I want to share with you an experience I just recently had at a go-see in New York, and this is something you never want to do at a go-see. Just so you know exactly what that means, a go-see is the audition for models and it’s kind of silly but basically, it means you go to a photographer studio or a casting facility and you’re seen – so that is why they call it a go-see.
When you arrive at a go-see, one of the first things you’re going to be doing is signing in.
You will put your name down on a piece of paper and that’s how they know who to call in next. Sometimes you will be given a number especially if it’s a large casting.
So what I always do is when I first walk in and typically I’m not quite ready yet, I will wait a few minutes, I will make sure that I look right. I’ll check my hair and all that kind of stuff and I once I fell I’m ready, then I sign in.
Because once you sign in, they can call you and you’ve got to be ready to be photographed.
And so at this go-see, and it was a long day they were seeing people from 10 ’til 5, there was a woman who had come in, apparently, she signed in and she was just working on her hair, and putting on a lipstick and make-up, and they called her number.
And she said, “Well, I’m still putting on my lipstick.” And I looked at the casting person, who looked very annoyed because they were seeing a lot of people that day, and she said, “Ma’am, we need you right now.” and she said, “Well, just a minute. I’ve got to finish my hair.”
This is going on for like a minute, a little bit longer than a minute and I’m looking at this casting director and she was very angry and it just became very clear to me that there’s probably no chance this woman’s ever going to get cast for this thing. So a little trick, don’t sign in until you’re ready to be photographed and that way when they call you, you’ll be ready.