Last weekend I had a friend ask me if I knew anyone who was able to act as a stand-in for the 2016 iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. After a quick Google search, I learned that a stand-in is someone “who literally stands in for an actor to help the camera department light the set and focus the camera”. It sounded easy enough, so I signed up!
I did most of my stand-in work the first day and, while I wasn’t nervous, it was a little weird hamming it up like a performer or over-enunciating like an announcer in front of a crowd of on-lookers who had no idea what I was doing. As the night progressed, my duties slowed down and I got to see Jason Derulo rehearse his set as well as Macy Kate, an artist signed to Flo Rida’s label. Let me tell you, she can saaang!
The next day was much slower (for me) so I was able to do some exploring with my fellow stand-in, Arleen. There were tons of little booths surrounding the pool and I had a great time people-watching and enjoying the overall vibe. I even got to see Joe Jonas, Hailee Steinfeld, and Kygo. While I don’t think that I’m the next Oscar awarding winning actress waiting to be discovered, it was cool rubbing elbows (from a distance, I wasn’t trying to get tackled by security!) with the rich and famous, if only for a day.
Pool Party Essentials & iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party 2016 Swag