The Amazing Race is the one show, out of all of the reality shows, that I would LOVE to be on. This summer I got the opportunity to actually audition for the show. The opportunity just fell into place. I didn’t even know about the audition in the area until a few nights before. The situation seemed too good to be true.
Shalee from Shalee Wanders told me about the audition during our media trip to the Sandusky area while we were hanging out by the fireplace at Sawmill Creek Resort.
We discovered that the audition would be starting around the time that our scheduled trip would be over. Did I mention that we just happened to be on the same island of the audition, the same day of the audition??!!! You have to take a ferry to get there. So the odds that two people, who love the show, would be at the right place on the right day was just too good to be true.
We decided that we should go for it. Why not?! Right?!
We stood in line to fill out our paperwork and check out our competition.
After checking in we were directed to take a picture with the Amazing Race backdrop. At least we have a picture to remember that we tried to achieve something on our dream list.
It was fun to hear the stories from the other contestant hopefuls. Some had creative shirts and others were so interesting that people starting getting pictures with them.
I wouldn’t be surprised if these guys made it.
They even joined the band for a song while we were waiting to tape our audition.
So what was our strategy, our unique hook?
1. We’re both have unique names
(Nedra – pronounced Nee-dra and Shalee- pronounced Sha-lee)
2. We’re both travel bloggers.
3. We both love adventure.
4. We just met a few days ago for the 1st time.
(Also Shalee just happens to be really sweet and adorable. Who could tell this gal with braces no??!!)
It’s a lot to travel with someone you know in high pressure situations, but it would be even more interesting to see how two people who don’t know each other well respond to each other.
Would we yell, cry, or get sick of each other really quickly??
We thought that we were the perfect candidates….but we were pretty biased.
After our audition, the person taping said that we had a good story and wished us good luck. Our friend who took pictures of us during our audition said that he didn’t say something like that to everyone who auditioned so we felt a little more special.
We’re still waiting for our phonecall. Regardless of the outcome, I’m glad that when I had a chance to live my dream, that I took it instead of wondering what might have been.
If you are ever on Put in Bay island, you definitely have to check out Mojito Bay.
It has sand floors under a thatched roof along with a nice outdoor area.
My favorite part of the bar was defintiely the swings that replaced bar stools.
That’s just fun!
Mojito Bay is located at 389 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456.
Disclosure: Shores and Islands provided my accommodation, meals and admissions for my participation in their media trip. All opinions are my own.