3 things not to do...
I’ve got to say, I was close to tears when Simone was in the bottom two this week, but I’ve been reassured by my model-mentor Josh Flinn that I’ll be okay and the stress won’t turn into permanent wrinkles (not convinced!).
This ep was fun, but jeesh, the challenge was all kinds of stressful! These girls have no sense of direction. Zero, zilch, nada! I’m surprised they got to any of the castings (although my angel Simone was probably the best of a very bad bunch!).
You would have noticed that this ep reiterated a few very important June Dally-Watkins-inspired lessons regarding modern manners. I found it rather handy so I’ve compiled a list of what to do at a casting (or event).
1.) Perfect your entrance
Guys, it’s not cool to run into an event with beads of sweat on your forehead and with a walk that says only one thing: turn around, leave and try it again. My advice? No matter how late/early you are stand outside where nobody can see you, whisk your fingers through your hair, pinch your cheeks and run madly on the spot for five seconds. Your nervous energy will release, your cheeks will be the right shade of flushed and you’ll feel a whole lot better about entering a room full of strangers!
2.) Do your research
Oh dear, I could have died on the spot when Monty referred to Camilla Franks as Camilla and Marc. Monty, DIFFERENT CAMILLAS, SAME INDUSTRY! Having said that, she’s only 17 so maybe it could be excused? In any case, don’t try this one at home, or anywhere else for that matter. Instead, study your invitations/Facebook walls/whatever and remember the host’s name so you don’t offend and embarrass everyone in the room upon entry. And once you do meet them, look them directly in the eyes and smile. This smooth move oozes confidence and will make everyone like you on Facebook (giving you a real life to Facebook friend conversion rate of at least 80 per cent*.)
3.) Shave. Then shave again.
Even I can’t understand how a model goes to a casting having not taken care of her body hair AND I’M SIMONE’S GREATEST FAN! Camilla Franks was not impressed. Needless to say, this golden rule goes for all body hair: wash it/shave it. And use TRESemmé so we believe you. I’ve found keeping a disposable razor, some pixters (those wackadoo things for your teeth), some TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo and some deodorant in my handbag usually eliminates me from most dire situations. Remember, go prepared!
Yours very much never wanting this season to be over perhaps EVER,
Images courtesy of FOX8
* This is an estimated figure.
So did you guys notice any other faux pas? If so, what were they?