The Captured Photography Book should be on the tip of the tongue of any wanna be model, designer or photographer. So who wouldn't want to be in the 2009 edition? Applications started approximately 2 weeks ago and a staggering 400+ people applied. I successfully made it into Heat One, which included approval of my photographs and general application information.
120 people were selected to go through to the next round, which consisted of 'The Interview'. Actually, no one had a clue what was going to happen at this stage. It was all very hush hush. Models who had been selected were pinging left right and centre, asking questions like, ' Are you preparing quick changes?', 'What are you wearing' , 'Are you wearing your huddle?' I think we all got each other in a bit of state really, cos there is always someone who has prepared more than you and visa versa.
I was fairly calm leading up to the event, until Laya IMed me saying, 'You re up next Jula, await the TP'. The feeling of dread came over me and I started shaking ........... shaking because its much easier doing an interview with people you don't know rather than people you do. I arrived to a sea of ghost like figures smoking like crazy ( not with a cig, but you know what I mean )
It was like cross fire at dawn on arrival, questions being fired left right and centre, coming in at all angles. I don't think the panel meant it to be a terrifying experience but it frightened the living daylights out of me. To top it off, some random TPed in on my head mid interview which was most off putting, as all I could see was a pair of feet over my eyes and the rest just some misty body trying to rez up. I don't know how I did but I'm glad I prepared that's all I can say. Vixie, bless her during the interview said, 'excellent answer Jula' . I was chuffed with that only because she gave me the strength I needed, even if it was really a crap answer.
So once again its a waiting game. A few people IMed me after comparing notes etc, but I do secretly hope I get through to the next round ..... I mean really HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BOOK ?
Outfit for my interview - casual but chic
Skin by Blowpop, Caramel Tuesday
Hair by Truth, Ivy
Pants by LBD
Top by Bianca F
Jewellery by India