I've got a new gig. No, it's not running a modeling agency (although I heard of a guy who founded one in Shanghai to meet girls but wound up with a hugely successful modeling agency). It's as a judge on a "Apprentice"-like reality TV show in Vietnam. I'm representing VietnamWorks.
I'm tapping out this entry from a hotel in Hanoi where the show is being filmed. Today we followed the candidates around as they tried to sell postcards to passers-by on the street. Just like The Apprentice, it included lots of personal drama. Some candidates are rivals, some are bossy, some are more passive. No Omarosa though, which kinda disappointed me.
All the candidates are young women from 22 - 28, to increase the show's appeal to the sponsor's demographic. I can tell you, the future of Vietnam is assured in the hands of these young people. They are kickass go-getters, smart as a whip and totally eager to learn and compete. One candidate was so wound up, she fainted tonight when we announced her team won the competition. Oi, the drama!
It warms my capitalist heart to see these young people honing their business instincts and strutting their moxie. I have no doubt they all will go on to do great things.
And for those of you wondering -- I'm gonna try to sneak in a "You're fired!" on the show even though that's not part of the program.