AHHH!! So Close Yet So Far!

By Donnie | Articles

I am a little bummed. I didn’t say anything because I wanted to surprise you guys, but it looks like it’s not going to happen, so I’ll just tell you. Have you heard of Zigtech? Well, I auditioned for a Reebok, Zigtech commercial last week and it’s one of the few auditions I’ve done for a big company where I walked out, knowing that I did a good job.

Apparently Reebok thought so, too. I after sitting on pins and needles for about three days, I was informed that the audition had been narrowed down to just TWO people. Me and one other guy. It was a basketball-related audition, and though I’m not the best player, the stars just lined up I guess.

Anyway, the day before the shooting I get a call saying that they ended up choosing the other guy. I was calm on the phone, I just said a simple “Oh, okay.” But my brain went all Yosemite Sam: “Racking frackin’ no good, rootin’ tootin’ wrong model choosin’ Reebok!!!” In my head there may have a few more obscenities sprinkled in, but I’m sure you get the idea. There was really nothing I could do after that but accept it. But I so wanted to be able to tell you guys to check out another commercial I was in. Burn…

I’m not going to complain about, but I WAS SO CLOSE. Just knowing that you were literally one person away from doing something cool like that, stings a little bit. Ahhh, it’s all good, though. I know I’ll have a chance to audition for another cool job sometime, and when I do, I’m pulling out all the stops!

Thanks for reading,


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  • Petaris

    Too bad you didn’t get it, but don’t worry there will be more opportunities headed your way! 🙂 Probably even better ones than this! 😀

    • Donald Ash

      Thanks Petaris. I hope so!

  • Kayla

    Look at it this way, they liked you enough to include you in the top two spots. It was probably really hard for them to choose which one.

    You should feel a lot more confident now though – just think, the next audition you might totally nail. Maybe Reebok will keep you in mind for the future!

    • Donald Ash

      I hope so…

  • Robb J.

    Keep after it, dude! Tough break on this one…but to get so close, you must be doing something right.

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