Walking out on stage, negotiating the step up to the platform and sitting down in one smooth motion seems easy enough but I was so nervous that I felt like an Olympic gymnast running to the vault. Before walking out I asked the producer if I should wave to the audience, she said the last person who did was Halle Berry. I thought better not to although when you first walk out you’re struck by how large the studio is and you can’t help but look around. Besides I wanted to see my Portfolio colleagues, Megan Angelo and Eileen Soltes, to see them in the audience but was blinded by the kleig lights.
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