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Announcing three winners: GreenSmoothieGirl Makeover [part 1 of 4]
Robyn Openshaw, MSW
- Feb 18, 2011 -
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As I mentioned, I got LOTS of video applications. If you wanted to be in our pilot project, and you weren’t selected, please know that if the show takes off and we do more, I will want to work with you then! One major factor was to choose folks who are VERY NEW to eating right. I was looking for people eating the Standard American Diet who desperately need some training, so we could watch their transformation from ground zero. For the next three days, I’m announcing the 3 winners, and telling you why I fell in love with them and want to work with them first. I’ll be posting their demo videos. We’ll create the reality show out of interviews and my consultations with these amazing families. You may not be aware that my family and I were on ABC/Disney’s show Wife Swap several years ago. (The green-smoothie, anti-junk-food lifestyle was, of course, central to the show. They matched us with a family who ate nothing but junk, in Albuquerque.) Much of the show was manufactured, and I had an interesting experience working with cameras, producers, and directors in a high-pressure situation, a constant presence in my life. To a certain extent, creative license is required in making a show. But my show will be as real as possible because my point isn’t to create entertainment. It’s to give you a peek inside a real-life transformation, so you have inspiration for your own journey. Will we ever do a “second take?” I’m sure that’ll occasionally be necessary. However, we aren’t going to put words in a family member’s mouth. We aren’t going to manufacture successes. We aren’t going to sugar-coat challenges. You will be moved and inspired by their real stories–there is a lot of suffering here, but a lot of potential and enthusiasm, too. Come with us on this exciting journey–make sure you’re subscribed to GreenSmoothieGirl channel on YouTube, so you know when we release each new segment! The next three days, I’ll introduce you to our three families. We’ll post their demo footage, so you can see what I saw, before I summoned them to meet with BlendTec and me as finalists.