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I hope you guys had a good break over Memorial Day Weekend, because… 
28th-May-2008 05:28 pm
CB2J: Kyrie
I hope you guys had a good break over Memorial Day Weekend, because now it's time to get right back into the game with your next challenge. Are you ready?

Sometimes, models are asked to be corespondants for television at events, parties, and the like. As such, it's a good idea to be able to form a good question and hold a conversation. A great interview is always one where you try your best to get juicy details--whether they're privy or not, at least you tried--or a soundbite out of your guest. While sometimes models aren't necessarily known for their brains as much as their beauty, they have to be able to hold their own on a red carpet swarmed with paparazzi and journalists. That's why, this week, for your challenges, you ladies will be doing..


So, who, you might ask, are you interviewing? Why, your lovely judges, of course!

That's right. Each of you will have to come up with two original questions to ask each judge individually--a total of 10 questions. This will tie directly into your photoshoot--whatever it may be--and you should try to draw as much information out of the judges as possible within the confines of two questions. That doesn't mean, however, that you can have a six-parter question! You may only have one two-parter question, so use it wisely! The judges will also be answering three pre-set comprehensive questions.

Here are some tips for good interviewing:

o Open-ended questions will get you more information. Asking questions that can be answered with a simple 'yes' or 'no' will probably be answered as thus. Instead of starting with "Do you like..", instead ask, "What do you like about.." or "How do you feel about.." This will force them to answer in a way that's more descriptive, whether it be a negative or positive response.
o Don't be too familiar with the people you're interviewing. If you seem to know each other or know all about one another, the person you're interviewing may be less descriptive because they don't feel like they have to explain anything, because you know each other well.
o When you can't do a conversational interview where you pass the mic back and forth, always go for a soundbite. A soundbite is a small piece of a longer interview chosen to be the most important point of the interview. You want the point of your questions to hit strongly. Whether it's graceful or bitey, you'll have interview gold. (Just make sure to keep it ethical--misusing someone's words is the number one route to journalistic disaster!)
o Be friendly, be nice, and always keep the focus on your guest. Even if they ask you a question, turn it back around to them.

The winner of this challenge will be the girl whose questions the judges feel are the best--the one that draws the most information out of the interviewees, as well as the most creative and comprehensive questions. The winner will recieve a special prize that will help them greatly for the next photoshoot. This is the challenge to win, ladies!

Remember: you must formulate two questions to ask each of the judges, a total of 10 questions. (And don't worry, it doesn't have to be about fashion. Heard any gossip recently? Feel like asking about something about their home lives? Go right ahead! That's what great interviews are made of!)

This challenge is due Sunday, June 8, before midnight, EST.
No extensions this time around. It's a simple challenge--all you have to do is make up 10 questions. (If you feel like re-using the same questions on each judge, you can, but you won't win any challenges that way, will you?)
28th-May-2008 10:30 pm (UTC) - Re: PRE-SET QUESTIONS
1. Well, I am the founder and CEO of Carmendy Models, Inc., which we started as a child modeling agency for high-end department stores and commericial modeling, but have slowly moved up the ladder and are now focusing more on high-fashion up scale modeling, to include the lovely Wren Berry. My average day consists of me chugging down about 2 cups of coffee, looking at portfolios for new models, matching up models to our clients, meeting with clients, showing them our choices, putting together scnerios of what works with this model and what would work with this model etc., finalizing the deal/contract, networking, crunching the numbers, oh and of course...signing a gazillion papers a day. But I of course dont do most of the leg work, I have a wonderful staff that helps me out tremendously! Oh and traveling, did I mention traveling?? Carmendy Models, Inc. has about 4 other sister modeling agencies around the world, and whenever we have new talent, either I go scoop them out or have an assitant go. We have offices in India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and soon to come...Australia. I'm still working on opening my dance studio, but have been so busy with the business lately, that that has taken a hault. I pretty much work 24-7, 7 days a week. I rarely eat meals alone, because they're pretty much all business meetings. I've met alot of great people along the way, and I LOVE what I do, would not trade it in for the world!

2. Since I'm always on the clock, I would say my signature style would be "Business Spunky", business atire with an edge. Bold colors, classic prints, the perfect accessories....and most importantly cohesiveness. You wont get ahead in life if you're outfits dont make you look like you mean business! But its also good to remember to have fun with your outfits, and show a bit of yourself in each and every outfit you put together. I try not to look too clean-cut and classic, thats boring, which is why its always good to have one awesome piece of FLAIR in your outfit, a conversational piece, to get people wanting to know exactly where you got it!

3. My favorite go to out-fit would have to be a pair of fitted black pants, a red fitted top, some kind of funky jacket over and some killer pumps! To really make a statement I love wearing my leapord print pumps! I think they look classy chic when worn with a put together outfit!
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