Marilyn and Martinis: Confidence is Key
My first Marilyn event was at the Dallas Cowboys' Stadium (AT&T Stadium) in their locker room.
My. First. Event.
Luckily, I had my live theatre performance background to fall back on, but still I was green.
My heart pounded as I was led through the underground hallways and private rooms. My hands were shaking as I clutched my white fur tight around my shoulders.
Nowadays, I rarely get nervous at all.
At this point I've hopped out of a cake, sung in the middle of countless restaurants, surprised people in office buildings, and gambled the night away all as Marilyn.
I'm a pro.
I've had so many different situations thrown at me. I've had clients of all shapes and sizes and all temperaments in between.
It takes a confident girl to walk down a busy street in downtown Dallas dressed head to toe like Marilyn Monroe. Of course cars honk, people yell, sometimes they'll ask for a picture.
I've caused scenes at the gas station, "could I put $20 on pump 4?" I HATE GETTING GAS AS MARILYN.
Starbucks baristas love it when I drive thru!
Walking into very nice hotels as Marilyn is always an adventure..
Getting a loud restaurant to be quiet so I can serenaded the birthday boy, not a mission for the faint of heart.
My point is- confidence is key.
It's a difficult skill to master, not caring what people think. The truth is- I do care, but just not very much. :)
I can't care. I have a job to do. I have people to entertain. I have smiles to make. I have laughs to create.
I wasn't always this way.. BUT I am now. Thanks, Marilyn!
Pics from my gig today when I surprised an office full of people!