Well, today I went on my first go-see ever in life. For those of you that don’t know, a go-see is basically a model audition. And I did it for no other reason than just to have something to do today. You know, to take some of the boredom out of my exciting life.
As you have seen from all my blog posts, I’m all about “So, if you have nothing else to do today, (fill in the blank here and do something—ANYTHING).” You know—make some kind of use of your day. And I clearly had nothing better to do today anyway.
So I readied myself at home and put on the required clothing gear—jeans, a black t-shirt, and high heels. Then I mosied on downtown where the auditions were being held at a local hotel.
My first thought: Oh, my God—the PARKING nightmare I’m going to encounter! But nothing doing. I couldn’t believe I found a free spot on the street half a block away. Go ME!
My next nightmare thought I had—the crowd of people I would encounter auditioning. Nothing doing again. There was hardly anyone there yet and I was 11th in line. Phew!
First I filled out a form with my basic information on it—including my birthdate I had to write down. And even though I’m still a young’un, I did write three different years I could have possibly been born in and then I proceeded to circle my preferred birth year. I mean, there were no age limits for auditioning as long as you were 14 or older—but still.
I also had to sign my life away that my image could be used in advertising, promotions, on Facebook, their website, newspapers, for this, that, and the other and as many times as they wanted to use it. Ok, whatever.
Now I just waited my turn—then 20 minutes later I hear “Number 111”. First—one girl took my body measurements all over and wrote them down on my form, then I walked into a big room where there was a panel of 6 judges.
I handed in my form, then walked to the other side of the room where another girl proceeded to take a face shot and a full body shot of me. Click, click. Then I was instructed to stand at the far wall and walk towards the judging table, stop and pose, turn and walk back and do this twice. The music started—and off I went.
All I wished for was a non-slippery floor. I was in and out of there in 5 minutes. It was such a quick process and took no time at all.
I was told if they decide to choose me, they would let me know sometime before Christmas. If you’re one of the ‘chosen ones’, you are put on a roster list for the designers to pick and choose which models they want to use to model their clothing.
To tell you the truth, I didn’t really prepare myself for the audition at all and didn’t give it 100% like I should have—so I’m not really expecting a call back. It was more just something for me to do to see what the whole process was like. But if I do get a call back, I’ll be totally surprised because I could have done so much better if I really cared a little more.
But it was interesting, to say the least, to see how the whole process works for the first time in person for a real live audition.
So, if you have nothing else to do today, take yourself on a go-see if for no other reason than to see what it’s like. Give it a whirl and strut your stuff.
Take-Away Life Lesson: Always be ready to give 100% of yourself no matter what you do in life.
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