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A Letter to Seventeen Magazine

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Dear Seventeen Magazine,

In 1993, you put a call out for “regular” girls to send in their pictures to be featured in a future issue.

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My mom did my hair. I practiced in front of the mirror. I sent a picture and waited to hear from you. I was positive you would choose me.

Eighteen years later, and I’m still waiting to hear from you.

Maybe your message got accidentally deleted from our answering machine? Or maybe someone was on the phone when you tried to call? Or maybe your letter to me got lost in the mail?

Here’s my updated contact information in case you need it.

Sill waiting,
Anna

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9 Comments

  1. Rhea

    September 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    You even had the "making love to the camera" look. Definitely must have been a case of lost mail, or deleted message. This is hilarious- and I can completely relate to the dream of being in seventeen magazine.

  2. Maury

    September 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    What a cutie you were! This is so funny! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll follow me back (and I have a giveaway going on). Found you from the Shabby Creek Cottage!

  3. HammBone

    September 29, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    lmao! this post made my day…seriously.

  4. Jamie @ Day and Age Design

    September 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Hahaha so cute! I think I remember that issue!!!

    Stopping by from shabby creek. Love your sense of humor!

    New follower here…or should I say fan? 🙂

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

  5. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage

    September 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I totally remember that issue!

  6. Youaretalkingtoomuch.com

    September 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I remember that issue! I was your competitor and didn't hear back from them either! I had better update my contact info as well! Love your post. Love, Me
    http://www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  7. Anonymous

    October 2, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry! But you made me smile … so sweet are the desires of yesterday! Thanks for sharing!
    Dawn @ Benath The Surface: Breath of Faith

  8. CoreyTina&boys

    October 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    ok i used to have this magazine. my sis was obsessed with these 2 and she looked like crissy and her name was also crystal. so sad when she died!

  9. design fluff

    February 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Awww… In all seriousness you were definitely pretty enough to be put in the magazine. You look like a cross in the picture between a cousin of mine and Anne Hathaway.

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