Saturday, July 11, 2009

ANTM Casting Call: the Aftermath

Wow. I was sure there was going to be a ton of people at today's casting call, but was pleasantly surprised; despite my arriving only 2 hours early, there were only about 20 people in front of me :)

Most people weren't following the standard casting call rules of "white fitted tee, skinny jeans, minimal make-up, and high heels." This is DC though, so what should I have expected? Most of the girls were decked out in their most fashionable outfits: brightly colored ruffled shirts, high-waisted skirts, minis, wedges, chunky jewelry and all. Me and my friend from high school chatted while we waited. I wasn't nervous until a little before 10, when the ANTM staff started rolling in and setting everything up.

At 10:15, my stomach started churning.

Soooo, what happened, you're wondering? Well, once I finally got up there, I gave them my paperwork and pics and waited to get my picture taken with my name placard in front of me. Then I waited to take my turn to walk a little, and then I answered a question - interview style - and then I was done! Quick and painless. I made sure to smile a lot and be enthusiastic.

I was lucky enough to get Paul Wharton as my interviewer. What a sweetheart! He told me i have nice teeth, haha!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

America's Next Top Model: Cycle 14 Casting Call

I've been talking about the whole ANTM thing for a few years now... basically talking in circles and joking about trying out for the show. Well this time, I'm really going to do it. Honest. I'm going to Pentagon City next weekend to see what all the fuss is about. It should be entertaining, at the very least. My sister said that people got trampled last year. Methinks I should wear tennis shoes and bring my heels with me...

Part of me feels confident that I'll at least make an impression on them. Part of me is wondering if they'll even get a chance to SEE me. I mean, how many people are gonna show up? A few dozen? A few thousand? It starts at 10, so what time should I show up? I'm not one to sleep in public places in order to be first in line, but I have no idea how big the crowd will be, and how efficient these ANTM folks will be with time.

Have you read the application? Some of these questions seem like they are trying to fish out the crazies via a pen and paper: "Have you ever been diagnosed with, or treated for, alcoholism or any other drug-related addiction?" Like someone would respond: "Gee, i dunno... I don't like rehab. AA is for quitters."

Or this one: "When was the last time you hit, punched, kicked, or threw something in anger? Please provide details." Ummmm... wah? What do you care if I flung a chocolate milkshake at my teddybear in anger? Sheesh!