It’s been 15 years since the original “Zoolander,” and now “Zoolander 2” is set to rake in big box office numbers this weekend. However, the first film is full of classic lines perfect for our industry brethren and won’t easily be topped by part Deux. Here are four Quotables every event planner should add to their repertoire. (Be sure to deliver them with your best Blue Steel!
“This room is, really, ridiculously good-looking.” —Derek Zoolander
Reserve this for your staff when everyone has nailed it with event decor, F&B prowess, and table setup for your conference, event, or meeting.
- “Are you challenging me to a walk-off?” —Hansel.
Break this out when the venue manager wants an initial site visit or stroll the space in the planning stages.
“What is this? A center for ants?” —Derek Zoolander
Perfect for when a destination shows you properties and venues that are too small for your group or meeting. Caution: Make sure it’s not a model or replica of the building before you throw this jab. If not, add this subsequent Zoolander line: “I don’t wanna hear your excuses! The building has to be at least… three times bigger than this!”
- “Who are you tryin’ to get crazy with, ese? Don’t you know I’m loco?” —Hansel.
When sitting across from a tough sales executive at a property, destination, or conference center, this line will put the other person on notice that you are one tough negotiator.