The epitome of California cool girl, Amanda Booth is not only gorgeous and talented, but hard-working and kind. She created a thriving career for herself as an actress and model with the versatility to portray glamorous siren as effectively as she does down-to-earth (and yes, sexy as hell) beach bum. But it is in her latest role as mother that she has found a new level of transformation and growth -- coming into her own as an activist passionate about sharing her own experience of parenting a special needs child. We adore Amanda's inspiring spirit and beautiful soul, so we visited with her and her family recently to learn more about how the last year and a half has changed their lives for the better, forever. ' '