When 21-year-old prospective news anchor Enki Bracaj decided to audition for a spot on Albania's Zjarr TV channel, she was well aware of not only the cutthroat competition among different networks, but also the equally cutthroat competition among fellow potential anchors. "It is not easy to enter the world of television," Bracaj said after news of her audition methods swiftly went viral. "'So it was obvious that if I wanted to make it I had to be brave and offer something different."
Bracaj, a public relations student at a local university, reportedly wore an open top during her screen test. "I checked first with my parents," Bracaj recently revealed to the esteemed literary journal Daily Mail. "When I found that they also supported me in my decision, it wasn't a problem for me to go ahead like this. I simply found a way to put myself ahead and also to ensure that my channel gets the best ratings."
The proverbial powers that be were thoroughly impressed with Bracaj's audition, promptly offering her a high-profile position on an international news program. As for those often elusive ratings? Bracaj is reportedly charting quite well for the network, with one representative adding that while "most agree that her presentation style is somewhat awkward," that so-called awkwardness has exhibited no negative impact on her viewership: