This is more of a spin off than a sequel to the original Everyone's a Winner, so there is no requirement to read the first story in order to understand this one. (Could still be fun for you to do so though.)
Thanks also go to G-Man for editing services given for this story. Thanks.
Candice couldn't help but feel insecure as she sat in the reception of Venus Studios, the media branch of Venus Industries. All around her sat women that looked like they had just finished filming a rap video and the walls were plastered with posters of pin ups and porn stars, even the receptionist looked like she had been kidnapped from the Playboy Mansion. Candice knew she was far from ugly, the number of guys who asked her out on a weekly basis told her that. However there was a large gulf between 'cute and pretty' and 'what all women would look like if God had been a sixteen year old boy during his Genesis days'.
Venus Studios was the only media corporation that had been willing to even consider Candice for an internship due to the current financial climate and if she was to succeed in her goal of becoming a major Hollywood producer then she needed to take any Media related experience she could get, regardless of the field. Regardless of any discomfort she may have been feeling, she knew she had to take this interview. Besides, she told herself, these girls were obviously here in relation to other roles in the company.
"Can Candice Johnson make her way to Interview Room B please." came an exceedingly chirpy voice over the loudspeaker.
Candice knew that was her cue so she took one final deep breath, mumbled a few words of encouragement to herself and then made her way to the interview room. Upon opening the door she was met by a man who couldn't have been much older than she was, yet judging by the suit and the office had certainly progressed much further along in his career.
"Candice, hi," said the man, flashing her a smile as white as the arctic snow. "Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Michael Williams but please, call me Mike, and I am the new head of Venus Studios. Would you like a glass of water?"
"Oh yes please, thank you Mr. Williams." replied Candice,
"Please, call me Mike," Reiterated Mike as he handed her a glass of Venus brand Mineral water, "I like us all to be friends here."
"Oh I'm Sorry," stuttered Candice "I'm just a little nervous I guess."
"Don't be." smiled back Mike, "I'm sure you're gonna have a great future with us at Venus Studios."
"Thank you Mike," replied Candice, her nerves starting to disappear.
"Don't mention it. Now as I said before I have only recently transferred to Venus Studios and I'm afraid I didn't have the chance to see your resume yet. Could you please just give me a quick rundown of what experience you have in the Media industry."
Candice swallowed a lump in her throat as she looked over at Mike who she imagined waiting for her to give a storied history of skills and experience collected over countless jobs with media and film firms. The truth was that the closest Candice had ever got to the media industry was working on the popcorn counter at her local cinema. She knew she couldn't just stay silent though, so she gritted her teeth and prepared to embarrass herself.
"Err, I was kind of hoping to get my first experiences of the media industry here at Venus Studios." she mumbled feebly.
"Oh ... I see," came the surprised response from across the desk. "I'm really genuinely sorry to tell you this Candice but there must have been some kind of mix up in our recruitment centre. The internship position here requires a number of specific skills and it would be irresponsible of me to throw you in at the deep end like that."
Candice could feel her eyes welling up as the reality of job hunting dawned on her. She was going to remain a member of the Catch 22 Club of people who can't get a job without experience and can't get experience without a job. The wells quickly turned into tears and Candice knew full well she was crying and also knew that begging would only lead to embarrassment as well as rejection. However, she also knew that she had nothing more to lose by trying.
"Please Mike, I want to be thrown in at the deep end. I need this position more than anything in the world. Look at my portfolio, talk to my references, they will tell you how good of a learner I am. I may be new to this all now, but I know you will never find another intern that would be as dedicated to success as me. Just give me a chance."
"I really wish I could, honest I do. But I only have one position to fill and I just can't give it to a novice, regardless of how promising. I really am sorry."
"Please Mike!" pleaded Candice, her eyes now ringed with mascara, "I need this. You were my last chance to really get somewhere in this industry. Just give me a chance to prove myself."
"I'm really sorry but I can't j..."
Mike's explanation was cut off when the office phone began ringing. He gave Candice an apologetic glance and answered."
"Mike Williams' Office."
"But we start filming in half an hour!"
"Is there nobody else that can fill in?"
"Tomorrow! I'm sorry tomorrow isn't good enough! If we don't film the show today we miss the deadline. Don't you realise how much that contract is worth?"
"I don't care how impossible it is, find a replacement and find it now. We are filming at two o clock and that is final. Good bye."
When Mike put the phone down he looked a different man to the relaxed smiling carefree guy who had answered. There was frustration in his eyes and it was clear his mind was working at a mile a minute as he returned his attention to Candice.
"I'm sorry Candice but we've got an emergency in the studio. One of our girls hasn't turned up and we have to start shooting by two o clock or we stand to lose a multi-million dollar contract. I wish I could justify giving you the pos..."
This time there wasn't a phone ringing. Candice could see from the expression on Mike's face that this stop in mid-conversation was because he'd thought of something.
"Candice," he began, smiling. "I think I know a way to solve all our problems."
Upon hearing those words, Candice's heart felt like it had skipped a beat. "Really? What is it? I'll do anything you ask."
"Well, I need a new girl to fill in for today's filming and you need an opportunity to show our company you are worth the gamble. So here's the deal, you fill in for our no show on today's filming and I can guarantee you a three month internship at Venus Studios with a further nine month extension subject to performance. What do you say?"
"What will I need to do?" asked Candice fully aware of the nature of a certain proportion of Venus Studio's recordings. There was only so much she was prepared to do for her career.
"Oh it's nothing sexual." reassured Mike, "It's a dating show we do. Basically we get a guy and three girls up on stage separated by a partition so that they cannot see each other and then he asks the girls a series of questions. Then judging by the answers, he chooses his favourite and they win a free date with each other. It's light entertainment basically."
Candice knew the exactly the kind of thing Mike was talking about, she had watched similar shows on different cable channels many times before. "Okay then, I'll do it."
"Great." replied a relieved Mike, "Well then, we don't have much time. We need to get you to wardrobe and make up quick."
At that announcement, Candice quickly finished her glass of water before being whisked off to wardrobe and make up. Twenty minutes later and she was ready, dressed in a long black dress which did its best to emphasis what cleavage she had without being lewd.
While making her way to the set, Mike gave her a few last minute instructions.
"Now remember what I said, you job is to just be the cute one. The other girls will supply the naughty and the sexy. We need you to just be yourself. If you get nervous just take a sip of your water we can always cut away when it happens. The important thing is for you to be relaxed and fun out there. Just do your own thing and ignore the other two contestants. Got it?"
"Yes, don't worry, I won't let you down."
"Great, now get out there and knock them dead." He handed her another bottle of Venus Brand mineral water and sent her on her way.
Candice had already drunk two bottles of the water since she had arrived but for whatever reason her throat still felt dry. Taking a sip from the third bottle she noticed a slight tingling in her pussy but as she had never been on film before, she shrugged it off and put it down to the rush of being on television. So, bottle in hand, she made her way to her mark and this was where she met her co-contestants for the first time.
Just like every other girl she had seen at Venus Studios today, the two girls were walking talking wet dreams with long blonde hair and tits that looked like they would need someone to invent a whole new extra alphabet in order to quantify them. Even a straight girl like Candice couldn't help but just stand and stare.
"Oh! Oh! Hi!" squealed one of the girls. "You must be Candy, Mikey said we were getting someone new. I'm Kelly by the way and this is Crystal, we are like the best of friends."
"Hi," chirped Crystal, "You are so gonna love being a Venus girl, it's the best and you look so cute in that dress. I bet you can't wait until you get your new titties to really show it off."
.... There is more of this story ...