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Fit/slim. Nope, like most people. I'm a bit rounder than your "average" model.
Really classy "cruise casual" clothing, flowy tops and/or pants (female) pressed chinos and button-down shirt (male). Wrong on both counts - tee-shirts and jeans/shorts, at least during the day. Plus the one outfit on the models probably cost more than my whole wardrobe.
Hair = blonde and/or greying, but in an expensive classy way. Uh, well, my hair is platinum and dark purple and it does cost plenty to do that. Does that count?
Not us, unfortunately, although I still think my husband is a hunk! A good friend's husband is the silver fox model you see in some Princess and Disney ads. He has also done commercials. On top of all that, he is a super nice man!
Well, I'm tall 5'8", slim, and have one of those required short haircuts women my age
(63) get. Besides that I'm pretty wrinkled and only look half decent after a long stint behind the make-up mirror..............so no.
It has been reported that one couple, that is seen in some Hal web site on-line videos is actually one of Hals Captain's and his wife. Can't remember the name.
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Last edited by aliaschief; October 9th, 2013 at 03:52 PM.
Don't ever believe those people in HAL ads or any others are anything but models. The advertising is done through agencies submitting candidates, lots of walk through by models, final choices made by company and lots of work behind the scenes you finally get to see. It's not as glamorous as you would imagine but the pay is good, especially if residuals are involved. Guess that is why I enjoy trying to adhere to the dress code day and night! At the age of 74 I'm still a little vain!!!
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Originally Posted by HamOp
I'm not a super model, and I've never appeared in a television ad, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night
Damn, someone beat me to it...
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I am 59 going on 60 just like Christie Brinkley (the model), but good grief, I don't look anything like her.........let's face it, my Hollywood days are over! Christie is a freak of nature, too perfect, like most of the people in the HAL ads. I would guess that only a very small percentage of the world's population looks THAT good!
As an aside, I am glad I don't have that burden of being gorgeous, it would be too much work trying to stay that way IMO.
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