Tuesday, February 19, 2013


MuchMusic will soon be hosting their 2013 VJ Search. Sponsored by Garnier’s FRUCTIS – Fruit Sensation, all entries must be submitted by March 10th. This search begins with a “Reality-based Show” competition, which will be premiering on April 1st.

This year, LIFE AFX is very proud to be assisting one of the VJ contestant hopefuls, in fulfilling her dream of becoming MuchMusic’s 2013 VJ Search finalist.

Her name is: AMANDA CORDZ, a 24-year old Toronto cat, who has lived in our glorious city, all of her life. Recognize her? Well, if you don’t yet, you soon will!

Not only is she the newest Artist to be represented by LIFE AFX, but more importantly she is the future MuchMusic VJ Host of 2013. Or, at least she will be if we have anything to say about it!

Before graduating from York University as a Theatre Major, Amanda worked as a sporting event host for all varsity sports. . “A cheerleader with a microphone”, is how Amanda described it.

She is a vicarious, spicy lady with an incredible energy and zest for life. Someone we think would (without a doubt) be the perfect blend of fun, excitement and uniqueness that this show has ever seen. An element that has certainly been missing on the network for some time.

We caught up with Amanda to ask her a few questions about herself and what this opportunity would mean to her. We also thought her fans should know what we could look forward to if she was the next MuchMusic VJ host. Here’s what she had to say:

“ I am a 24-year old, Capricorn, born and raised in Toronto. Whether it’s going out dancing, catching art shows, theatre or roaming around for hours in bookstores. This city is profoundly electric and inspiring.

If I had to list a few things that I love most in life it would have to be music, dancing, movies, theatre, art, apples and ankle sock. Yes, I said ankle socks!

In music, my taste ranges from Andrea Bocelli to Bjork. From Lil’ Wayne and Drake, to Prince, City of Colour, Mumford and Sons to Beyoncé. From Hunter Hayes to Azelia Banks. Oh, and I cannot forget to mention my deep and sincere love for musical theatre. You will always find me singing in the rain. Too many to mention or play favourites to but, I will say that I enjoy an eclectic variety.

I love to dance. I don’t mean to toot my own horn but “Toot Toot” This diva, can move!

I am a HUGE movie buff as well. I can quote any movie and have played many trivia games, engaging my fans and followers on Twitter, Face Book and You Tube. I really have a lot of fun putting things like that together for the fans. They absolutely love it!

I have had a great deal of experience entertaining people, both in my professional and personal life. From being an entertaining host on cruise ships to charity and auction events, I have always felt alive when performing- on ANY stage.

I love doing things to get/cause a reaction. My best friend and I dressed up once as two characters from the “Gangnam Style” video and went to her local grocery store. Just to see how people would react. The performance definitely drew a crowd and we ALL had an absolute blast.

As your new Much Music VJ, I will bring my positive attitude, my passion for music, and my dynamic personality to this station. With my willingness towards being open to new experiences and meeting new people- I want to reach out to much music viewers and restore a greater community involvement; all the while having fun with the fans. With my fearlessness towards taking risks and my impeccable interviewing skills, I will strive to get to know the artists who visit the studio- the real person- behind the music, beyond just being a musician. My passion for music and performance comes through in my daily life, it would be the ideal opportunity to put this passion to good use.

I truly believe that we were all born to do something in this world. We have a natural instinct and born talent and we should use it. I honestly think that this is my calling - to entertain and be seen, so that I can make people smile, laugh, and shake. I was (without a doubt) born to be the woman who will dominate the crowd by “just being me” on a stage. Most importantly, I’m real, authentic and human. So here I am, Toronto!”

Finally, I want to extend infinite thanks to all of you who have shown your support. I am honoured and grateful for all the love on my Facebook and Twitter fan pages. My heart is smiling in all corners. A special thank you and a big hug/kiss to Gia and the entire LIFE AFX crew for giving me a moment to introduce myself to all of you. Thank you for taking a chance on promoting and believing in this bold city girl. Your support makes me want to scream and shout and let it all out! THANK YOU, FOR EVERYTHING!!"

So if you didn’t know, now you know.

Calling ALL AMANDA CORDZ and LIFE AFX FANS / FOLLOWERS, to show your love and support for our girl.

Please visit (and most importantly LIKE / FOLLOW) her pages on Face Book and Twitter. The more “LIKES”, the more “FOLLOWINGS”, the closer we get our girl to the finish line AS A WINNER! So what do you say? Would you like AMANDA CORDZ to be YOUR new MuchMusic VJ Host? Would you like to see AMANDA CORDZ every day, live from your living rooms (on the regular)?

The answer is pretty simply here folks. YES!

So you know what to do:

@amandacordz – TWITTER

Amanda Cordz – FACE BOOK


Her destiny begins with all of you… her fans!

On behalf of myself and LIFE AFX, we wish Amanda infinite success with all her endeavours. We know she’ll do great!


  1. Love her! She is amazing and would rock as a VJ.

  2. WOW...She is so beautiful and so vibrant. I would be watching MUCHMUSIC every night....

  3. Amanda is a very talented artist and, most importantly, she's a caring person and a true friend to her friends. She deserves a place in the spotlight, and I sincerely hope we will see her there soon.

  4. Once again, this was an incredible blog piece. Gia, you've outdone yourself yet again.

    I really loved this one because it's exciting to know that each of us could potentially play a role in this special lady's future. It was exciting to read about her and know where she'd LIKE to be headed in her life. It was incredibly positive.
    Hope to learn more about her and her journey along the way.

    Great editorial Gia! You really captured Amanda's light!!!!


  5. GIA / GIA / GIA

    Love it when you do blogs like this one. Very cool of you and life afx to help the girl out. I hope she kicks ass on the VJ search. You know I'll be watching if the two of you have anything to do with it.
    You know I support anything/anyone you touch - so Amanda will DEFINITELY get my vote!

    Yours Truly / As Usual


  6. Hi Amanda :D

    I hope you win. You seem really great.

    Gia? Will you be doing follow up articles on Amanda if she becomes a reality show contestant on Much?
    That would be really cool.

    Best of luck Amanda

  7. Hellooooo To You!! AMANDA CORDZ, HERE!!!

    Infinite thanks to you all for your love and support. I am humbled and grateful by all of this!

    I will definitely keep you updated. The contest closes March 10th and they will letting people know who will make in to the final 40 next week.

    sending you all so many positive vibes and love!


  8. Just saw Amanda's VJ profile and submission video and it's F****in AWESOME! Most of them are BORING. A real snooze-fest but not Amanda's. It's really great.
    Love, Love, Love the #hashtag as well. I've been using it on Twitter since yesterday! That's Amanda. It's nice to see a REAL WOMAN goin for it! :)

    Maria Lenatto
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada