Amel was born in Berlin, Germany, and is a Bosnian-American. Although Amel was raised in St. Louis, he spent his teenage years in Southern California. Prior to becoming a plumber he worked in the food industry as a chef. In 2019, with inspiration from his father who worked in the construction industry his entire life, Amel decided to become a plumber. In his free time, he enjoys training in mixed martial arts and spending time outdoors biking, fishing, camping, and hiking. His favorite sport is soccer and is excited for St. Louis to have their own MLS soccer team. He's looking forward to going to an STL City SC soccer game at the new stadium with his friends and family and loves spending time with them whenever he can.