Amanda Lucas, daughter of famed director George Lucas, fought her first MMA match in Auckland last Saturday. The 27-year-old fighter/actress lost by TKO to Nicole Kavanagh in the 160 lb. weight class. The bout is expected to be part of a reality tv series.
Princesses of Pain promoter Belinda Dunne said Amanda’s arrival created a buzz among martial artists but the billionaire’s daughter had fitted straight in.
She’s even staying at the same central Auckland backpackers’ lodge as her team-mates, despite being accompanied by her American bodybuilder fiancee.
“She’s staying in a hostel with six other girls. Eating the same food. She has not once been a prima donna about it,” Belinda told Sunday News.
Amanda also starred in the recent Star Wars trilogy.
She was dancer Diva Funquita and the voice of Trade Federation battleship communications officer Tey How in Episode I The Phantom Menace, Outlander Club patron Adnama (Amanda spelled backwards) in Episode II Attack of the Clones, and Senator Terr Taneel in Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
*Thinks of a good joke about Amanda. Looks at picture. Scared. Decides to not use joke about her looks or weight.* I guess Amanda didn’t use the force. Guffaw! Fatty! *Sprints away like a gazelle.*