So, if you are a girl and you are between the ages of like 17 and well, 50? (I'm just guessing) there is an 80% chance that you tune in on Mondays to...
Yes, The Bachelor.
Or The Bachelorette.
&& guys I am NOT discriminating against you because I do know guys that watch the show as well!
Well, I admit I don't ACTUALLY watch the show that often...
I did watch Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette because my college roommate's brother was on the show -- AKA Josh Murray -- AKA the winner!
And I am now in Charlotte, NC and The Bachelor casting calls decided to make the Queen City a stop on their tour to find the next girls (and guys) who want to find love on the show.
I PROMISED my best friend about a year ago that if the chance ever came, I would audition for the show.
I mean really, what do I have to lose?
I have always been that girl -- meaning the single friend who has never been in a real relationship and runs away as soon as a semi-attractive guy shows me attention--
I KNOW I can't be the only one out there that does this ( I hope!)
So, I saved the date, begged a friend to go with me, swallowed my pride and did it!
&& now here I am telling you about the experience!
It was definitely something I was curious about and I am sure a lot of you are too.
Now this isn't the only way you can apply to be on The Bachelor, you can also send in a video and fill out papers online, but they say going to the casting calls is the best way to get a producer's attention!
When I decided I was going to do this, the first thing that came to my mind was... WHAT DO I WEAR!?
I knew there would be girls in all sorts of outfits, but I decided to go cute, but not TOO dressy.
I know, I should have taken a picture of myself, but I was in a hurry to get ready and COMPLETELY forgot.
Basically, I wore cute, printed shorts, a black high neck tight fitting top, red lipstick and peep-toed booties!
I admit, I was looking PRETTY CUTE! :)
So I walked into the building and the first thing they did was hand me a stack of paperwork.
(Also, I may or may not have been the first person there! haha)
(This lousy picture is literally the only one I got of the whole experience, but it is PROOF that I did it!)
-- I also took the pen with me, because how legit is that! --
So on the paperwork they ask just a lot of background information about me and simple relationship questions.
I did sign something that said I couldn't get away the exact questions that were asked, but come on, it's The Bachelor, I'm sure you could guess what they asked!
Nothing really surprising!
After I carefully thought out my answers and filled out the paperwork, I stood in line to get my picture taken.
An up-close shot and a full-body shot!
Also, I am a really awkward person so I started laughing in the middle of my pictures OOPS!
I was then ushered to a line of chairs to sit in and wait until they were ready for me to do the on camera portion.
While I sat in the chair, I finally got a chance to look around at the other girls who were also there.
Definitely all sorts of personalities and styles -- which is what The Bachelor is all about!
The girl in front of me brought her own roses and even a tiara?
I mean -- that is one way to stand out!
So then it was my turn to step into the make-shift room they had set up.
I was told to sit in front of the camera, put a mic on, and basically answer the exact same questions I had just answered on my paperwork.
My guess is that this is a way they can see how you do in front of a camera, make sure you aren't camera shy and see how your personality is!
It really went by all so fast!
I truly give the producers props for watching all of the videos and choosing just from the 5 minutes of us on screen talking about ourselves.
And just like that, it was over.
I did it.
They told me I would find out in July if I make it to the next round!
I mean, it is a long shot, but I am just glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone to do something that I would not normally do.
It was fun!
And now for all of you that were curious, I gave you as much information as I could, but if you are interested and The Bachelor is coming to a city near you, why not go!?
You really do have nothing to lose, and oh so much to potentially gain!
I'll keep y'all updated!