Thursday, December 5, 2013

My Brief and Inglorious Career as a Model

"You too can be a model!  Travel!  Meet exciting people!  Excellent hours!  Great drug plan!"

Well, maybe not the latter . . . .

Anyway, on a whim, I answered the ad by telephone, gave them some particulars, and emailed some facial shots to see what came of it.

I got a call, amazingly enough.  But in the meantime I had mentally set some limitations on what or how I would model.  Nothing nude, topless, or thongy. Nothing involving too much exposure.  No boudoir shots.  Only something in good taste.

I would not be a "before" in a weight loss ad. Oh, pleeze! The indignity of it all!  I'm slightly underweight.

Okay, I submitted to some test shots while wearing a bare midriff outfit. I thought, "Is the retro look coming back in swim suits?" The photographer asked me to clutch my stomach and give a pained look. I gave my four-star, pained, pouty Angélique-is-unhappy look that would prompt a statement from the National Weather Service.

And I finally found out what I was to be a model in.

An antiacid commercial.


I will not be be on-line or visiting any web sites for about a week or ten days.  I'm taking a vacation/family visit.  Anyway, I'm less satisfied with what I've posted lately, and I hope to get some inspiration.  I'll catch up on yours when I return.

10 comments:

Bilbo said...

I'll miss your comments while you're gone, but hope you have a a safe trip and a good time. My father was a professional advertising photographer by profession, and I can tell you LOTS of interesting stories about models, props, and the joys of growing up in a photographic family.

MarkD60 said...

I was in a commercial for some kind of rum. They rented the Cayman Submarine, people were supposedly drinking the rum on board. Us scuba divers, saw them drinking the rum, and were trying to get in the sub to drink some too. Real stupid. I never saw the commercial.

Also I did one for Falleron underwater scooters. We were just buzzing around on these giant cave scooters. (the orange ones). The video from the camera looked clearer and better than the acutal dive did. But I never saw that ad either.

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at your modeling job. enjoy your family time!

Atomic Dog said...

A great twist in your story! Enjoy your family time!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Angel, this was really funny in an unexpected way. Have fun!

John Hill said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family, Angel. Have a grand visit!

Mike said...

There's a catch in the contract just waiting to jump out and bite you.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Enjoy your vacation :)

Cloudia said...

You posts always have your special voice, and I enjoy each and every one!



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Anemone said...

I enjoyed this one...