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Are You Your Student’s Wingman?

By Elana Goodwin, The Ohio State University

Anyone can be a great wingman! A wingman works to help others find happiness. If this sounds like your student, here is a neat opportunity to forward along to them.

Wingman, the matchmaking app which encourages people to help their single friends find happiness, has announced the Wingman Master Squad Casting Call, according to a recent press release.

The Wingman Master Squad Casting Call is a global search to find a group of vloggers who really appreciate and exemplify the true meaning of being a great wingman. Anyone who is over 18 can nominate themselves or others by submitting short videos that describe who the ultimate wingman in their life is and why.

Even though Wingman is a matchmaking app people use to help their friends find romantic prospects, the company wants applicants to be creative when explaining who their wingman is in their video submissions. Perhaps your student acts as their own wingman or considers you their wingman! As long as the video clarifies what makes the ultimate wingman in a video of not more than 30 seconds, their entry will qualify.

If your student is a great wingman, they should nominate themselves. Maybe they’re really good at setting up their friends with the right person and playing matchmaker. Perhaps they’re not a great wingman but they’ve got a great story about how you tried to set them up or how they used the family dog to try to meet people; whatever their wingman story is, the wingman app wants to hear it!

“One of the reasons I developed Wingman, is because the idea of being a Wingman — and needing a Wingman — is as old as friendship itself,” says Wingman founder Tina Wilson. “Life is easier when someone has your back, and it’s a great feeling to see your friends happy.”

To participate, a video of 30 seconds or less must be posted on Instagram explaining why they or someone else deserves to be on the Wingman Master Squad. Make sure to tag @Wingman_app and use #CastMasterWingman when posting the video submission for a chance to be considered in the contest.

Everyone who enters by the July 28 deadline will receive a Wingman t-shirt. The top four finalists selected from all the submitted videos will receive their choice of an iPhone, top Samsung phone or a customized iPhone or iPad. One grand prize winner of the #CastMasterWingman contest will receive a new MacBook Pro.

Additionally, all finalists and the Grand Prize winner will be invited in August to record a Wingman Master Class vlog for Wingman’s founder Tina Wilson and her panel of judges who will select a Master Wingman to appear in a countrywide ad campaign this fall.

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