My Day As A “Let’s Make a Deal” Contestant – Part 4 (Post-Interview, Pre-Show)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Aurora De Lucia and her dad excited in posed photo before Let's Make a Deal(Missed any part? Here’s the whole series.)

Picking up from last time

My dad and I go in for our little mini-headshots that the Let’s Make a Deal people take.

This is where they look at those information cards. Yet again, I left the social media spot blank.

I figure it’s always better not to give too much information, though I could be completely wrong on that!

Also, it’s possible they’re maybe not asking that to judge how awesome our internet presence is. They might ask so they can tag us later, if they talk about us (if we get on the show). Although they ask you for your handles later in the contestant room. So, I don’t think it’s that.

I still don’t know why they do it. I don’t know if it can help or hurt you, but I was still too afraid to give mine (even though I know you can oh-so-easily look them up).

Aaaaanyway, we get our picture taken. Then the line snakes around to the greenscreen.

As my dad and I are in line, we talk about the interview and how it was fast. We’re hoping that means she really loves us and thinks, “Yeah, I’m gonna put them on the show.” After all, my Price is Right one was very fast.

It’s also possible she could’ve thought, “I’m annoyed with them and so over them… Get outta here.”

Aurora De Lucia laughing with her new friends on Let's Make a DealWhatever it meant, we were pretty sure that however she felt about us, she was sure. She didn’t need any extra time or information to waffle on whether she liked us. She knew. And that’s better than not knowing.

Once at the greenscreen, you get separate pictures, and then you get group ones. In front of me, I heard the photographer say the same thing to people over and over. “You can put your stuff down. Step on the line. Now give me an excited face.”

When it was my turn, he was doing something for the first second when he’d usually say that.
(I think he was changing the screen back from blue to green; they use a blue background if someone is wearing green.)

I immediately stepped up on the line and gave an excited face. When he got back to his camera, I was already in position. [*Dusts off shoulders, if I do say so myself*]

He seemed pleasantly surprised. But come on, I’d heard it enough. If I’m paying attention at all, I should know what to do.

My dad was just as fast as I was. So, when it was time for the two of us to take pictures together, the photographer gave us a few different facial expressions to try. I think he was having fun with us, since I like to think we’re semi-pros at this. 😉

And this is where I’ll pick up next time.

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