Former child star Amanda Bynes pursues surprising career change as she charges fans $200 for her services

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Former child star Amanda Bynes appears to be on a new career path.

Bynes, who has a profile on Cameo, posted a video on the platform stating that she is no longer an actress, having decided to embark on a different sort of life.

For those unaware, Cameo is a personalized video-sharing site that allows celebrities to share recorded messages with individual fans.

“I used to be an actress, and I no longer am. I decided to go a different route,” she said in one video on the platform. “So if you don’t like what you do for work, you can always go back to school and find a different profession and do something that you enjoy doing more.”

The What a Girl Wants star enjoyed a brief stint in podcasting with a friend in late 2023, which saw only one episode air before the project was discontinued. Bynes expressed her desire for a more "consistent job" at the time.

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Amanda Bynes in January 2024. Credit: MEGA / Getty

Now it appears she wants to focus on offering personalized advice and insights on the popular platform Cameo as she pursues her dream of becoming a manicurist. She is charging fans $200 for a personal video.

A representative for Cameo confirmed Bynes' recent addition to the platform, stating to The Daily Beast that she has quickly become "a popular/leading talent" since joining just last week.

In one of the videos available on her Cameo profile, Bynes shares life advice with a fan named Henry while candidly discussing her own challenges in launching her manicurist career.

“I just wanted to tell you that I totally relate in terms of struggling with work,” she empathized in the video. “I have my manicurist certification, but I have yet to get my license. I have taken the test three times and I have not passed yet.”

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Amanda Bynes during the height of her fame in 2002. Credit: KMazur / Getty

She added: “It’s a written exam and it’s actually very hard. I’m not stupid and I don’t know why I wouldn’t pass. I’ve studied, I’ve taken practice exams, and I have passed the practice exams but I cannot pass the actual board exam.”

While encouraging Henry to stay positive, Bynes also opens up about her own mental health struggles. “I feel like, kind of depressed and just moping around because I have nowhere to go every day, like to clock in and get that self-worth that you gain from accomplishing what you need to accomplish for the day,” she shared. “The best advice is to keep your head up.”

In another Cameo video shared on TikTok, Bynes expressed gratitude to a fan and shared insights into her favorite acting role. “I wanted to thank you so much for saying I’m gonna be an amazing manicurist. That means a lot to me. I cannot wait to get my license. I’m so excited to start doing nails,” she expressed.

Regarding her favorite acting role, Bynes reminisced: “I would probably say What I Like About You. That TV show was super fun.”

For fans eager to connect with the former actress, personalized messages from Bynes are available on Cameo for $200 each, offering a unique opportunity for engagement and support.

Featured image credit: MEGA / Getty

Former child star Amanda Bynes pursues surprising career change as she charges fans $200 for her services

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Former child star Amanda Bynes appears to be on a new career path.

Bynes, who has a profile on Cameo, posted a video on the platform stating that she is no longer an actress, having decided to embark on a different sort of life.

For those unaware, Cameo is a personalized video-sharing site that allows celebrities to share recorded messages with individual fans.

“I used to be an actress, and I no longer am. I decided to go a different route,” she said in one video on the platform. “So if you don’t like what you do for work, you can always go back to school and find a different profession and do something that you enjoy doing more.”

The What a Girl Wants star enjoyed a brief stint in podcasting with a friend in late 2023, which saw only one episode air before the project was discontinued. Bynes expressed her desire for a more "consistent job" at the time.

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Amanda Bynes in January 2024. Credit: MEGA / Getty

Now it appears she wants to focus on offering personalized advice and insights on the popular platform Cameo as she pursues her dream of becoming a manicurist. She is charging fans $200 for a personal video.

A representative for Cameo confirmed Bynes' recent addition to the platform, stating to The Daily Beast that she has quickly become "a popular/leading talent" since joining just last week.

In one of the videos available on her Cameo profile, Bynes shares life advice with a fan named Henry while candidly discussing her own challenges in launching her manicurist career.

“I just wanted to tell you that I totally relate in terms of struggling with work,” she empathized in the video. “I have my manicurist certification, but I have yet to get my license. I have taken the test three times and I have not passed yet.”

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Amanda Bynes during the height of her fame in 2002. Credit: KMazur / Getty

She added: “It’s a written exam and it’s actually very hard. I’m not stupid and I don’t know why I wouldn’t pass. I’ve studied, I’ve taken practice exams, and I have passed the practice exams but I cannot pass the actual board exam.”

While encouraging Henry to stay positive, Bynes also opens up about her own mental health struggles. “I feel like, kind of depressed and just moping around because I have nowhere to go every day, like to clock in and get that self-worth that you gain from accomplishing what you need to accomplish for the day,” she shared. “The best advice is to keep your head up.”

In another Cameo video shared on TikTok, Bynes expressed gratitude to a fan and shared insights into her favorite acting role. “I wanted to thank you so much for saying I’m gonna be an amazing manicurist. That means a lot to me. I cannot wait to get my license. I’m so excited to start doing nails,” she expressed.

Regarding her favorite acting role, Bynes reminisced: “I would probably say What I Like About You. That TV show was super fun.”

For fans eager to connect with the former actress, personalized messages from Bynes are available on Cameo for $200 each, offering a unique opportunity for engagement and support.

Featured image credit: MEGA / Getty