How to get cast in a Reality Show
Be yourself. This is especially good if your self is outgoing and outrageous. But if you aren’t that loudest person in the room it doesn’t mean you wont be cast.
Unscripted shows are looking for interesting characters. People with multiple layers. Everyone has a lot of facets to their personality but in getting on and staying on TV we need to see them all.
Be vunerable. The Producers of a show want to know that you will let them and the audience ‘in’. You have to be able to reveal what you are thinking and more importantly, what you’re feeling. You don’t have to reveal all the intimate details of every part of your history- just ne willing to take the audience on an authentic ride, let them know what you are doing and what you are feeling as we go along.
Be communicative. We have a saying when we think someone is good for Reality TV – that they can “Talk to a tree”. Foliage aside, the ability to communicate- and keep communicating makes you a better candidate. This is unscripted TV so you have to have your own script already in your head, being delivered all the time.
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