Gentri Lee: As Seen On TV

11.28.2012

As Seen On TV

Yesterday I was super duper lucky, lucky enough to promote my esthetics business as well as the new salon I'm working at, on tv! Mady (the esthetician I'm sharing a treatment room with) and I prepped for the camera, discussing what we would say and who would say it.
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Take a look!
Look at my gorgeous models! They are all such good friends and all did so well. Plus I got to hang out w them for a few hours! It was a win win.
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Kelsey, Aly, Autumn, Sierra
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touching up before we go on the air// hanging out back stage// almost our turn// on-air!
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Kelsey and I after the show.
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Oh you know, just hanging out on tv.
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It was an absolute BLAAAST and I can't wait to do it again!

What pictures and video won't tell you:
I scheduled each of the models 1/2 hr apart. Giving me plenty of time to get their on-air makeup done (it's more than day to day). But that meant I had to be at my salon at 5am to do Aly's makeup. I am no good at waking up before 7 these days and was woken up at 5:40, thanks to Mady's call. In a rush I did my hair and drove as fast as I dared to the salon. I was supposed to car pool with Aly, so I called her as I was driving to the salon (bad example! I know), but she didn't answer... I called probably 10 times, still no answer. So I just moved on, and tried not to stress.

I got there at 6:20 (an hour and a half after I was supposed to fyi) and whipped out 4 makeup applications- including mine. None of which were tv ready makeup. I had to just let it go, because it was time to head to the tv studio. Just before it was time to leave, Aly made it to the salon! Whew! So off we went, to the studio.

We got there right on time and I had plenty of time to do Aly's makeup. Thank goodness for Mady who helped touch up the makeup and get the girls started when I was late. I know it wouldn't have happened without her.

After all the makeup was done and we had time to sit and think about what we were going to do, we started getting nervous. Those who have known me my whole life know that I am a shaker. When I get nervous, I shake like crazy, and this situation was no different. Hands trembling, lips quivering, I was so worried that's how I was going to be on-air! But somehow, my old performing skills (developed through years of dancing) kicked in and I was just fine! In fact, I had a blast and wanted to go again! haha!

So "next" time, I don't think I'll be as nervous, and I'll set my alarm to go off 15 times instead of 10...

25 comments:

Rachel Bethke said...

how exciting!!! i always get so nervous too for things like this and afterwards your like WHY WAS I NERVOUS! :D looks great girl wish i could have you do my makeup :D xoRachel

Michael Z said...

Congrats!! Now you're out there for everyone! Good luck!

Ali W. said...

This is so awesome! I SO wish that I lived close to you so that I could go to your salon! You and your models look beautiful. Glad everything turned out great! :)

Amanda said...

This is so exciting, the models look amazing! And a HUGE congrats to you!

GingerPeachT said...

i think this was my first time hearing you!! You remind me of the photographer who did our wedding lol soft spoken and sweet :-) You did a great job speaking! I think you were a natural. And wow, that sounded stressful. I would totally come to the salon if I were closer

Christine@Mavy May said...

How exciting!!! You were are natural, couldn't tell you were nervous at all :)
Good luck with the new salon!
Christine
Mavy May Designs

Stephanie said...

oh my goodness, I would have been SO STRESSED being late and going on tv! You did amazing though and the girls' makeup looked great!

ohseems said...

very exciting! you don't seem nervous at all!

Harley said...

you are so famous! sounds like the perfect tv experience though... i mean aren't movie stars always late? :D

Autumn said...

Congrats on your air time! I happen to be a shaker too.

Kristen @ KV Confessions said...

ahhh that is so cool girl!! you did amazing, really - good job :) congrats on your big grand opening! i would love to come say hello this saturday!

Mallorie Owens said...

Gentri! You are so cute! I watched this video before I read the rest of your post and Dave was in the room...you were the best one in the segment! So professional and confident sounding, you did such an amazing job!

Sarah Mc. said...

Good luck getting up early next time! I hear ya! It gets easier over time. I say this from my 5 years working at a coffee shop at reporting to work at 5am. Yuck.

Kate @ A Creative Cookie said...

That's awesome! You did a fantastic job - I've been on tv a few times and I get sooo nervous.

sweet harvest moon said...

Congrats! You did a wonderful job! :)

Dreamer Anete said...

Such an amazing blog! :)
Would you like to follow each other?
http://dreameranete.blogspot.com/

Thriftary said...

This is AWESOME. There is almost nothing worse than that feeling of waking up late and starting behind the 8ball. Way to pull it together and look super cute doing it!

Kelsey Cole said...

This was SO much fun! I loved every minute of it :) THanks again so much for inviting me!

P.s. I might steal a few of these pictures from your blog :) I hope thats ok!

Laurie said...

Very cool! You sounded great, very professional!

It was neat to see Kelsey too. I have been following her blog for a while!

Kallee Mae said...

This is so cool Gentri!! You did amazing! If you ever need another model i'd volunteer! You are fabulous at what you do!
Kal

Amanda Ellexson said...

Saw the clip on FB, you guys did an amazing job! And looked absolutely adorable, as always!

Mrs.Danielle.Warren said...

Wow!!! The girls looked great, you looked great! I couldn't tell you were nervous at all!
Congrats!!!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

CONGRATS Gentri, that is so exciting! You have already done such an amazing job with this new career and you just graduated ;)

The Adventurer said...

YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!! What a rock star!

Janette said...

What in the world Gentri????!! you're a NATURAL! You did fantastic!!!!!!! And the looks are amazing as well..My fave was that last girl! She was stunning!


Janette
http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com/