Entertainment behind the scenes
Who says business and politics don’t mix? Celebrity and politics do, and what would be the value of celebrity without business. The latest example: Amber Lee Ettinger, a.k.a. “Obama Girl.”
Ettinger has released a song, “Second Time,” on iTunes only days ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, where U.S. Senator Barack Obama is expected to be nominated by his party as their presidential candidate.
Last year Ettinger, a former New York City fashion school student, gyrated her way across the Web lip-syncing “I Got a Crush … On Obama,” which heaped praise on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. It also had tongue-in-cheek lyrics such as “you’re into border security/let’s break this border between you and me.”
The racy video went viral, received more than 9 million hits on YouTube, helped raise Obama’s profile in pop culture and made Ettinger a Web sensation. Cable television network E! put her No. 1 on their list of “Hottest Women on the Web,” and she made an appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as Obama Girl.