Why They’d Never Take Me on “What Not To Wear”

I love TLC’s show “What Not To Wear,” but I’m fairly positive they’d never take my self-nomination, and here’s why:

  • I’d actually want to be there.  It seems like their guests have gotten more and more confrontational lately – the editing department wouldn’t have to touch the *bleeping* sound effect once if I were on.  I’m guessing my total willingness to listen might make me a poor candidate.
  • I’m not a complete “fashion disaster.”  I’m more of a “fashion couldn’t-care-less-er.”  I think if I HAD $5000 before now to spend on clothes, I may have done fairly decent for myself.  Well…maybe that’s not entirely true – I do need a lot of advice on how things ought to fit.  But honestly, I am not as worthy of a jaw drop as some of their previous guests.  They might actually let me keep one or two things.
  • I don’t have any big “event” to show off for in the next…I don’t know…forever.  A lot of times they revolutionize someone’s look in time for a reunion or wedding or shuttle launch – something BIG.  But my life is pretty ho-hum, which either imitates or reflects my current wardrobe, which brings us back to the couldn’t-care-less thing.  I’m not sure they’re gonna want to gussy me up to come back for potty-training a 2yo or teaching my 16yo to drive.
  • They’d never get me into a sleeveless or low-cut or capped-sleeve or see-through blouse or dress.  I’ve got pretty strict rules (and actual, physical limitations) on modesty.  I can just see the look on Stacy’s and Clinton’s faces as they are stumped by this particular roadblock.

So you see, as an average, ordinary, don’t have much going on, might have fashion if I had the time and money gal with strict rules on neck – and hem – lines, I’m not sure I’m attractive fodder for a reality makeover show.

But guess what!  I’m applying anyway!  Within the week, I’ll have my application submitted, and I’ll let you know if I’m ever proven wrong about this post.  Interested in applying yourself?  FOLLOW THIS LINK.

  • Liseth

    You are such an awesome woman that anyone would love to have you as a friend and help you with a makeover.
    I am right there with you on the fashion slacking party hahaha! May be they will take a combo of mommy bloggers for our next convention hahahaha Let’s try that one out!
    Love ya! and miss your show, I haven’t been around much lately!

  • I’ve actually seen an episode where they dealt with modesty. Yes, they made goofy faces and thought it was weird, but they eventually let the woman wear what she was comfortable with, and she was thrilled. And I bet you could come up with a big event–like a “hey, I was on TV” party! 🙂

  • Awesome! I think I would be a lot like you. I want to dress well, I just need the cash and some direction on fit and what things can be tailored to fit better. I would be a very willing participant though. I imagine I could make up an event for my big debut if needed. 🙂 Good luck!

  • Awesome!! Here’s hoping you make it!

  • Jen

    I could have written that same blog. Love the show. Would LOVE the money and advice to get new clothes. But I’m not THAT bad, so I’d never make it. Good luck though!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Working on my routine =-.

  • Amy Christensen

    Jen, you dress too well already! But me!! I thought for a second that Stacey had read my mind!! I have hinted to mu husband on more than one occasion to nominate me, but he won’t. 🙁

  • Lauralee Hensley

    Yea, I don’t think true modesty is in their fashion vocabulary.
    So, we’ll see if you’re picked.
    I truly think I wouldn’t want to pay the taxes on what they’d pick out for me.
    I’d rather put that tax money towards clothes I knew I’d wear, and I’d likely get twice or more total number of outfits with it to, in comparison to their $5,000 worth of clothes.
    If you want picked, I hope you are.

  • I would love to go on that show as well, but also have concerns with how they would deal with the modesty. I could really use some fashion advice and the $5,000. I’ll be crossing my fingers for you. If you get picked come home and share all of your new found knowledge.

  • They have had a member of the LDS church on before and were completely respectful of her modesty issues, just so you know. 😉 Couldn’t you say that you want to go on before a big mom summit or something. I’ve been begging to be turned in to this show for so long. Brooklyn got a camera and has taken pictures of my closet and taken video. My fingers are crossed. I can put up a fuss for ratings if they want! I’ll ham it up!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..A Contest =-.