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New Delhi: Amanda Cerny is no stranger to India, having collaborated with Jacqueline Fernandez and Bhuvan Bam in the past.

Apart from pop star Rihanna, former porn actor Mia Khalifa and climate activist Greta Thunberg, another popular online celebrity has been vociferously tweeting about the farmer protests in India — Amanda Cerny, known to many Indians as a lookalike of actor Jacqueline Fernandez.

Cerny first spoke about the farmer protests on 3 February on her Instagram account, after Rihanna expressed her support for farmers on 2 February.

Cerny is a YouTube sensation with close to 2.8 million followers on the video streaming platform and 25 million followers on Instagram. According to her website, she has close to 45 million across social media platforms.

Cerny not only extended her support to the farmer protests but also contributed to focusing international attention on the protests. In her Instagram post, liked more than seven lakh times, Cerny said one “does not have to be Indian, Punjabi or South Asian to understand the issue. All one has to do is care about humanity”.

Thereafter, she was subjected to social media trolling, along with the other female celebrities, who have been vocal about the farmer protests in India.

Articles written in some publications sought to describe her as nothing more than a ‘playboy model’.

In response to the trolling, Cerny has started joking about the accusations of getting paid to talk about the farmer protests along with Mia Khalifa, in a series of widely shared tweets.

In one tweet, Cerny, sarcastically, said her 10-year-old niece had drafted an agreement under which Cerny would get $100 to “create, produce and publish an endless amount of tweets (sic) supporting the need for basic human rights”.


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The Indian connection

Cerny, 29, was born in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and is the founder of video on-demand service Zeus. She has written and directed over 3,000 sketches and music videos. Cerny also describes herself as a model, actor, health and wellness enthusiast and content creator. She has been a United Nations Environment and Wildlife ambassador since 2019.

Her connection to India includes a collaboration with popular Indian YouTuber Bhuvan Bam in 2018. Bhuvan is known for his wildly popular creation ‘BB Ki Vines’ in which Bam takes on different characters in a single sketch.

The collaboration with Bam includes a 2018 recreation of a proposal scene from the film Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960), which stars Raj Kapoor.

Many Indians have noted that Cerny bears a strong resemblance to actor Jacqueline Fernandez. Fernandez met Cerny in 2018 and even posted a picture with her. Since then, the two have hosted a podcast together, titled ‘Feels Good’, in 2020, which featured actor Saif Ali Khan in its first episode.

In 2019, she visited India and gave a typical Bollywood award show-like dance performance of Hindi songs at the YouTube fanfest in Mumbai. She had come to India reportedly at Fernandez’s invitation.


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  1. Question: Who is Amanda
    Answer: Amanda Cerny is no stranger to India, having collaborated with Jacqueline Fernandez and Bhuvan Bam in the past. Amanda Cerny, known to many Indians as a lookalike of actor Jacqueline Fernandez.
    Wowww….
    “Apart from pop star Rihanna, former porn actor Mia Khalifa and climate activist Greta Thunberg, another popular online celebrity has been vociferously tweeting about the farmer protests in India” ….We have so many experts on farm laws, I didn’t know.

    I was so naive to listen to Gopinath (of IMF) and Raghu Ram Rajan (Former RBI Governor) who support the Farm laws. But they are not the real experts. Why talk about them. Lets talk about Rihanna. LOL.

    Then you wander why BJP keeps winning. All the best to you.

  2. Those International celebrities who are tweeting against farm reforms and human rights and debate in British Parliament why don’t they raise their voice against China regarding devastating effects of Cardonald virus and gross human rights violations in China are they afraid of China

  3. Will American, British, Chinese or Spanish political leadership will pay any attention to or political -economic decision -making in these countries will be affected if Allia Bhat or Tapsee Punnu of Bollywood extend their political expertise free of cost or on paid basis to these countries. The Answer is obvious to every body. Then Why Indian Media personnel get over-whelmed by such non-sense by celebrities of Western hemisphere hungry for grasping head-lines . The journalist who are blessed by good intelligence by the God , should use this God-given gift in rational manner. Evaluate every political topic on its merits and demerits . Don’t take partisan stand . We have good number of politicians on both side of political divide. They are free to take party lines but journalists should avoid this. Every act of Ruling party and opposition should be critically evaluated and reported keeping in view broad national well- being of common man for whom suffering never seems to be ending.

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