Wednesday, September 3, 2008

FRO ME TO YOU - MODEL BEHAVIOR

 

Kristen has been such a "model" here for us at the "Fro me to you" blog carnival, that I thought I would "model" after her.  I also want you to know that there will be plenty of laughter with this post, so if your bladder is not strong, I suggest you go take a potty break.  We can wait.

Now I hope you all appreciate this, because I had to dig deep for these.  I dug so deep, that I actually found pots and pans that I thought were lost forever after our remodeling.  I also found my apple peeler corer thing!  :) I am real excited about that, since apple time is getting close. 

Wait a minute what was I talking about?  Oh yeah, "model" behavior.

When I was younger, I believe 16 to be exact.  I was on the Teen Modeling Board at Castner Knotts, which was later bought out by Dillards.  How I pulled this off is beyond me.  I had the self confidence of a newt.  If a newt has any self confidence.  I just remember there being an announcement at school, and for some reason I said hey that might be fun.  I remember what I wore and everything.  Actually I found a picture of what I wore. Its a picture of me a dance though not at the auditions.

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(By the way if you recognize yourself in these pictures, I am sorry I didn't get your permission to post them.  I just only know how to get in touch with one of you and I already told him he might be on here one day.  If you want me to take it down I will.  :(  )

I remember the judges asking me to speak German, because I had that on my list of subjects I was taking at the time.  I don't even know what I said to them.  I hope it wasn't anything bad.

All that brings me to this.  The day I found out, I had made it onto the board, I had just went through a hey lets cut my hair short phase.  I sure hope they didn't pick me because I had long hair.  :(

One of the first things we did was a back to school fashion show. Here are some of those pictures.

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Don't ask about the Three Stooges, I don't know what that was all about.

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Robin must have been taking these pictures.  You can see right up my nose.  Glad there were no "bats in the cave".

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Boy I was working it!  Yeah Right!

Now I not only modeled there at Castnor Knotts, I like Kristen liked to do fashion shoots.  Mine were TEEN magazine fashion shoots though.  Here are a few examples.

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Did everybody were socks with flats and long skirts, or was that just me?

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Oh ya'll better really love me for this. 

This next one should give me lasting embarrassment for a very, very, very long time.

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Lordy mercy, I was such a dork!  I obviously loved that sweat shirt though. 

So there you have it.  My model career such as it was.  It was very short lived.  They don't take to kindly to girls who get pregnant, being on a teen modeling board.  Something about setting an example.

So for more thoroughly embarrassing photos of other people, please go over to Kristens at We are THAT Family.  That is if you can stop laughing at me long enough to go do that.  :)

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41 comments:

P.S. He loves you... said...

LOL! Thanks for the laugh girly girl!

jennifer said...

Have I told you lately that I love ya? Well I do. That last little blurb about teen pregnancy made me laugh a bit. You are sumthin' fer shure!

I have ONE pic of me doing modeling in my home town. ONE. And that is possible one too many!

Jen

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LOL! I love the one on the TV. Of course you loved that sweatshirt, it was a GUESS sweatshirt! They were all the rage. :)

Cheri-Beri said...

Ah, we all wore socks with our flats and skirts - I sure did and thought I was quite cute. Thanks for all the pictures :-)

Happy Mommy said...

love the one on the TV! Very funny!

Jenn said...

Oh modeling shoots! I did a few in my day too!

The Apron Queen said...

Always sexy to drape yourself over the TV! :) Too funny. I need to go visit the potty now!!

My Fro Post is There is a snake on my foot!

Brandi said...

love it! u are such a NERD!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I too had the sweatshirts and wore skirts with socks and flats! Picture on the couch is priceless!

Rhea said...

Fabulous photos, Valarie! I love your modeling photos and the fashion fun ones at home. It's funny we had TV's big enough to sit on...THOSE are a thing of the past now. lol I hear they make those into big fish tanks now.

LOVE the drama pose. You rock!

Ashley @ mrs007.net said...

I am cracking up right now. Those pictures are so cute....I think I might have had that same hot pink sweatshirt. :)

I especially liked the end where you talked about getting pregnant and setting an example for the Teen Board. I love your sense of humor! I actually have a running series on my blog about my own "getting knocked up story". In fact....it's my Fro' me to you post this week.

Great Post!

Suzie said...

You have such great photos. And what a looker you are

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Oh my goodness. Thank you for the laughes and for the walk down memory lane ~ I think we had the same hair sytle!?!?!

We are THAT Family said...

Oh, girl! You kill meeeeee! I laughed so hard at these. I should have heeded the full bladder warning :D

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Valarie, thanks for coming by to see the redesign.

Oh, these pics are funny! I've got some that are priceless. I should post some of my "big hair" pics sometime. I could win a prize & I didn't even have to try to get my hair that big.

Rhoda

Ramblings of Kimberly said...

Oh my "tight roll jeans". Great pictures and story!

Crayl said...

I especially like the one on the sofa. Classy.

Lisa said...

Ummm. That was my sweatshirt.

Lisa

a Tonggu Momma said...

If I sat on my TV now, I'd probably topple over. Somehow what you did seems much more high class than my Solid Gold shimmying.

Tammy said...

This is just TOO much. I had totally forgotten about Teen Boards at Caster Knott. I used to love that store, until Dillards bought it.

My sister always wore socks with flats. Wait, I almost said that she was a dork. I take that back. ;-)

TJ said...

Oh yeah you were stylin! Love the pants in the first photo.

Most of the clothes I wore while mall modeling were... um ick! At least that's how I feel now.

D... said...

Being a teen-age can be so much fun! Ha! Loved the pics! I was once in a fashion show for Dillard's. I was so much smaller (i.e. shorter) than everyone else that I had to get my clothes out of the kid's department. I looked like a baby! And I also wear socks with flats & long skirts. Weren't we so cool & cute? ;)

Suz Broughton said...

I could do a whole post on "Tragic Modeling Pictures from The '80s." I have mine, too. Maybe next week.
I totally remember those sweaters with the crests on them...so classy.

Life on the farm... said...

You're so funny!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

I believe the word I'm looking for is... HILARIOUS!

Hey lets do a "WHINE & Cheese (or Chocolate" party with the bloggy girls here soon. I'm missing my adult companionship pretty bad.

Blog Stalker said...

What great fun, remembering what everyone wore back then! Man, and everyone thought they were so hip! lol.........love the bats in the cave reference......too funny

Saucy said...

I loved those pics and wow you really put it all out there, Miss Teen Model! My little one is about that age and we're playing these fun photo shoot and fashion modeling games too. She will look back on all the photos on my blog someday and die!

Steph said...

Valarie--you were one cool 80's model! I love the pics. I think there are some of those somewhere lurking in my old photo albums. Maybe you have inspired me to pull some more out...hmmm

Too fun!

Muthering Heights said...

You are hilarious! I love that last one...soooooooooooooooooo chic!

Joy said...

Every time you post these old pictures it makes me laugh and then I wonder what we'll be finding strange and funny about this year in several years.

Jennifer said...

You were so cute!

Valarie said...

I hope you kept the boots from the last picture. Those are hot!!

jennifer said...

Going out of town this weekend. I will check back in with your blog on Monday! Pray for me to have traveling Grace - I am on my own!!

Jen

Kimmie said...

Valerie, you make me smile! How fun for you to share your modeling photos from yesteryear! Love that sweatshirt!!!!

I have something for you at my blog.

Hugs,
Kimmie

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I tagged you for a meme:)

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

You are just adorable! I just know we would be the best of friends! Perhaps when we move to Kentucky/Tennessee!

Blessings!
Lacy

Kelsey said...

Oh my gosh that made me laugh so hard! Love it valarie!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

When we started our youth ministry about 10 years ago, we had those same life-sized Three Stooges cutouts in the building. Also George and Barbara Bush and John Wayne. ?? Loved the pics.

MommyGirl said...

At least you don't take yourself too seriously!

Kimba said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. It's nice to meet you and I'm so glad that you've been encouraged to try some things you thought you couldn't do.

I laughed out loud when I read this post! I remember that one of my best friends was a department store teen model. I thought she was sooooooo glamorous. Oh was I envious. Your pictures are fantastic.

And good job on the monogram project! Joy has the best ideas.

Kimba

carrie said...

That Guess sweatshirt you were wearing is awesome! I would have worn it all the time too. And those bangs, those are hard to make, trust me - I remember spraying my own upside down with the Aquanet every morning.