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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..

Interviews

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?)
Comments 
5th-Jun-2008 03:17 pm (UTC) - Re: Interviews of Judging Bees with Max-B
1. Jae, you are a true success story of turning adversity into victory. I would love to hear your advices on fighting ‘personal demons’, for those who are struggling to overcome their challenges.

Everybody's got their skeletons that lurk in their closet and realizing this universal conflict is the best way to overcome it. In a crowded room, every person has had some sort of traumatic experiences, even if they may seem small. Coming from a suburban hippie household, I haven't got much to complain about, but every bad thing, along with the good, that ever happened to me has molded me into myself. Because of that, I would say look at your faults and know them. Figure out what has troubled you and what you'd need to talk to a shrink about, and beyond anything else, do NOT shy away from acknowledging you have faults, because being self aware is more important than keeping face.

2. One of the things I admire the most about you is your fun and uninhibited personality. However, I can imagine it would have been a turn-off for fashion divas with penchant for artificial sophistication. Was there an incident where there was a conflict because of it? How have you managed to stay true to yourself?

I'm like jalapeño croissants-an acquired taste. There have been many run ins with the elite of the fashion world and I have become a persona non gratis in many circles. For example, I attended a party at my good friend Malcolm's penthouse. He's a socialite, you see, making his money through networking and Wallstreet. Attending this party were several haughty designers, including Miss Irene Delacroix, the frigid mastermind behind Carne who had all night been giving me crusty glares. Long story short, and involving lots of bouncy antics and scheming, we managed to get her drunk, however not before bringing down the wrath of a cosmo stained designer dress. And you know how touchy they can get when you stain their dresses, so you can only imagine the type of hell that was spewed forth from the Earth. It was beyond compare. Glasses were thrown, profanities screeched, virgins sacrificed and demons summoned forth by arcane fire! Perhaps the last part was drunken dreams on my part, but from that moment on, Miss Irene refused to allow my products on the faces of models sporting her fashions. But personally, if she doesn't like me, that's her loss. I believe it's more important to portray yourself as you really are than to mold yourself into some four fork eating, curtsying Barbie doll. It gets me in trouble some times, but lots of designers, agents, and models find it refreshing. You win some you lose some and it will always be that way, even if I did start crossing my ankles when I sat.
16th-Jul-2008 05:45 am (UTC) - Re: Interviews of Judging Bees with Max-B
You know, I gotta try those jalapeño croissants ;)
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