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The 2018 Bachelor Casting Call will take place Thursday, June 21 at Pacific Place in downtown Seattle. (Image: Sy Bean / Seattle Refined)

5 ways to stand out at your Bachelor audition

Calling all single ladies of Seattle: do you think you have what it takes to be a contestant on ABC’s ‘The Bachelor?’

Even if you don’t leave with the ginormous Neil Lane rock on your left hand, there are some pretty serious perks to living in the Bachelor Mansion. (C’mon, who doesn’t want to jet around the world for over-the-top, glamorous dates with ridiculously good-looking people?) And hey, even if you don’t win the whole shebang, there’s always the chance you’ll be the next Bachelorette.

If you’re ready to vie for America’s most eligible bachelor, ABC will be hosting an open casting call on June 21 at Pacific Place in Seattle. And we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help you get Bachelor-ready. You do, after all, have to look the part!

But please only come if you’re there for “the right reasons.”

1. Love your lashes. What’s reality TV without a little extra drama? Make your eyes pop with lavish eyelash extensions. You can pick from a variety of lashes—ones that add a little oomph to your day-to-day look or ones that add camera-ready volume. Plus, there will be no need to worry about mascara running down your face (we all know there are bound to be tears).

2. Rejuvenate your skin. Fake the look of love with a gorgeous glow. A day or two before the casting call, book an appointment for an exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment, an anti-aging chemical peel, or an oxygen facial (aka the “Red Carpet Facial”) to tone, lift, and hydrate the skin.

3. Wax your worries away. Cameras don’t lie. And since everything is filmed in high definition these days, you’ll want to make sure there are no stray hairs on your upper lip or lower legs. Plus, eyebrow maintenance is now more important than ever. Make sure yours are #OnFleek for the event.

4. Perfect your pout. If you make it on the show, you’ll be responsible for doing your own hair and makeup throughout the season. But who says you can’t look picture perfect for the audition? Spend an hour having your makeup done by a professional before the casting call. Rumor has it you’ll be asked to take lots of photos and have an on-camera interview.

5. Dress to impress. While you don’t want to show up dressed for a rose ceremony, you do want to wear something pretty (your future husband could be watching, after all). Dress as if you’re going on a first date to a fancy restaurant.

And take note that selecting an outfit to wear on camera is 10 times harder to do than choosing a simple first date outfit (assuming not all of your dates are televised, that is). Stick to solids, as many small patterns can create a blurred effect on camera. Warm colors can pop (in a good way!) on screen, while all black or white can make you look washed out.

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The 2018 Bachelor Casting Call will take place Thursday, June 21 at Pacific Place in downtown Seattle. Registration is from 3 – 7 p.m. Click here to download an application and learn about eligibility requirements.