Meet Amber Rose

The South Philly native is back in town this week to sip a little Smirnoff

Amber Rose may be more famous for the music men she dates – like Kanye West and her latest flame, rapper Wiz Khalifa – but the South Philly native’s visiting her old stomping grounds this week (July 12) to meet and greet fans whom she’s lovingly dubbed “Rosebuds.” It’s all part of her campaign with Smirnoff vodka. The model, actress and tabloid fixture became a spokesperson for the vodka company late last year, appearing in ads for new Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow flavors.

She’s also famous for her runway appearances during New York Fashion Week, a slew of music videos and modeling for Louis Vuitton.

Rose (real name Amber Levonchuck) will be at the PA Wine & Spirits Premium Collection Store (1218 Chestnut Street) at 6 p.m. tomorrow to host a vodka tasting and sign pre-purchased bottles of the good stuff.

“I can’t wait to go to Philly on Thursday,” Rose tweeted. “Good food, Family & Friends.”

Since the 28-year-old hails from these here parts, we’re wondering if anyone knew her way back when – because we’d love to see some early photos of the buzz-cut beauty. Send them to: