Yep, that’s me right there in the Claritin Allergy ad ((giggles))! And you can find it in the April 17, 2010 and May 2010 issues of Family Circle Magazine! It was the coolest experience ever. And now I thirst to do more photo shoots, but not the two-piece bathing suit or big-breasted-bra-wearing kind. Because I don’t qualify for those types of pictures.
THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED
I follow Fitness Magazine on Twitter and Facebook (don’t you?). They did an open call of sorts for people with allergies to submit their photos for an opportunity to be featured in a Claritin ad in one of Meredith Corporation’s family of magazines. So I submitted my pic along with my story about how I can NOT be around my cat for too long, ‘lest I ingest the Claritin. In the absence of Claritin, the feline species causes my eyes to burn, my nostrils to pour, my throat to hack, and my attitude to get real bitchy. You don’t want to witness that.
Out of approximately 150 prospects, I was selected to take part along with 4 other people, including Kristin from Iowa Girls Eats.
My prize was to be swept away to New York City this past January. On day one, the Meredith people fed me some greedy-good food, put me up in a nice hotel and sent me for a manicure. And then I ate and drank some more at dinner. Like salmon and cheesecake and wine. Uh uh.
On day two, there was an entourage of WONDERFUL people who did my hair, got me into wardrobe and make up, and made me feel uber-special.
The Meredith Corp. gang (Caroline, Barrie, Anita, and Kristen) were friendly and professional. They do their jobs well. There was also Michael the photographer and Stacey, who did set design. And I can’t forget the cat wrangler.
To Claritin, Meredith Corp., and everyone else involved in the project, I am grateful.