Kim at Teen Expo


So last weekend the talent scout Kim Meyers came to Alaska to hold auditions. I decided that I wanted to audition for modeling. I wore a white sweater with black pencil dress pants and read high heels.We went to the mall where the auditions were being held and watched some of the others audition first. I was really nervous at first, but when I got on the stage, it wasn’t that bad. I did my walk and then had to go to the judge table where Kim was sitting and find out if I got the callback or not. See, when you were done auditioning you walked up to them, and they handed you a piece of paper, it either said yes, or no. Do you want to know what mine said? It said “Congratulations, You have received got a callback”! It was one of the coolest feelings in the world to know that I got called back.

Later that day we went to the callback at the address given. Looking around the room, there weren’t that many there compared to how many showed up at the mall. When it started, Kim talked about the ARTS, and what it was. Also about how, even though we were all just sitting there, she was still auditioning us, and after we left, she was going to go through all of our applications and pick out the ones that she wanted to invite to Florida to go to the ARTS. ARTS stands for “Applause Rising Talent Showcase”. click on the link to find out more. We were told that if you got picked to go to Florida, you would either receive and email or phone call from Kim saying so. If you were chosen, you had to go to a Q&A the next day.

We waited, and waited, and waited, and we still hadn’t heard anything, so I thought that I wasn’t picked. Until about 10 o’clock my mom got an email saying that I had been invited to the ARTS showcase down in Florida!! I was so excited I literally jumped. The next day we went to the Q&A and listened to people who had gone to ARTS before, and listened to their stories, and about how things would work out. Afterward, we had a week to confirm that we were going to take the trip to Florida. After discussing it, we decided that i was going to go to ARTS in Orlando, Florida in June, and just today, we confirmed it.

So Saturday I went to My schools homecoming dance with my Friends. I had tons of fun, except at the end of the night when my feet started to hurt cause of my heels. I call em’ my “devil shoes”. What really bugged me though that night was only one of my friends there would dance with me, the rest of them just sat there.

Anyways here is a picture of me, Mickey, and Hannah.

(added by mom)

This summer I took a Cosmetology class at a place called KCC (King Career Center).  At first I was really looking forward to going to class, but once I got there I was disappointed.  All we did was sit there in the lab and do our hair. The first day she did show us a demo on how to shampoo hair, but that was it.

I hoped it would get better as the class kept on, but it didn’t. We were basically allowed to do whatever we wanted. We were allowed to take naps as long as it was on the facial beds so that way if somebody walks in and asks why that girl is sleeping, we can say she’s getting a facial. We could curl, straighten, and style our hair, but after a few days of doing that it got boring. Not to mention all the heat damage done to it in those 2 and a half weeks.

We could do manicured also, but if yours were already done, you didn’t want to take off all the work and redo it. The lights in the lab were off most of the time, so it was made even harder for all of us to stay awake. If we did fall asleep at out chair we got in  trouble. You are also not allowed to read anything in class unless it has to do with Cosmetology. Which is just a bunch of pointless magazines…. and not even the kind I like to read!

I must have read at least four books at that class.  If the teacher caught you reading a regular book, which she did with me….. a lot, she would tell you to put it away. When that happened to me, I would either read it underneath the table, or go out into that lab in the dark corner and read. If she came by, I just closed the book and pretended to do my hair.

Here is something i wrote on a piece of paper in the middle of class

By the last two days of school, i was so bored out of my mind that i didn’t feel well enough to last through the full  day of school, and stayed home  the last day because i still wasn’t feeling well.

(Photo from Anchorage School District website. The front of King Career Center, Anchorage, Alaska behind Wendler Middle School.)

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A dventurous

V ery cute

O ut going

R espectful

I rrisistable

T alented

E cstatically awesome

G ood singer

I ncredible

R ighteous

L oving

The Hair is so Long

The Way it Hangs Down my Back

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