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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?)
17th-Jun-2008 06:29 pm (UTC) - Re: Interviews of Judging Bees with Max-B
1. Good question! One mistake young models almost ALWAYS make is pillow shading. Sometimes it can work, but most of the time it doesn't. That one's pretty straight forward, though. Also, I've seen a lot of new models using strange make-up colours like yellow, even when it isn't a high-fashion shoot. Many new models also don't know the capabilities of their own bodies, and end up using the same poses a lot, or get scared to get creative with their posing. Or they completely ignore their bodies all together! I've seen girls with two left feet or hands (literally!), and one girl had three arms by accident! It's all about learning though, and you can't learn without making mistakes! Even seasoned professionals can make mistakes sometimes.

2. If it wasn't for CBTM, I wouldn't have had that boost to get my name out there. It's hard when you're new to the industry to get your name known, for people to want to hire you just because they've seen your face before. CBTM gives you that, and I wouldn't want to give that up for anything! I know people find it to be a sort of unfair push; you start out a nobody and end up a somebody, seemingly in a matter of months - while other models have to work grueling hours, and it is years before they are even featured on any cover. But the way I see it is that I was chosen out of hundreds of other girls to be on this competition, and that this competition is like one enormously long go-see, with more strict requirements than anything I've experienced at a real go-see. I feel like I have earned my place, and though it was faster than years of catwalk and go-sees, it wasn't any easier. Like it or not, contestants of CBTM are the best of the bunch!

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