We have a confession to make: We are on tonight’s episode of The Job, a new CBS reality show hosted by Lisa Ling (my journalism crush). It’s our reality TV debut!
The premise of the show is this: five candidates compete for the same job and jump through a bunch of hoops to try to get hired. The sought-after job on tonight’s episode is an editorial assistant position at Joanna Coles’s Cosmo. We are one of three “guest companies” (along with Who What Wear and Archetype Me) that can try to poach one of the candidates. You’re going to just have to watch to see how it all pans out.
But we wanted to introduce you to one of the candidates, 25-year-old Carlos Bell. His story is so inspiring, his fashion hustle so great, we just had to share. Read on to find out how he landed his first internship at GQ (and commuted 10 hours a day to get there) and what he’s up to next.