Meet Emma the Amish Model

May 11, 2010
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard welcomed Emma the Amish model to the studio, telling the crew: “Now she’s excommunicated. Kicked out.”

Emma said she was 20 years old and had left the Amish community when she was 18–as the Amish community’s ‘Rumspringa’ dictates–to experience the world on its own terms, but never returned.

She’s since been shunned: “I can’t sit at the same table with [my family] and they can’t drive with me.” (She explained that the Amish can be passengers in automobiles, they just can’t drive them.)

Emma said her family saw it coming: “They knew I was gonna leave because of what I was getting into. I was talking to my ‘English’ sisters a lot. I’ve had four sisters who left too.”

The second she was off the farm, “I got a cellphone. That was the first thing I got.”

When she returns, she must sit at a small side table next to her family diningroom table: “I can’t wear shorts or anything short like that. It has to be a dress or long pants…I just wanna show respect.”

She Doesn’t Understand What Porn Is

Howard asked if she’d go from softcore porn into hardcore, but Emma insisted that her splayed-and-naked photoshoots had just been ‘nude modeling.’ Howard disagreed: “That’s porn.”

Emma then reconsidered her career choice: “I don’t wanna do it again. Well, I feel like it just went a little too far that time…I’m ok with it for now. Like, I’m ok with it for it to be on the web but that’s not what I wanna do for the rest of my life.”

The Shoofly Panty Pack

Emma wasn’t sure how her Website made money–someone else runs it–so Gary came to tell her that the site sold what’s called a ‘Shoofly Pie Panty Pack’: “It’s a shoofly pie, an autographed picture and a pair of her panties.”

Howard asked Emma what she thought guys did with her used panties, but she wasn’t sure: “I don’t wanna know.”

Robin asked: “Do you know how to use the Internet?” Emma nodded: “Oh yeah. I have one at home.”

Gary told Emma to show Howard the back of her dress, and Howard was duly impressed, asking who made it–Emma claimed it was a ‘Sassy Assy’ dress.

Emma later hoped her appearance on the show would get her more modeling work: “I got fired because they found out I was on the Website and they found out I was coming on the show…I worked at a crazy place [as a waitress]. They were Mennonites.”