I check the link now and then, and a couple of years ago I submitted a story that actually got some attention. They were looking for women who dress inappropriately for their age and I came up with some kind of funny b.s. response, probably on a Friday night after my second beer. I don’t remember exactly what I said, but I’m sure it had to do with Vegas cleavage, short skirts and vampy heels not typically seen on grannies.
Several months later I got an email from one of Oprah’s producers wanting to coordinate a time for a phone interview. I talked to her soon after and, upon her request, sent a picture of myself. Evidently I wasn’t inappropriate enough—I never heard anything more. Or maybe they canned the story idea, thinking it was more suited to Jerry Springer.
Anyway, right now Oprah’s Be on the Show page is asking (in capital letters!) “IS THERE A CELEBRITY YOU’D LOVE TO MEET?”
Um, helloooo… Beverly d’Angelo! I was saving this as one of my goals for 2011, but hell, the opportunity is presenting itself right now and I’m gonna jump on it. Yes, it’s time I get serious about meeting my celebrity girl-crush, and so I’m drafting a little “Please, Oprah! Pick me!” plea for consideration. I haven’t quite put it together yet, but I’m definitely going to mention my Beverly d’Angelo fridge magnets that a friend made out of bottle caps. And I’m thinking the ending will look something like this:
I know I should want to meet someone intelligent and influential, like Margaret Thatcher or Kelly Ripa, but do I hope you select my entry. My only alternative is to feign a serious illness and appeal to the Make-a-Wish adult division. Meeting Beverly on the Oprah show would be so much easier, and I wouldn’t have to shave my head. Though I totally will, if that’s what it takes.Can you imagine if I got to meet Bev? I swear, I’ll jump on Oprah’s friggin’ couch! Keep your fingers crossed!
Now take a look at Oprah’s site and tell me—are there any opportunities for you to be on the show? If so, go for it!!!