Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day 2: Applying to be the next Victoria Secret Model (Weird Job hunting)

Today's challenge is alot tougher than yesterday's and my enthusiasm wasn't the greatest when I entered STC in the evening. Given that this is the second straight day I'm doing a challenge all by myself, and the fact that crazy shit would have been far more hilirious if there's more people watching. To be honest, the thought "giving up" did flash through my head once or twice. But of course, that is quickly dismissed. I have 1500 views and 55 subcribers on my youtube channel, each one of those people are there to hold me accountable!

I loitered in Jack Jones for 5 minutes pretending to shop before I finally mustered up the courage to ask the manager. But when I finally did things went alot better than I thought. Originally, I thought I wouldn't be able to pull it off with a straight face, but my composure and confidence even surprised myself.

The lady in Jack and Jones explained to me patiently why they currently aren't looking to hire live mannequins. I asked her if she would reconsider when I get more deezed up in the summer, she smiled and told me maybe.

For the next two stores, I tried to use my iphone as a hidden camera. I put it in the strap of my backpack. Turns out it was too far to the side. The audio is pretty good but unfortunately you can't see the manager. I will do what Jia did and hang my iphone on my neck for my future videos!

After those two failed attempts to capture my rejections. I went to Mcdonalds if I can be a server and I went to Tim Hortons and ask if I can be a manager(That manager was super rude to me when I was actually looking for a job last year so that was a sort of a troll attempt). Both were met with a resounding "NO SORRY".

At this point I am starting to become real confident. Those rejections did not hurt me at all despite how cold they were, and I decided to try something real gutsy.

Yes, I went into Victoria Secret and tried to apply to become the next Victoria Secret Model.

The manager was a middle aged Asian lady and here is how the conversation went.

Me: Hi, I am wondering how do I apply to become the next Victoria Secret Model?
Manager(Wasn't startled at all): Oh, for that, you have to go to the Victoria Secret Head Quarters and apply there. Then there is a selection process and there will be several interviews.
Me: So they actually hire cute guys like me?
Manager: Unfortunately not, but we do hire guys for stock
Me: That's unfortunate, cause I was really looking forward to this job

My dreams of modeling as a hot babe in panties has been dashed, but my challenge today succeeded in a big way. :)


  1. Haha! I wish I got to see it! Keep up the challenge! Long way to go!!! :DDD!

  2. Sounds like your challenge has been going well so far!