Saturday, March 15, 2008

Get in line...I'm FAMOUS! LOL!

March 14, 2008


Okay so don't be shy...I haven't forgotten about the little people...all of you friends and family that I love can get an autograph without standing in line! Autograph for what you say?...I, Shelle Blok, humble Mom and Wife, was cast as an extra on a workout video (hand over my heart...bowing my head)...um is that laughing I hear??? Rude...that is not very nice! Not fit enough to be in a work out video you say?...Should I be offended?...well actually you are right...their concept was to get people that were average or normal every day people (boy do I fit that description) and show them that they could learn ballroom, exercise, and have fun by buying the Cardio Ballroom workout videos starring LOUIS VAN AMSTEL from Dancing With The Stars! So they didn't cast fitness buffs and those that had perfect bodies...but they cast people more like ME...I probably should be offended, but the truth hurts! :) Anyhow...DCar's friend Carson, who's Mom is Kate, who is my friend and an exceptional Marketing guru...was the person that asked me to be in the video. For a friend...you ask...and I usually have a hard time saying NO! With all of my insecurites of myself...I still didn't have the heart to tell her that I couldn't do it...plus, as she said, "I won't take NO for an answer"! It didn't pay much and I don't get any further royalites off of it, but I have to admit I was totally nervous the night before knowing that getting in "SPIN" classes all week wasn't going to magically turn my shape into Jessica Alba's. I was feeling a lot insecure and a lot embarrassed that at this time and age in my life I was going to allow myself to be recorded for however many people decided to watch, buy, and use these workout videos and would see me in my idea of a not so perfect shape!


My day also started off with my alarm not going off!!! Luckily my husbands alarm was set for 7:00am, which was the time I was suppose to be at the shoot! I was a little late, but still surprisingly enough, a few others must have had the same problem! I started chatting with the other extras aka normal, average, everyday people and found out that this might be alot of fun!!! To top it off...Chad (Maria's Nelson Dopp's cousin) worked with the production company and Ashley Nelson Clark was our Make-Up girl (who was incredible)! So I started feeling more comfortable and more at home! Louis Van Amstel was so friendly and down to earth! He made us feel so comfortable and at ease the whole time and I soon forgot that we had camera's and crew filming us and started to really enjoy and get into his ballroom workouts! To make a really long story short...I am happy I was asked to do the video and meet these fantastic people and I am so glad I did it! Entertainment tonight was there filming also so you might see me on TV during this season of Dancing with the Stars! I'm not sure when...but we were able to do that "HI ET" thing! Oh and I was interviewed for the local news station here in St. George...LOL! So see...I'm famous...I'm going to have to get an agent for all the people that will be asking me to be an extra in their workout videos! LOL! Enjoy the pics!



Here's a look at the production behind the scenes kind of thing!


Look who the make-up girl was! Hi ASHLEY!!!




Here's Louis taking some still shots!




The disco crew! Okay so why did I have to be put by the two FITTEST people???




We are like best friends now...LOL...okay so Louis a really good sport!



Mike and I had to have been really good friends up in heaven or something! He has one of those really fast and witty personalities that I can't help but feed off of! We were crackin' jokes right and left! We had obviously done a few workouts before we took these pictures, and I don't drink red bull but we were being goofy! We were joking about anything from our kids to being "FAMOUS"...but mostly about my herpes making all those people out there that get cold sores feel comfortable when watching the Cardio Ballroom Exercise video! LOL! Everybody there, however, made it so much fun! I'm glad I had the opportunity to do it!


Here we are supposedly doing our "drink Party" picture, but I look more like I'm singing!!! LOL! Looks like Mike has had more practice! :)


Here is all of the extra's with Louis in the middle with RED on (the white guy)!

6 comments:

Richard, Ashley and Ben said...

Crud girl! You're all blog-tastic now! I love your American Idol commentary! Ha ha, it's so sweet. Just so you know, the Entertainment Tonight thing may hopefully show on Monday so have your Tivo/DVR ready super star! Peace Baby! ~Ashley

Sorensen Family Blog said...

I love the pictures and you don't look bad at all!

Erika Tebbs said...

You look great!!! What a experience of a lifetime. I will have to get this video just to see you working it! JK but i do want to see it now, your have to have a big movie premire the day that it comes out- that would be way fun!

Livin' a Dopp life said...

When can I get your autograph?? That's so awesome that you were able to be on that video! I knew they were filming it because Ashley was coming to town and Angela was going to be an extra too! You look hot in your pictures too!! Can't wait to see the videos!

Livin' a Dopp life said...

PS - I just read your post about your lunch date with your co-workers... I can't believe that!! Honestly, I've never had a problem with you talking too much. Maybe because I talk too much too... who knows!

nick said...

That is so freaking exciting! What an opportunity. I should get the video and then we could "work out" together. Just kidding. Anyways, you go girl! And by the way you look so cute in the pics. (And as I've said this before, it says Nick but its Kelly!)

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