Auditions are quickly wrapping up with two out of the final three open casting calls going down this Sunday! If you still haven’t finished your online application, get to it, the deadline is Friday, October 12th with no exceptions. There is some good news for you lucky latecomers though, we have some extra-special advice from the one and only, season 12 Big Brother winner, Hayden Moss.
Check out Hayden’s top 10 dos and don’ts for making the cut:
- Bring the energy! Pound a Red Bull, shoot a shot of espresso, take a sip of whiskey… they won’t care! Walk in to the interview with energy, and you will have a much better shot at getting into the Big Brother house.
- Be yourself. The casting team is very good at their job. So if you’re trying to be someone you aren’t, they will see right through you. Odds are, you are good at being you… so stick to that.
- Wear your Sunday best. In other words, look sharp! First impressions are important, especially this early in the game. More often than not, first impressions are based off of appearance. So for the guys, wear deodorant, take a shower, and shave your face (unless you have a badass beard). Ladies, you know what to do.
- Know the show. Believe it or not, it helps to have Big Brother knowledge when trying out for the show. I’m not saying you need to be an encyclopedia like Ian (season 14 winner)… but having basic knowledge will give you an advantage.
- Show up for the casting call. If you think you want be on Big Brother you have to get off your couch and try out. The open calls are a blast, so show up, have fun, and you never know… you might win the whole thing.
And now for the all important don’ts:
- Do not show up in a speedo. Speedos, spandex, and most costumes are generally frowned upon. Unless, you’re built like Mr. Pectacular, or look like Kara Monaco in her birthday suit, it’s not a good idea.
- Do not say you will play like Dan. Anybody that watches Big Brother knows Dan is a stone-cold killer, and he just played one of the greatest games in BB history. That game will never be replicated. He is a legend, and there will only be one Dan.
- Do not worry about offending the casting team. Tell them how you feel, who you are, and what you are about. If you normally cuss…then cuss! If you hate puppies… then tell them you hate puppies. In other words, political correctness does not matter.
- Do not speak in generalities. To make things clear, don’t tell the casting team you’re competitive. Instead, tell them a short story about how your ass-kicking mentality landed you a gig as a cage fighter! Or, how you lovely ladies flirted your way out of a traffic ticket. Short stories and examples are good. Generalities are boring.
- Don’t be nervous. I know this is easier said than done, but trust me: you have nothing to be nervous about. Go into to the interview and let it all hang out. If you don’t make it… just try again next year. Keep this in mind, Evel Dick tried out eight or nine times before he made it. So you can do it. Good Luck!