The modelly model in me

What do you get when you put a vainpot, RM300 and two hours together?

Heh. Last weekend, I succumbed to my inner girly dream to become a model and signed up for an Estee Lauder Model Search makeover PLUS a photoshoot. In addition to being treated like a model, this package entitled me to a RM250 voucher to redeem Estee Lauder products and an additional door gift comprising an Estee Lauder eyeshadow and mascara worth RM80 (there was also a RM150 Sony voucher which I don’t see any need for). Anyway, all this happened at Queensbay Mall. I can tell you that honestly, it felt very diva-ish, just because I was able to tell the hairdresser how I’d like my hair done, and the professional stylist what kind of look I wanna achieve. All simply for the taste of that modelly million bucks feeling. Felt exactly like a scene out of America’s Next Top Model.

But it’s a female thingy I suppose.

My hubby cannot for the life of him, fathom how or why I would wanna sign up for the makeover and contest. And again, I have to say it’s a female thing. I saw girls and women of all shapes and sizes patiently sitting there, waiting to be made up by the professional makeup artists and then sportingly posing for their photo shoots. And (dare I say) aunties too were not spared the temptation.

And in the end, after all was said and done, my hubby was also SWEET enough to pay an additional RM100 for the entire set of my 21 digital photos from my shoot PLUS a framed A4 size copy of one of the photos. I enjoyed myself thoroughly throughout the session (except for the fact that I forgot to bring along a bottle of water, so I was rather thirsty – in reality, models would be provided with water, no?).  As a move to fulfill my modelling fantasy, I even asked for a blower to be used during the last part of my shoot 🙂 … you know, the ones that make long hair fly all over the place.  I’ve always wanted to do that.  Haha.  I know I will probably never do this ever again, so it was a fantastic experience.

I wonder if the turnout would be that great if there was a similar model search event for guys?

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16 Responses to The modelly model in me

  1. LB says:

    Now I am just sitting by here patiently waiting for those glamorous model pics of you to be posted.. 🙂 When? What time? Ok!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hope your seat is nice and warm 😛

  2. rinnah says:

    Wah! So glam! I wanna see the full 21 pics! Faster show!

    Since Pete got no more brothers, I’ll take friends too! But firstly they gotta be as nice as him hor…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Aiyo…dowan to show la…shy….and you know how Jay on ANTM used to say that out of x number of frames the model had, only x-599 frames could be used….so out of 21, guess how many were deemed ok by me? 😛

  3. Pink Cotton says:

    hahahaah way to go!!
    i heard abt the model search but didnt have enough guts to go try out 🙁

    its a bargain rite? photoshoots and freebies…

    show more pics~ =)

    The Giddy Tigress says: Go try la….it’s an experience!

  4. Jemima says:

    Wah! Why did you hide the lovely framed pic behind Estee’s bag?

    Btw, may I have your autograph please? 😉

    The Giddy Tigress says: Huh? What hide? 😛

  5. Angeleyes says:

    wah wah… why no larger image on the shoot? Show a bit mah… 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Already showed *a bit* mah …kekeke

  6. ehon says:

    yeah when u wanna show it? i can see one hiding behind the bag. lol!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Maybe that’s all you’re gonna see leh? But if you look hard enough, maybe there’s more….hehehe

  7. cibol says:

    hurm .. kam kam let us see pictures. we’ll be the tyra banks .. 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Dowan la…aftwerds I get sent home! Boohoohooo!!!!

  8. sasha says:

    yeah in real life models are provided with water + straw , just in case they mess up the lipstick. Eh show more pic la…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Speaking of water and straw, I remember during my wedding reception, I was given that, but I chose not to use it. Kakaka…..how to drink wine with straw la? 😛

  9. Paik Ling says:

    Hey you sneakily put a small photo of you in the background only!! Where are the rest – SHOW!!!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Eh, that photo not small la…it’s A4 size, only it’s a bit shy, so hide behind the bag la.

  10. michelle says:

    I wanna see those pics too!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Eh…ahem….need to uncensor first, then if I am in the mood, I’ll show.

  11. mistipurple says:

    *looks hard* you told ehon got somemore behind that pic ah? *squint somemore* (you look gorgeous, tigerbabe!)

    The Giddy Tigress says: Don’t squint so much, afterwards get wrinkles…

  12. Vien says:

    You didn’t do the NKOTB dance steps during your glamour shot? Hehe..hurry la..show the rest of the pics!

    The Giddy Tigress says: No la, aiyo…the photographer will die laughing!

  13. iamthewitch says:

    I saw that model search thingy too! And I was contemplating on whether I should enter but I decided not to in the end… Coz everything was just happening at lightning speed, so much so I thought that quality might suffer. In the end I told myself I would do a similar shot during my wedding photography next time, at my own sweet time! *LOL* I wanna see the rest of the pics pretty please???

    The Giddy Tigress says: Oh, but I think wedding photography is so different from modelly shots. This one you are all alone and with clothes that you can wear out every day.

  14. wen says:

    i wanted to go for it but my hair still short so cant do much la..
    u very beautiful leh, managed to catch a glimpse of the framed photo..hihi

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Wen! Short hair also can do modeling ma…there a plenty of gorgeous short-hair models. You won’t get to do the blower bit though.

  15. Alicia Pound says:

    Hi..u have such a lovely face. Hope a pretty girl like you can make it into semifinals. your husband must be really proud. i think we went to the same location.

    The Giddy Tigress says: I just checked your blog out – you look really nice in your model shoots! Hope you’ll make it to the semis too.

  16. jacss says:

    wuah……what a dream came true….yeah, it’s a girly dream fulfilled but it takes a lot of gut to do that leh….

    The Giddy Tigress says: Just for the experience laa…

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