From the Real Housewives franchise to the weight loss competitions to the cooking contests, reality shows are all the rage. Slowly squeezing out the half hour comedies and episodic dramas from our weekly television schedules, reality shows are more popular than ever. The bread and butter of all the reality shows are the people who make up the casts and keep viewers tuned in every week. While you may have absolutely no interest in sending in your picture and application to the casting agent or waiting on line at a live casting call, you may be seriously considering throwing yourself into the world of reality television. This article will offer some questions to ask yourself before making such a life changing decision.
Do You Have A Special Talent That You Hope To Make A Career? While many reality television shows are strictly for entertainment, the modeling competitions, as well as the musical and cooking reality shows offer an opportunity to break out of obscurity and instantly propel your career forward. If you have been toiling away for years trying to turn your talent and determination into a successful and lucrative career, you may decide to apply for a spot on a reality show. Though you may not be declared the winner, the fame and attention may still result in a lucrative and prestigious opportunity.
Are You Self Confident Enough To Expose Yourself To The Public? Not only do you sign up for having cameras record your successes and failures, high points and low points, ups and downs, you also invite the media’s interest and research in your personal life. Been arrested for outstanding traffic tickets? Failed your driving test the first time around? Filed Bankruptcy? If you become a contestant on a reality show that receives a fair amount of attention, chances are your past will be researched and your less than finer moments will be reported to the public.
Do You Have An Outgoing And Interesting Personality? The most popular reality show contestants are quirky, fun, and have strong personalities. There must be a quality or trait that resonates with the general public. If you are free spirited, open, and enjoy interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, you will surely enjoy participating in a reality show. On the contrary, if you would describe yourself as introverted or reluctant to form relationships with new people, the world of reality shows may not be right for you.
Do Your Family And Closest Friends Support Your Decision? While we all need to make the life decisions that are right for us, regardless of other’s opinions, taking your family member’s feelings on the subject to heart may be helpful in making this choice. If everyone around you reacts negatively to your decision of trying to become a contestant on a reality show, there must be a very important reason. Weigh their thoughts and recommendations carefully before making a final decision.
Do You Let Criticism And Negative Feedback Roll Off Your Back Easily? Even the most beloved reality show cast members have their fair share of criticism and negative reactions from the public. If you are someone that takes every slight and less than complimentary comment to heart, partaking in a reality show may not be right for you.
Are You Craving A Life Changing Experience? If you feel your life is in a rut, and you crave an adventure to shake up your life, participating in a reality show may be just the thing you need. Diving into the world of reality television will certainly bring about a monumental change and potentially move your life into a completely different direction.
You may just enjoy the experience and your fifteen minutes of fame, then peacefully go back to your normal life. On the other hand, you may be making a decision that forever changes every aspect of your life.