Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm on TV!

Part of my job is to attend events, product launches and give interviews. Also, to appear on TV or pop up on radio shows to impart my wisdom on celebrity matters (hahaha!). Anyway, the stuff here are a few weeks old so that hopefully, you didn't see me on TV making a fool of myself. I'm not the type to promote my appearances. I did that once and then all I got from friends and family were, "Who did your makeup? You looked like a tranny!", "You look really fat.", "Why can't you speak in straight English?" (this was on a Tagalog morning show), and my favorite: "On TV, you look drunk." So strange! I don't even drink alcohol (I'm allergic)!

But Mary Kay sent me this YouTube link and it's so embarrassing but in a I-can-laugh-at-me sorta way. I'm the talkative girl being made up. I'm sure the Mary Kay artist was silently wishing me to shut up hehehe. You have to watch until the end of the clip where I'm smiling and then I thought the photographer was done and then he asked me for another shot. I'm so FAKE!

Below is a behind-the-scenes look of me and Nikki, associate fashion and beauty editor, on a guest stint on "The Sweet Life." We were talking about how to look good in anything, courtesy of tips from Hollywood stars. I'm wearing my silk Jill Stuart dress and beige Nine West pumps. Just sayin'! Look at hosts Lucy Torres and Wilma Doesnt. They are soooo thin! And pretty. Sigh!

Seriously though, guesting on TV is no joke. Aside from the absolute certainty that I am going to make a big blunder (I curse like a sailor and I have a tendency to spill secrets), there's the more distressing problem of waiting and waiting and waiting...

We were asked to arrive at 9 PM but the taping didn't start till 12 midnight. Then we were on that set for about 5 minutes. With editing, the clip on TV will run for a mere 2 or 3 minutes. But you waited a few hours just to have that done! It's not their fault. That's how TV really is. That's why I like live TV more. Sure, you have this HUGE opportunity to make a terrible mistake but at least the whole ordeal is over and done with in 15 minutes!


  1. Wow! Now this is one of the wonders of the television and jobs of the journalistic world! How nice naman. How's the feeling Frances? I'm just sad I wasn't able to check out the show since I was then busy at my job. Sa gabi kasi ang teaching stint ko.

    Ei, nice to know that you moved in to a new office! How's your new home there in Pioneer?

    glaiza here! www.

  2. LOL! No worries, even with the pout in between the smiles, you still looked fab! ;)

  3. Hey Glaiza, the feeling of being on TV? Not as glam or even as nice as people think. It's too many people, too many wasted hours, and too noisy. Very noisy. I prefer my desk job. It takes a special kind of person to do TV as a career and I don't think I have the stamina and the energy to do it.

    The new office is fantabulous!

  4. Funny how they showed on air your changing facial expression while they took your picture haha.

    I caught that episode with your guesting at The Sweet Life. You looked just as thin as Lucy and Wilma. And I love the dress you wore. :)

  5. LOL@ "curse like a sailor". And
    that exasperated look on your face in between the flashes was priceless. :P

  6. Cris! You saw the one on Sweet Life? Thanks for saying I look thin! I'm not anorexic but TV does add, not 10, but 30 pounds on ya so I was feeling apprehensive. Tsk tsk. This is why I can't do TV. The body image problems I'll have!!! (I bought the dress on eBay!)

    J! You know I have a dirty mouth so I'm always scared when I guest on your show! Some expletive is sure to come out... but so far, so good, eh? Ya, that exasperated look... Just goes to show what I think about that part of my job!

  7. Yes the one on Sweet Life where you talked about the clothes/accessories of Hollywood celebs. If TV adds 30 pounds e di you look really thin in person. Seriously, you really look good on TV.

  8. Wow! Thanks super. I guess I should stop being insecure. Damn, I'm 31. I'm too old to be insecure!


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