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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?)
5th-Jun-2008 10:39 pm (UTC) - Re: Here are the Questions
1) I understand completely that running Carmendy Models is such a time-consuming process, and I have also learned that you’ve been looking into opening a dancing studio. Two complete opposites. What has made you look into dancing?
When I was in college I took up a few dance classes here and there for electives mainly and just for fun, I got hooked! Been hooked ever since. Its a passion maybe, I dont know. But I figured, why not try opening a dance studio too as a part time thing, you know, something to fall back on for when I decide to get out of the business. I mean, I already have the business knowledge, dance is my passion, I have experience handling children and the like, so why the heck not! I remember growing up I always liked to dance, but always felt really embarrased to do it in front of people, so I would make up little choreographies in my room by myself and not show a soul. Then once I got to college and started taking classes, I was like...no way, this is too easy!! The love grew from there. =)

2) As the founder of Carmendy Models, how are you taking a stand to change the limitations in modeling with size, height, and so forth?
As far as making a stand on changing the limitations, I am just one person and I think I can only do so much. The main thing I know I can do to change it is to be open to any and all types of models. You know, by setting a good example to all those other executives out there who might have overlooked that gorgeous plumped face girl with flawless skin and drop dead gorgeous eyes becuase she's a little over weight. So I think just by being open-minded and understanding to the fact that we all come in different shapes and sizes is a strong enough stand to hopefully make a memorable impact on the way other agencies view the full figured bodess. But in the end, peoples choices and opinions could burn them or win them in the long run. But as for now, I'm raking in the not so typical model types! More work? Yes. But more opportunities? You better believe it!
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