Fondest memory of filming?
Is it fair to say “none”?
I’m truly SO grateful for the opportunity I was given and the HZ door that opened from it, but interviews have got to be at the top of the list when it comes to intimidating life events, so knowing all of my first real-world interviews (flaws and all) were being watched and picked apart by anyone interested still gives me the heeby-jeebys. I mean, what if I had a booger...
Best moment that didn’t make it on air?
During my HZ interview, Justine asked me to get up and perform my favorite song… and I did, which was embarrassing enough.
Then the producers told me that because of copyright issues they needed me to redo the scene but make up my own song… SAY WHAAA?!
So I did. And what came out was, “If Christy G. were a flavor, it is pink bubble gum, and if you want yourself a stick, you should hire you one!”
I sang this in the style of the main character from Bridesmaids when she’s drunk singing on the plane and even included some finger guns and leg kicks. And yes, it was mortifying. Would’ve made for some great memes/blackmail though.
Strangest part of the whole experience?
How I landed the gig on Job or No Job. The day I heard about the application for the show, my church back home let me know that they wouldn’t be hiring for another 2 years.
Since my plans had just been put on hold, I figured I had nothing to lose. Several interviews, disclosure statements, and psych evals later, I was picked! I later found out they had over 2,000 applicants. HEYYOOO.
Hardest part about leaving Texas?
Definitely leaving my family and boyfriend. Also, anyone know where to get some good greasy Mexican food around here? Ya’ll are killing me with this kale mumbo-jumbo.
First thing that made you feel like a real New Yorker?
I saw my first subway rat and I was spit on by a hobo all in my first week. I feel like I’ve been here for years.
Biggest difference between what happened and what we saw?
All I’ve got to say is that for 7 days I was being filmed from 8am until 8pm. ABC had A LOT of footage to sift through and A LOT of editing skills. Kudos, you sly dogs… kudos.
Most exciting thing about working at HZ (so far)?
I’m excited to be working with a successful company made up of individuals who represent the sweeter side of NYC so well. I heard some scary stuff about New Yorkers and how rough they can be, and no muggings in the office have taken place, so I think I’m good. Check in on me now and then, just to make sure, though. I’m still not too sure about that Robert Medkeff guy…
Last words you might want to share with people who saw the show?
My faith is a huge part of who I am, and it’s not always the most popular subject, but if anyone ever wants to spark up a convo about the Big Guy upstairs or join me for church or Bible study, I’d be honored to host you!
God is the bomb and the only reason I’m here in NY and I’ll play the part of Jesus Freak all day, erryday. #thatsfact