At 18 years of age, Amanda Busick is the youngest model ever to grace Page Three. She’s also the most ambitious. Amanda graduated from Northeastern Guilford High School this past December ‘— that’s right, one semester early ‘— and got a jump on her future by taking classes this spring at NC State. Because of the college credit she earned while still in high school, Amanda will be a full sophomore in the fall. ‘“I knew I was ready to get out of high school,’” she says, with more worldliness than an 18-year old should be able to muster. ‘“I felt like I was being babysat. I know what I want out of life and I was ready to get started.’” If things go as planned (and don’t they always?) Amanda will finish up at NC State some time in 2008 and begin a career, probably in the furniture industry, which will involve a lot of travel. She also figures to make a big pile of those dollar bills, y’all, which she then plans to systematically spend down to nothing. ‘“I want my last check to bounce,’” she says. ‘“You can’t take it with you.’” Here’s to the future.