How Facebook live Was Used To Discover And Disqualify Not-So Good Looking Girls

Created: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 Written by Christian C. Ozor

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New innovations  in technology is a welcome development. But sometimes the thing dey spoil show for some people.

Facebook launched its live video streaming feature which is the “Facebook live” where users can stream live online what is happenings at that moment. But guess wetin? The Facebook live don already dey spoil show for some girls for girls wey dey use artificial influencers, filters.

I visited a friend of mine some days back. She narrated to me how their modeling company brought out an advert seeking for billboard models. Over 10,000 ladies nonresident in Lagos applied. And they were not seeking models resident in Lagos. They have their reasons for that.

After much online tests, the numbers of entries were trimmed down to 30.  They asked the 30 to do a video and send to them in which they did. They also asked them to send their more of their photos and social media handles. And they did all. The company still went on the girls social media pages to check some of their photos out.

After everything, the girls were reduced to 15 which was the number the modeling company needed. They girls were asked to do a 5 minutes video about themselves and sent to them. They did and the company selected 10. Na so them prepare, paid the flight tickets of the girls and brought them to Lagos. The company discovered that the 10 girls were not looking exactly like the ones that sent their videos. They had to watch the videos over again to clarify them. My friend said some of them (girls), their faces were looking like market women faces.  But during the screening process online with the photos and videos they submitted, they used Photoshop, filters and other applications to influence their beauty. It was a big loss to them after spending about N500,000 bringing them to Lagos. They couldn’t use the girls any more.

For this year, they said they were making sure the last years mistakes were not repeated. During this year’s own, they selected 41 girls and asked them to go on Facebook live to record and the company was watching. Na there wahala start. Some of the ladies started complaining they don’t have browsing phones. Na so them tell them to go cyber café. One say them no get cyber café for their area. Oga talk say she no wan hear, “the only thing I want is just go live on Facebook with just light make-up,” their boss said.

Out of the 41 girls, only 22 were able to record themselves with Facebook live. Out of the 22, they picked just 3 they were able to manage because most of them were not so good looking facially. And they looked much different from the cute photos they earlier sent.  They wanted 15 but were able to pick 3. Even the 3 sef na manage them manage pick and invited them to Lagos.

You see wetin Facebook Live they cause. It seems the feature should be used more often for these kind of thing. Girls wey dey claim say dem too fine with fantastic picture wey dem dey upload and videos wey dem don work on with video applications. Tell them to record themselves live with Facebook live. Let them go live.

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