Want to be a Reality Star? Learn the "Snooki Formula"
Casting Director Reveals Secret to Becoming Reality Star
Ever wanted to live the life of a reality star, but weren't sure how to get started?
A former casting director knows the secret, clueing people into the "Snooki Formula" that's made the Jersey Shore star a household name.
Sarah Monson, who has cast the talent for shows like The Bachelor and Survivor, has penned a new book called, Me On TV: The First Ever Kick-Ass Guide To Get You On Any Reality Show.
Consider it your bible if you're looking to land a reality show gig.
After all, look at how far the Jersey Shore cast has gone and how much money they make.
Monson advises reality show hopefuls to employ the "Snooki Formula" that casting directors are looking for.
She explains to BusinessInsider.com, "Start with a polarizing stereotype, saturate with unapologetic flaws, and then add in a dash of humanity for good measure."
She added, "Snooki is this partygirl with tons and tons of make-up and she's loud and obnoxious. But then she cries and calls her mom or gets pregnant or something and then you find yourself kind of liking her."
Snooki further explains that this kind of personality keeps viewers at odds between loving and hating the character, thus keeping them tuned in and getting the reality star more exposure.
Monson explains the key is to have that mix of flaws, personality and humanity, noting, "You might think you're interesting, but in a worldwide pool it's hard to stick out. So we're looking for characters."
Are you the next Snooki?