Shannah Henderson of Lakeville is a finalist for Charlie Sheen's #TigerBlood internship
|Shannah Henderson thinks she can handle anything Sheen throws at her. Literally.|
The U of M junior is one of 50 finalists vying for the job, and the Lakeville native wants this. Bad.
"I'd just love to be telling all his followers and fans about his daily going-ons in his life," she says. "I love Charlie Sheen. I think he's really inspirational."
Sheen famously joined Twitter mid-meltdown and gained a million followers in record time. That gave him the idea to hire a paid social media intern, which he eloquently described in a posting on Internship.com:
"Do you have #TigerBlood? Are you all about #Winning? Can you #PlanBetter than anyone else? If so, we want you on #TeamSheen as our social media #TigerBloodIntern!"
Henderson, who says she's had social media jobs with Verizon and Dell, stumbled across the ad during her spring break and applied immediately--in Tweet-form of course. In 140 characters of less, she described why she'd be best for the job.
"I'll keep the Sheeniacs salivating for more controversy," she vowed.
In the next round, #TeamSheen asked her to provide links to all her social media sites--Facebook, Twitter (@shannahend), and LinkedIn. And finally, they asked her to submit a short video explaining how another company is effectively using social media. Henderson chose the Mayo Clinic:
In the meantime, Henderson started tweeting up a storm and says she gained 70 followers with her constant barrage of Sheenisms. Some of her favorites include:
After all that, she just found out she's risen to the top 50 from a pool of about 750,000. She'll be notified in the next couple of days if she's advancing on to the fourth round, though at this point she's not sure what the job would entail or if she'll have to relocate to L.A.
"I'll most likely have to be around Charlie Sheen a lot," she says. "I know the Hollywood lifestyle gets really crazy. If I get the job I'll never let myself get sucked into it."
Understandably, Henderson's boyfriend has been vocally unhappy about her possible new gig, and we were also curious if Henderson had any misgivings about working for someone with such a long history of headlines about shabby treatment of women.
"It doesn't bother me--I mean, of course it bothers me, because that's a big issue," she says. "I'm not trying to think too much about everything he's done."
And if any of that TigerBlood-fueled aggression gets thrown her way?
"I can totally handle myself," she says. "I'm a very tough girl and I have very high morals."
She may not fit in with the Goddesses with an attitude like that.