Last Thanksgiving break, former Texas State student Aaryn Gries was a redhead sitting on her bed in Colorado looking up nationwide casting calls online. Gries must have applied for dozens of jobs in the entertainment industry, she remembered.
The now-blonde Gries said she sent photos of herself and short audition videos describing her aspirations of becoming a travel or talk show host to casting agents.
Each television show audition was met with what Gries called her “show face,” referring to her professional demeanor, until representatives of the CBS reality television series “Big Brother” came knocking on her door.
“I think they knew I wasn’t putting on a show face,” Gries said.