ANIMAX Ani-mate Search: The Audition to the First Ani-Time Shoot

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"A once in a lifetime opportunity" - cliche as it may sound but this is what I initially thought when ANIMAX announced that it will be launching the Search for the next Ani-mate. If you're chosen you can get 25,000 pesos (around $ 600), a chance to represent ANIMAX as an Ani-mate in ANIMAX sponsored events and a chance to co-host with the lovely Miss Alodia Gosiengfiao in "Ani-time with Alodia".

Since I loved anime as long as I can remember and I have been watching ANIMAX ever since it first aired, I was convinced to try and audition. Plus my friends strongly suggested that I audition, so yeah. :)

For my audition, I cosplayed Ayuzawa Misaki from Kaichou wa Maid-sama! The audition was a simple recording - which I'd rather not discuss in detail. I practiced a whole lot before the audition itself but when I was in front of the camera, my mind just went blank.

Thinking over and over what I should've done in my audition was driving me crazy plus having to wait for the announcement for a week - my mind was at the brink of craziness. I thought that I wouldn't get in (although I was praying really hard that I would!).

On November 6 2012, I received a phone call (good thing I was at home!) and got the news that I'm one of the seven finalists! After the phone call, I cried. Seriously. I really cried because after a week of driving myself crazy into thinking that I wouldn't get in - I got in! I called my family and friends immediately after the phone call.

After a few days, we were set to shoot an episode for Ani-Time with Alodia. I was really nervous because it was my first taping!   But unlike my audition, I was happy with how I did this time.

Here is the Ani-Time Episode 901 featuring the 7 Finalists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4rhyL_Qyao

And here's an extended clip of my part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRbbrZqYU44

Yes, I know you might notice that I keep on blinking. I guess that was an indication of how nervous I was while taping. >.<

Of course, it was my first ever taping so I had to take a picture with Ani-mate Alodia.
Next up was the grand photoshoot of the 7 Ani-mate finalists. I cosplayed Sakura Kinomoto from Card Captor Sakura and modeled clothes from Sugar Free and Blue. But! To be continued on my next post! :)

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