My little guy has been plastered all over Facebook and Twitter since he was a mere bump in my belly, so when I saw a casting call by Donna Grossman Casting for Pampers packaging last week, I didn't hesitate! Apparently, they're doing new packages in their various international markets (Japan, Philippines, India, etc) so were looking for moms and babies of all ethnicities. The one I specifically responded to was the one for Asian moms and babies. I know I know, I'm not Asian, but I went ahead and sent our pictures in by email and wouldn't you know in about 5 minutes they had responded with an "audition" date and time!
They were very specific about the wardrobe for the audition - mom in a sleeveless white tank top (not low cut) and baby in pampers diapers only. Done and done!
We got there around 4pm for our 4:20pm call. The waiting room had about 5 other babies with their moms in there. All of them lounging around in their diapers - it was so freaking cute!! The receptionist kept making announcements about keeping hold of your baby since the floors were cement and their were metal benches. But, one mom didn't listen and her little guy (maybe 1.5 years?) ended up with a busted lip! Yikes!!! He cried so hard, there was lots of blood, I don't even know them and I was traumatized!! Luckily the drama didn't effect Kenzo. We played with some toys we brought and I tried to keep him in a good mood, despite being overdue for his afternoon nap.
I know we must have gotten some fantastic shots, I wish I could get copies but I'm sure it's not possible. On our way out I asked when we would hear anything. Apparently they'll only call if we book the shoot, which would be shot at the end of November, so we wouldn't hear for quite some time (mid-November?). This shocked me - they're dealing with babies here - in 2 months they will change so much!! But whatever, I guess we wait! If we get booked, it's $500 just for doing the shoot, and $6,000 if they actually use us on a package - HELLO!!! YES PLEASE!!!