Usually I'm rather dubious of blogger competitions where dedicating a post on your blog is one of the entry requirements (probably because I've never done very well in the few I have actually entered!), but when the prize is live blogging from the front row of this years Look Show (I was very, very jealous of Lily & Victoria's posts from last years show) I've decided to give it a shot - in case you were wondering, you're already a few sentences into reading my entry!
Britain's Next Top Model Live 2010 - the last time I went to a runway event
The brief is to write a post explaining why I should be blogging from the front row. Right. Anyone who has ever written a personal statement as part of a university application before will know how difficult it is to write something saying why you'd be absolutely amazing for something, but not come across as an arrogant idiot. So...
Why should I get to blog from the front row, when there are so many other girls out there who are probably much better bloggers than I am? Because I want to be a professional blogger. When you ask children what they want to be when they grow up they say a princess, or a fireman or go to space. I wanted to enrol at Hogwarts. Then move onto asking teens, the girls will most likely want to be models, or fashion designers and the boys professional sports players. I wanted to be a magazine editor. Some of you might remember that I even went as far as running my own online magazine, Lipstick Royalty for two years, though I always knew that the whole 'magazine editor' thing was not really me. Now I'm 'grown up' (or, as grown up as I'll ever be!) and when people ask me what I want to do as a career, I tell them I want to work in politics. This is true, I do want to work in politics, but do you know what would make me truly happy, be my dream job that would make me wake up early every single day so I can start work? Becoming a professional style blogger. My parents think I'm stupid, they can't see how I can make any money out of my blog, ever. They think I should give up now, and stop 'wasting my time'.
I think I should get to blog from the front row of the Look Show because I have the next three years while I'm at university to figure out how I'm going to be able to blog as a career, and I need every opportunity I can get to make my dream a reality!