Locals attend 'Shark Tank' casting call at CES

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-12 13:24:15-05

UPDATE JAN. 12: The tenth season of Shark Tank is casting now, and they came to CES to hear their very first pitches.

Some applicants traveled thousands of miles and waited several hours in line all for one minute in front of a casting team member, pitching their business.
"I'm not really feeling that nervous cause I really believe in the product," said Dina Patel, a hopeful contestant.
Some of the ideas that were pitched Thursday: An energy drink made for moms, a new kind of dual stream wine decanter, and indestructible sunglasses for kids. 
Sometimes what stood out most was a costume.
"I was going to dress as a kangaroo actually today and people talked me out of it so I'm wearing this instead. This is better," said Elena Ledous, an applicant who wore a Wonder Woman outfit Thursday.
There will be at least half a dozen casting events like Thursday's around the country, but they'll have time to perfect their ideas before going in front of the sharks this summer.
There will be many more rounds the hopefuls have to go through before they'll get on the show. They won't even know if they passed this first round at CES until they get a call several weeks afterwards.

ORIGINAL STORY: "Shark Tank" is hosting a casting call at CES on Thursday.

Interviews will begin at 10 a.m. while numbered wristbands are distributed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will be held at the Delfino Ballroom at The Venetian hotel-casino. 

Visit the "Shark Tank" website for more details on applying.