Just Try It!
Spring 2011, I get an assignment to interview model/actor/martial artist Nick Bateman, you know, the gorgeous dude you see on every Abercrombie shopping bag, circa 2010/2011! “Wear something sporty” I was told! Then on the day of the shoot I find out Nick Bateman’s gonna show me a few moves using a bo staff. Cool! I thought he was going to just show me a few moves, didn’t think I’d have to workout with him, but that actually was the case! So there’s Nick, gorgeous and athletic. Confidently spinning that staff through the air and I’m standing to the side trying to figure out how I can avoid impaling myself or anyone around me when it’s my time to handle that stick!
Showtime! After Nick’s demo, I’ve got to jump in and mirror a few moves. Yep, I was a little tense at first, then after missing a few of Nick’s cues everyone laughs, including me. That laugh, at myself, helped me loosen up and breathe. It’s not open heart surgery, it’s actually fun and I’m a lucky DIVA to get a chance to learn from a black belt who happens to be real easy on the eyes and a nice guy too!
BTW, I didn’t impale anyone that day and the story turned out real cute on ET Canada! Hey, who’s got something else for me to try? BRING IT!!