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Re: audition advice

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Look well-kept, but if your beard is the difference maker, there is a problem. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and care about your audition, and I hope that it's rewarded with the call (and a win, for that matter). Though all of us can give our opinions on beards, only those who have actually seen you can give their opinion on which makes you look better. As for me, I think your professionalism goes beyond your facial hair and to your grooming as a whole. Do what you believe is best and most comfortable, but don't be worried.
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earendel wrote:On September 7 I'll be in Chicago for a J! audition. I've been several times before so I know pretty much what to expect. My question is this: to beard or not to beard? The number of J! contestants with beards is a small number of the total and I'm wondering if it would be better for me to shave my beard (which I've worn for many years) or leave it as is. FTR I'm 60 years old, so I have one strike against me already.
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I am going to attempt to change my avatar so that it shows a picture taken of me when I was in the Hot Seat on Millionaire. That was in 2000, but I haven't changed that much. Perhaps that will help.

ETA: I'm not sure how much that will help - it's rather small (the photo, that is). My beard isn't quite as long as it was in the picture and much grayer.
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jpahk wrote:
MinnesotaMyron wrote:But what does that have to do with anything? I mean, why did you bother to post it? What does it contribute?
he's an overenthusiastic kid. you might as well ask why a bear s***s in the woods.
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Anyways, I don't have a beard since I'm a kid, but I did notice that Brian Weikle, MinnesotaMyron, and seaborgium (in ToC) had slight beards, I think. They all accomplished a feat of their own. So I don't really know. I do know that Burns Cameron did have a beard when he played for SJ! and lost. He didn't in the '60s.


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earendel wrote:I am going to attempt to change my avatar so that it shows a picture taken of me when I was in the Hot Seat on Millionaire. That was in 2000, but I haven't changed that much. Perhaps that will help.

ETA: I'm not sure how much that will help - it's rather small (the photo, that is). My beard isn't quite as long as it was in the picture and much grayer.
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seaborgium wrote:
earendel wrote:I am going to attempt to change my avatar so that it shows a picture taken of me when I was in the Hot Seat on Millionaire. That was in 2000, but I haven't changed that much. Perhaps that will help.

ETA: I'm not sure how much that will help - it's rather small (the photo, that is). My beard isn't quite as long as it was in the picture and much grayer.
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