A video company was at the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show in March, in a back room in the north wing of the Augusta Civic Center, conducting a casting call for a female host for a reality TV show about the outdoors. Here’s what we learned from the advertisement.
She must be “physically attractive,” be a “rugged-type woman,” and have a “big personality and a witty charm.”
She can’t be more than 40, must be “outdoorsy,” be “well spoken” and, oh yea, “sophisticated.”
But she also can’t “mind getting dirt under her fingernails.”
I especially loved this requirement: “She enjoys learning new things from her fellow outdoorsmen and exploring new places.”
One of those new places ought to be with her female outdoorswomen friends, don’t you think? Or perhaps the female reality show host needs to be a fellow and an outdoorsman, too.
Oh, her “knowledge of the outdoors needs to come across as believable.”
If there was a woman this perfect, she ought to be running for Governor, not starring in a Reality show that will surely make fun of her, despite her perfection.
PHOTO: A fox, taken by my friend, blogger Robin Follette, a real outdoors woman.