have the blessing of having a family.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is having my two babies and raising them as a single mom.

If you weren’t modeling what would you be doing?

I am actually an interior decorator and home stager as well!

Do you or have you ever owned a business?

I have an LLC called "Kidterior Design." I started out decorating kid rooms but it has moved into all ages!

What is one thing on your bucket list?

To adopt a baby.

What is one goal you have yet to accomplish?

To host my own television show!

What was your first job?

My first modeling job was for Lucky Strike Lanes! You can still see the billboards across the country and the photo is so hilariously awful! I was so green.