This post is dedicated to CelebTV’s newest rockstar: 20 year-old Jordan Chollette.
What makes this intern so fab you ask? Well, let’s just rewind to last night.
Jordan offered to come work the Glamorama red carpet even though- it was a Friday night and he makes $0 an hour.
Upon arrival he was on time and ready to shoot. It didn’t even dawn on me that this was his FIRST RED CARPET EVER.
But know what’s crazy? When I did finally realize that this was his first rodeo, I felt no panic. None.
Mind you, I still get nervous with photogs who’ve been in the game longer than I have, trust me- it’s warranted.
But Jordan acted like he knew exactly what was happening, and when he didn’t he watched with a stealth eye. He didn’t try and ask celebs for an autograph, or block another outlet’s shot. And when he made a last second decision to switch lenses, he did it with swift perfection.
On the walk home I got to thinking and realized that this is a rare quality in our industry ESPECIALLY from someone who can’t even legally drink in this country yet.
Ok, I’m done with the lecture, I’m just saying that the new generations are always asking for advice on how to get a gig in media…and this is one key way to make it happen.
As for Derulo…once I showed him a photo from the wedding, something clicked and he realized that he had performed a few weeks earlier. He gave me a gigantic hug, looked at JC’s camera and proceeded to ask if “our viewers” knew what kind of crazy surprise Alex had planned.
I asked; as far as weddings go, if he thought ours was ok and if he wanted a similar style if/when he gets married someday.
That media savvy kid slyly dodged question 2, and said that he could feel the love at our party and loved that everyone was having such a blast. (and yes,I realized he was a paid performer…BUT trust me- this dude was genuine) (I have video to prove it!) (If JC was actually rolling…i kid)
JD and JC- they just get it.