Oh great, the dreaded video is out. And with it comes a list of excuses for the excessive eye-rolling and sounding like a valley girl. First of all, the primal fear in my eyes, is a result of being nervous as hell. Second of all, even though I had a few minutes to prepare what I was going to say, the words escaped me at the last second, and I was left scrambling to remember the witticisms. I also completely forgot to include “world peace” in the list of things I like. If it was on everyone’s list, the world would be a better place. And lastly, just in case you were confused, the “Chinese-Japanese” and the “Confucius” comments are not proof that I was drunk or crazy (though Mark, the cameraman certainly thought so), they were “borrowed” from the little gem below. So all in all, here’s my Yorkdale Is Me video. You are allowed to make fun of me, but only if you vote at least a 100 times. Vote for Nelia!
The posters for the Yorkdale is Me contest are now up at Yorkdale Mall! I really like mine, because I am actually smiling, which reflects my personality much better. Hope that the judges look at that one, instead of the one on the website. I know, it must sound quite vain, but the pic on the voting site really bugged me.
The first week of voting is almost up, and I am so very happy to be in the lead so far. There’s still 3 more weeks of voting ahead, so it’s likely that I won’t be getting much sleep this month. And while everyone has been absolutely amazing, helping me get to the top, a few special thanks are in order to the people that are helping me with my promotional efforts!
Monica of Beauty Parler wrote a cute post on her site, endorsing yours truly! Thanks so much, pretty lady!
The wonderful folks at Toronto Tourism News, also wrote an article about the contest, mentioning that I am their favorite! It means a lot, guys! Thank you!
Sharon of Backseat Stylers, a huge thanks to you as well for the support and an awesome post! Us, fashionable finance chicks need to stick together!
And last, but not least, many thanks to Fira and Capa for their help in promoting the Yorkdale is Me contest!
Thanks to all of those that are voting! Your support means so much! Truly.
Ok, so now that I’ve gone and done it, I can let the cat out of the bag! Last week I’ve been shortlisted as one of the 50 finalists in the Yorkdale is Me contest! Woo-hoo! Right? WRONG! Along with today’s photo-shoot, all contestants had to record a 30-second video of themselves letting the world (Toronto) know why they should vote for them. And since public speaking has always been my kryptonite, I sounded very much like that Miss Teen USA South Carolina contestant…In my head it went something like this: “I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so, because some people out there in our nation don’t have that, and I believe that our education like such as eh in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should…our education over here in the US should help the US…or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future.” So vote for me, yes? I now have a newfound sympathy for all of those pageant contestants. Yes, I do.
Other than the horror of being videotaped, the rest of the day was very fun and relaxing. Many thanks go out to the wonderful Yorkdale team! They made everyone feel welcome and at ease! And I’d like to especially thank the video guy, Mark, who let me re-shoot my cliched bore of a video-wreck, though my second one definitely left him puzzled (i.e. him asking me if I was sure about my little soundbite). Mission accomplished! So if you guys will be so nice as to vote for me, you might want to skip the video and go straight to the photos/write-up. Please and thank you! If, however, you do choose to view the horrid thing, you might get a few laughs out of it, or will decide to never be in front of a video-camera ever again. No need to thank me!
Will post the details of when the voting begins, as soon as I find out. Here’s hoping that the photographer Alex was right, and that he got at least one good photo from the shoot! Wish me luck and vote for me!
Do you love to shop at Yorkdale? Do you think that you, yourself, are undeniably Yorkdale? If you answered yes to those two questions, you are well on your way to becoming America’s Next Top Model! Just kidding…a star in Yorkdale’s Spring campaign! All you have to do is fill out a short questionnaire, answering a few questions, submit a pic of yourself, and hope to win the ultimate VIP shopping experience. But hurry, the deadline to submit your application is October 9th! I submitted mine already!
Each of the ten (10) finalists will receive the ultimate prize package, which includes:
- A feature role in Yorkdale’s spring 2010 ad campaign
- Fashion photo shoot with celebrity photographer Chris Nicholls
- $1,000 Yorkdale gift certificate
- A 2-hour wardrobe consultation with a member of the Yorkdale Dream Team
- Toronto Fashion Week sponsor prize package VIP access to the 2010 Spring Toronto Fashion Week shows
- One (1) “People’s Choice” Winner will have exclusive use of a reserved parking spot for one year in Yorkdale’s Office Tower Parking
- The nine (9) remaining finalists will receive Valet Parking for one year
More information on the Yorkdale Is Me website!