So you wanna be a Coyote?
What qualities are you looking for in a potential Coyote bartender?
I look for personality and charisma first and foremost. If I don't want to hang out with you for 30 seconds, why would a customer want to be stuck with you for hours? I also want girls that understand this job will be a journey into something much more than just bartending. We are involved in reality tv shows, Hollywood movies, we have merchandise in major retailers, Coyote Ugly is much more than a bar, it's an international brand.
What should an applicant wear to the audition?
I love to see some personality in what applicants wear, but she needs to look good. She shouldn't look like she just rolled out of bed, but I also don't want to see evening dresses and open toed shoes either. DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOED SHOES OR HEELS to a Coyote audition. I want to get an idea of what you will wear behind the bar, you would never wear open toed shoes behind a bar. I love to see cowboy boots, work boots, motorcycle boots....if you wear a skirt, you better not have a thong underneath it.
What is the biggest mistake you see applicants make during a girl search?
I see applicants come in looking for tv cameras, I don't want girls that just want to be on TV. This is a real job, I expect a lot from my staff, but they will have an experience unlike anything else they have ever done.
Does the applicant need to bring a head shot?
No headshots are necessary.
How important is bartending experience? Dance experience?
Obviously, we like to get applicants with bartending and/or dancing experience, but we will train the right applicants that show me they have potential.
What's the best thing about being a Coyote bartender?
It's the greatest and hardest job you will ever have. You get to be in the spotlight every night on top of that bar and every customer will be eating out of your hand, it's a great rush!
What sort of things have Coyote bartenders gone on to do from working at the bar?
Past and current bartenders have been in movies like Sin City, Grind House, national calendars, many different reality shows, MTV Real World, the MTV Coyote Ugly reality show, we even have had a bestselling author with multiple movies made off her publications. The sky is the limit. I think working at Coyote Ugly helps women find some inner strength and confidence to pursue their dreams.
What's the best advice you can give an applicant who wants to be a world famous Coyote bartender?
Girls only have a few minutes to show me something about themselves in an interview. DON'T BE SHY. I need to know you won't get up on the bar and be a deer in headlights. You don't have to be a great dancer, but you have got to move to music at the very least. I need to know you can carry on a conversation. Are you funny? Show me. Do you have some unusual talent? Prove it.
What's the craziest thing you have seen an applicant do during auditions?
There have been some crazy things that have happened over the years, hard to say what is the craziest. But in a recent girl search, I had an applicant hypnotize another applicant during an interview...pretty entertaining.
Good luck, we can't wait to be open in Key West!!!