Oh, hey guys.
Who trolls the internet?
So, a few weeks ago I starred in (nobody was available but my short-haired intern) and edited a little tutorial video for a Chicago salon on how to achieve perfect Brigitte Bardot hair via blowdryer tricks. I love BB and the salon and stylist who did the blowout were both fantastic. I, however, am not comfortable on camera. My face naturally rests in a frown. I was born with a lot of weird angles.
So for the video I kind of half-smiled sometimes, rolled my eyes a few times at something someone was probably saying or something, and tried to just have a straight face the rest of the time. I honestly have no idea how models can feel comfortable and just, think of things to do while on camera.
When editing the footage, I kept finding that either my hair wasn’t perfectly shot or my face looked weird. The best hair shots were of me rolling my eyes, so I used them. It was shot for the salon, I had to show the most awesome hair shots.
The video was picked up by Refinery 29, a great shopping and fashion site. It was posted on their Facebook for 180k fans, blasted in their national e-newsletter to thousands of people and featured on the Chicago section’s front page for a good weekend. The vid was viewed like 8k times in two weeks!
My head’s shining moment.
You’d think I’d be happy. I was! Until I saw this:
Note the three Likes.
I get it. People I know always rag on me for not smiling (Sidebar: I don’t have to smile if I don’t want to smile). I’m not a smiley person, never have been. I inherited mad worrying genes. And I semi-expected this. But still! How embarrassing.
Also: superficial, something I shouldn’t worry about and inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. I know.
Obviously, I can’t fuel the flame by being all Troll-ey and angry back to these people. Should I e-stalk them and confront them on Facebook with threats like
my friend Amanda did once a psycho kitty? Maybe I could guilt trip them by posting a sob story about why I was sad that day? Or I could take the boring, high road (most likely, as my company and a client are kind of involved).
What do you think? Please leave a comment right here and suggest the best comeback. #Sourispeopletoo.