Height – 5’5”
Weight – 110 lbs
Residence – San Clamente, CA

Amber Day talks a lot about how she loves to get dirty. But if you could pry your head out of the gutter for just 10 seconds, you’d realize she’s talking about the great outdoors, where she’d sleep under the stars every night if she could. Here’s more on Day, and her nights:

M&F: What are you up to when you’re not training for a show?
Amber: I am the regional territory rep for [supplement company] MuscleTech, so I handle all of our South L.A.–area accounts. It’s a fun job; I really do love it. I’m also a dental hygienist.

So, you like sticking your fingers in other people’s mouths?
I love creating beautiful smiles. I love making people feel better about themselves once they get their smile fixed.

Do you remember your first experience in the gym?
It was in high school. I was dating a wrestler, and he told me to come work out one day, so I did, and I fell in love with it. I was getting made fun of for being the only girl in there, but I would say it worked out in the end.

What’s something people would be surprised to find out about you?
I love to get out of the gym. I’m into extreme sports and adventure. I get called a hippie a lot because I love to go out to the mountains and go to the ocean and spend time in the woods and not worry about what’s going on in the city. I like to get dirty, sleep on the rocks, and enjoy nature. I think people don’t comprehend that because they see this image that we create for the stage and that’s what this industry is. Everyone has a preconceived notion of who you are.

Other hobbies?
I love music and going to concerts. I’m a huge Dave Matthews fan. I’ve seen him 13 times. I absolutely love his music.

Dave Matthews fans are all crazy like that. How come?
I don’t know. I can’t explain it. I just love him. If people tell me they don’t feel that way about Dave Matthews, I think they’re weird!

What’s your training like?
I lift as heavy as I can. I’m very old-school about my training. I take it back to the basic functional lifts. Squat, deadlift, military press.

So few women feel that way.
There’s this myth that still persists that they’ll get big if they lift too heavy. Well, you can’t get big unless you’re eating to get big.

Okay, turn-ons and turn-offs. Have at it.
It’s definitely a turn-off if someone is trying too hard or if they have seen you in a magazine or at a booth and they want to be with you because of that. Also, someone who likes to talk about money or get your attention in that sense, it immediately turns me off.

A guy did that off the bat?
Oh, yeah. I love anybody who works hard for their career and wants to have financial success, but I think to talk about the things that you own and the things you can provide…One guy was actually talking about how I won’t ever have to worry about a penny or having money ever again. And this was the first date! Then again, it was here in L.A., so it makes sense.

My turn-ons are definitely someone who can be funny, someone I can hang out with and be best friends with as well as a lover. Someone who’s not afraid to be a dork in front of me. They should be true to who they are and not try to hide. It’s a very cliché answer, but it’s really the truth.