Amanda Benson
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Amanda Joanne Benson (film)

Antonia 'Pitch' Rylee Benson

The Gymnast, Mandy the Mutant, Pretty Face, Pitch
March 13th 1999
Student, cheerleader(movie), climber(book), burglar
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ŪAmanda Joanne Benson is the second prettiest girl in school, but she's #1 in Ben's geeky heart! Amanda's a cheerleading pro, and her moves are super sharp. A perfect backflip onto her partner's shoulders is all it takes for Griffin to see superb Specialist potential and an essential member of the team. But little does he and the rest of the team know, this girl's got a few extra talents (and secrets) up her sleeve.

Amanda is portrayed by Ariana Grande.

Biography Edit

Amanda was once a bit of a super geek in her younger years and was known as "Mandy the Mutant" by her classmates in middle school. Because of this, she became a cheerleader to over shadow this and changed the way she looked, acted, and removed her braces when she moved from middle school to high school and swore she would never reveal her secret "nerdiness" to anyone.

About a year or so later, she agreed to help Ben Dupree and Griffin Bing in getting a rare card back worth 1.2 million dollars, but only after Ben told her he would pay her 25,000 dollars in return as she was reluctant before hand despite Griffin reminding her of when he got the original second prettiest girl to leave the school so Amanda would go from 3rd to 2nd which he was sworn to secrecy about.

She assisted in helping the others raid Swindle's store after she was thrown onto the roof reluctantly by Darren Vader, using her skills as a gymnast so as not to fall. She then infiltrated the store through the roof and used her agility to locate the alarm setup by Paul Swindell with a 30 second delay on it before it would trigger and activate. She reached and turned it off with one second to spare. The others where then able to enter the store and began to search it. Griffin did eventually find the card, but Swindell came back, making the others hide from him. When Griffin put the card back, Amanda was seen frowning at him, wondering why he could have done such a thing. Later, the gang asked Griffin why he left the card. He responded that he got another brilliant idea, but he needed Amanda's help in doing so. This is when it is revealed that Amanda used to be a geek, nicknamed "Mandy the Mutant", and she makes the others promise never to reveal her secret. 


  • Amanda used to have glasses, braces, and wore her hair in pigtails, and was called Mandy the Mutant.
  • In the book, she is a rock-climber instead of a cheerleader.
  • Her portrayer, Ariana Grande, had a stunt double.
  • In the book, her name is Antonia, but goes by Pitch often.
  • She is a Newcastle United fan.


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