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  • - Hey, I'm Kevin.

  • - Hi, I'm Carly.

  • - Hey, I'm Butch.

  • - And today we're gonna be drawing,

  • a stranger based only on their voice

  • and self description.

  • - Uh oh. - Oh gosh.

  • - You guys knew that's what we were doing right?

  • - No, I was told there were donuts,

  • that's all I heard.

  • Well, why not?

  • Let's do this, I'm ready, Okay.

  • Let's rock and roll.

  • - Let's do it. - Yeah lets go

  • (ethereal music)

  • - So, let's introduce our stranger for today.

  • Stranger, go ahead and introduce yourself, say hello.

  • - [Christine] Hi everyone, my name is Christine.

  • - Oh.

  • - Hi, Christine, nice to meet you.

  • - [Christine] Nice to meet you too.

  • - Hi, Christine.

  • - Where are you joining us from?

  • - [Christine] So I'm from San Francisco,

  • but right now I'm in LA.

  • - Ayy, local LA. - Okay.

  • - Have you ever met any of us before?

  • - [Christine] Absolutely not.

  • - Well that narrows it down.

  • - So here's how it works,

  • Christine can't see our screens,

  • we can't see each other's screens,

  • so the only way we know what to draw

  • is by what Christine tells us.

  • And if you're drawing along at home,

  • be sure to post and tag us on Instagram

  • and Twitter @drawoffshow.

  • Christine, just so we don't embarrass ourselves,

  • Could you please tell us your pronouns and your ethnicity.

  • - [Christine] Sure, she, her, and Korean.

  • - Korean, okay. - Okay.

  • How long would you say your hair is?

  • Where do you say?

  • - [Christine] I would say medium long.

  • - Medium long, okay.

  • - Christine, do you wear anything in your hair normally?

  • Do you wear, like, I don't know,

  • like decorations or anything like that?

  • - [Christine] No, it's usually just down,

  • but sometimes I will add some accessories.

  • - Got it.

  • - All right, so I think that's enough to get us started.

  • Thank you, Christine.

  • In the meantime, Christine, tell us your story.

  • Are you born and raised in LA?

  • - [Christine] I was born and raised in Orange County,

  • but I've been in the Bay Area for 14 years,

  • so I am more San Francisco than LA for sure.

  • I'm just here cause I go kind of back and forth.

  • - What's your profession?

  • - [Christine] My profession is that I am a Circus Performer.

  • (surprised noises)

  • - Wait, hold on, hold on.

  • - Really, cool. - That's such a flex.

  • - Okay, now this is cool, okay.

  • Let me ask you this.

  • When you say a performer, are you in acrobatics?

  • - [Christine] Yes I do trapeze, I do aerial,

  • I do contortion, I do as you call it acrobatics, yes.

  • - That changes my whole drawing, okay.

  • That's pretty cool. - Wow, okay.

  • I was just going to draw a bust,

  • but now we're drawing full figures?

  • - [Christine] You just have to flip

  • your drawing upside down, right?

  • - Oh no, okay.

  • So, tell us more about being a circus performer.

  • What circus do you perform with?

  • - [Christine] So, I perform with a bunch,

  • it's not like, I guess a lot of people think of circus

  • as being like Cirque Du Soleil,

  • and that's the only circus,

  • but there's actually a ton of circuses.

  • I'm more of an independent contractor,

  • where I run a circus troop

  • and then I work for a least 40,

  • different agencies and troops.

  • - That's so crazy.

  • The circus business...

  • This is like so fascinating to me.

  • - I have no idea what to draw now.

  • - Well, me neither so I'm trying to--

  • - There's so much range, this is--

  • - Yeah, okay.

  • Give us your types of performance again.

  • - [Christine] Flying Trapeze is probably,

  • my first circus love,

  • aerial is probably what I'm best at

  • and what I like to perform most now,

  • but I also do contortion and hand balancing.

  • - Hand balancing.

  • - I'm going with a trapeze pose,

  • but a trapeze pose based on literally no research ever.

  • This is the first time I've drawn somebody on trapeze.

  • - You are saying the exact same thing I'm thinking,

  • I'm doing the exact same thing.

  • I went trapeze, never drawn anybody

  • on a trapeze before I don't think.

  • - Wow. - So, what, I guess, kind of,

  • led you to where you are now,

  • or like, what were you doing before this.

  • - [Christine] 14 years ago,

  • I was working in Corporate America

  • and I was taking circus classes for fun on the side

  • and after a couple of years of training,

  • I went on vacation with a bunch of trapeze friends

  • and I was there for about a week performing and training.

  • And the head of the circus program

  • pulled me aside and was like,

  • "Well done," like, "We want to hire you,"

  • like "Come join our flying trapeze troop."

  • And I actually laughed at him,

  • And I'm cause I'm like, no, no, I'm so serious.

  • Like I work in an office like my life is set.

  • And I got back to New York at the time.

  • I remember opening up my inbox

  • and at the top of my inbox was a contract from the circus.

  • - Wow.

  • - [Christine] I quit my job,

  • I put in my two week notice and I'm so glad I did it.

  • I love what I do, I love what I do

  • every single day, I'm so grateful.

  • - That's amazing.

  • How we doing on our drawings, friends?

  • - I am...

  • - I'm getting there,

  • I know this doesn't look anything like her so I'm...

  • - We don't even know what she looks like.

  • - That's what I'm saying.

  • - All right, so Christine,

  • how would you describe your costume?

  • How, does that translate over, kind of,

  • into your own personal life at all?

  • - [Christine] I love that you asked about

  • the costume in singular. (laughing)

  • - Sorry, costumes.

  • - [Christine] So, as a performer,

  • we have so many different shows

  • and looks, I think I have over 150 costumes.

  • - Whoa. - What?

  • Do you have a favorite at all?

  • - [Christine] So, circus birthday costume.

  • And it's a white leotard that's covered in sequin

  • and rhinestones and it's beautiful,

  • and it covers all the way up to the neck,

  • up to the fingers, but yeah,

  • that's probably my most meaningful costume.

  • - I had that exact same outfit on last night.

  • It was the weirdest thing.

  • - So what ice cream flavor,

  • would you say most matches your skin tone?

  • (laughing)

  • - [Christine] Probably somewhere between

  • a caramel and a snicker doodle.

  • - Oh, okay.

  • - Okay.

  • - [Christine] That's also my favorite ice cream to eat

  • so I don't know if I'm mixing that up. (laughing)

  • - Do you just want some ice cream?

  • Is that what we're getting at here?

  • (unintelligible)

  • - Making me hungry.

  • What do you want to do like 10 years from now?

  • Would you still be doing circus stuff

  • or what is your big plan?

  • What's your life goal?

  • - [Christine] For me charity and nonprofit

  • is a huge part of my life, I volunteer once a week,

  • no matter what, I'm doing something.

  • So I would love to one day

  • have some kind of social circus

  • or something for either kids with disabilities

  • or families with low socioeconomic statuses

  • and helping them have opportunities to do all that.

  • - Very nice.

  • - [Christine] That is my dream, that is my life's dream.

  • - So cool.

  • - You're like the coolest person ever.

  • - Yeah, I want to be Christine when I grow up.

  • Alright, pens down.

  • Based on her voice, what choices did you make?

  • - [Butch] She sounds very perky, very upbeat,

  • so that's what I went with.

  • I went with a lot of energy.

  • - And she said she was from San Fran,

  • but now she lives in LA, I was just like,

  • Oh, okay.

  • I don't know, she had a very LA vibe to her.

  • - All right, well let's send them to each other.

  • (ethereal music)

  • - Whoa. - Wow.

  • - Wow, look at that, so jealous, you guys.

  • Ooh, I like Carly's, that's really cool, Carly.

  • - Aw, thank you.

  • - Carly, that pose is amazing.

  • - That's a great pose. - I love how dynamic

  • your poses are.

  • I feel like you guys really pushed the trapeze angle.

  • I kind of copped out with like

  • a balancing kind of situation.

  • - No, that's quick thinking,

  • young lady, very quick thinking.

  • - Let's hear from Christine.

  • - [Christine] All right, I'll start with butch's.

  • This one is super colorful

  • and fun and the body language is so me.

  • (laughing)

  • I'm always very excited, so I think

  • he got the energy spot on.

  • Kevin's is cracking me up, cause it's got like

  • the synchronized swimming looking head piece.

  • (laughing)

  • - Very cute.

  • - I copped out, I copped out.

  • - [Christine] Carly's is super cute,

  • it really looks like a lot of the photos I do.

  • So, the body position and what I do

  • is actually pretty spot on and she pointed my toes,

  • which I appreciate.

  • - Yes, okay form. - Very nice.

  • - All right, moment of truth.

  • Christine, you're going to turn on your camera in a second,

  • but if you're playing along at home,

  • be sure to pause here and finish your drawing,

  • so that way you don't see what

  • Christine looks like before you're done.

  • Whenever you're ready, turn your camera on.

  • - [Christine] Alright, I'll countdown three, two, one.

  • - Oh my gosh! - Wow, look at you.

  • - Oh my gosh! - Wow

  • - Okay, I want to change my drawing now.

  • - Okay, glitter.

  • - [Christine] Glitter.

  • - Oh, this is perfect.

  • - You did have something in your hair, I knew it.

  • - All right, Christine, thank you so much

  • for being our guest today,

  • for a better look at these drawing, your drawings,

  • and to find out how you could possibly be our next stranger,

  • be sure to hit us up on Instagram and Twitter @drawoffshow.

  • Christine, can you give us a little

  • acrobatics to play us out?

  • - [Christine] Sure, I'm just gonna do a little handstand.

  • (tense ethereal music playing)

  • (group chattering excitedly)

  • - Amazing.

  • - Tah dah.

  • (cheering)

  • - [Christine] The reason why I think my

  • voice is different is that I have kind of like a lower,

  • more raspy voice and I sound like normal millennial,

  • I probably sound Caucasian

  • cause I'm born and raised in orange County.

- Hey, I'm Kevin.