As a blogger, you receive a lot of email requests and pitches. So many that sometimes it’s hard to weed out the real from the spam. There is no way that I contact half of the people that contact me, and there have been many times when several important and highly sensitive emails failed to catch my attention. A few months ago, I was sitting at a red light and received an email from a producer of Anderson Cooper’s new syndicated talk show, Anderson. After pulling over and reading it in its entirety (as well as checking the authenticity of the email), I replied back.
Later that day, we touched based via phone.
I was asked about my blog post that I wrote back in 2010 about being addicted to beauty products. They were looking for someone for a upcoming show that was addicted to shopping and buying items as well as someone who was obsessed with their appearance. The more the producer talked, the more I began to realize that I wasn’t what they were looking for. While I do have a bevy of beauty items (and I can get carried away with my Sephora purchases), I am not obsessed with my appearance. I do leave the house without make-up and I don’t spend hours getting ready—with two kids and a hectic schedule, I have no time for that. I like to look nice, but it’s not an hour long process.
And while I do have ALOT of beauty products, I am a few stages short of addiction.
I was really looking forward to meeting the Silver Fox in person and going to New York City to be on the show, but I wasn’t going to sell my soul to do so. I have to be me, and no celebrity or paid trip was going to have me get extra—my readers would be able to see right through it.
I was told that they may contact me for other items or future subjects, but alas, no call, no email. Which is fine. I am still waiting on Oprah to call me as well!
What is the point of this blog post, you ask? Well–it’s this; I could’ve been on Anderson if I would’ve been a little more dramatic with my answers. But in the end, being yourself always trumps a few seconds of fame. I would have to live with myself as well as how I was portrayed on camera, and being something that I was not wouldn’t be right.
How these “reality” stars do “scripted” shows while displaying irrational behavior is beyond me. I will just stick with being plain old me.
BTW, the producer I spoke with was a former STLien and was as nice as could be. I am sure I bored him to death, but that’s okay. One day, I will be a perfect match. Without all of that EXTRA stuff.