How to be a Game Show contestant
Six months John Baily decided to get “on as many game shows as I could. With no expectations of victory, I figured I had nothing to lose but – at worst – a few rejection emails or a couple of wasted days.”
Baily tells The Sunday Age he applied for 1 vs 100, Temptation and Deal Or No Deal and made his way onto all three.
So what did he learn? Quite a bit about the casting process it seems. If you’re seriously interested into getting your hands on the big bucks his article is worth a good read.
Here are the finer points of his tips in getting your mug on the telly:
* Ask yourself: would you be willing to act like a grinning idiot in the middle of the Bourke Street Mall?
* Would you want to watch yourself for half an hour?
* Determine your chosen show’s typical contestant. Be someone else.
* At the same time: don’t act.
* Most contestant co-ordinators will know if you have it before you even open your mouth.
* Don’t stay up late revising your general knowledge.
* If you’re going to blow your potential winnings paying off the loan sharks camped in the front yard, keep it to yourself.
* Bring a friend.
* Don’t act desperate.
You can read the full article here.