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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?)
30th-May-2008 09:52 pm (UTC) - Re: Ava on the Mic
Renee's Questions
1) How do you feel about the belief that child stardom and it's pressures can lead to a dysfunctional, disjointed adulthood?
I failed to mention that I started off as a child actor at the tender age of infancy, all the way till I was about 10. So I know first hand what it can do, and what it did to me. I had no friends, didnt really have the weekends to sleep in late and eat cereal all day cause I had to be at a certain set for a shoot from 9am till whenever we were done, sometimes not till midnight. For a kid, it was really stressful. I think child stardom CAN lead to a dysfuntional and disjointed adulthood...and quickly too! I'm not going to deny that, we have perfect examples we see every day...ahem, Britney, Lindsy ahem. BUT, there are ways to prevent it, by remembering that children and just that, children. And making sure their parents understand that. Which is why I made it a point to have Talent Counselors at Carmendy Models, who are there for the parents and children to help them understand the pressures that come along with being in the spotlight, and to make sure they let their kids be kids. So yes, I think it can be detrimental to the lives of children as they grow up, but with the proper support and communication from everyone involved, it can definitely be bi-passed, and has successfully been bi-passed at Carmendy Models, Inc.

2) What is your stance on the major fashion houses that oppose fuller-figured models?
Honestly, its there loss. I hate to sound like a money hungry wench, but on a professional standpoint, if they oppose fuller-figured models, that means they oppose millions of dollars in their bank accounts. Society is growing, in every which way...hahaha, yes, weight included....and what better way to promote a product/service to the world then by relating to REAL people, who have REAL curves. I mean, how often do you see a 6'0" tall, perfectly tanned and perfectly proportioned girl with long flowly hair and flawless skin walking down the street on your typical day?! Not often. So for those major fashion houses that oppose fuller-figured models are losing out of major deals and more diverse audiences. And hey, its their choice to do so, but in the end, its their loss. Image on the line or not, its their loss...and my gain! *wink*
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