Monday, March 2, 2009

Big Apple Angie Continues Epic Quest for Queensland’s Best Job in the World

NEW YORK – Mar. 2, 2009 – Tourism Queensland officials have announced the official candidate shortlist and fan favorite Big Apple Angie, 27, has been selected as one of the 50 finalists. After receiving more than 34,000 video submissions, Tourism Queensland whittled applicants down to a selective group of adventurers from 22 countries.

Big Apple Angie filmed and edited her 60-second video application on location in New York City. She visited The Today Show (5 million daily viewers) on Australia Day in January to encourage hosts Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira to banter on air about the Best Job in the World campaign, which they did. She then included the nationally televised clip in her sassy video – her first media placement for the campaign. Other video footage featured Big Apple Angie dancing in a scuba mask and fins on a 20-degree evening in Times Square, plus photos of her various tropical adventures like surfing and shark cage diving in Hawaii, cliff jumping in The Bahamas and appearing on the cover of a national travel magazine.

 “I feel like I just won an Oscar!” said Big Apple Angie from her apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. “I could not feel more honored to be considered for this once in a lifetime opportunity, and I look forward to showing Tourism Queensland why I’m the ideal candidate for the job.”

With five years experience in travel and tourism and a degree in public relations, Big Apple Angie has the proven professional chops to communicate the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a global audience. Big Apple Angie is an avid social media enthusiast, having maintained a successful travel blog for nearly three years. On behalf of her current clients, Big Apple Angie frequently hosts journalists, print photo shoots and television crews on location.

Professional experience aside, it’s contagious charisma that makes Big Apple Angie the real standout in this application process. A top 50 finalist for season 6 of NBC’s The Apprentice, Big Apple Angie is no stranger to being in front of the camera. Her likeness and articles have appeared in such publications as Seventeen magazine, Glamour and Going Places.

For more information on Big Apple Angie and her ongoing efforts toward securing The Best Job in the World, please stay tuned to For up-to-the-minute campaign updates in your inbox, please leave comment below with your email address. 

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Anonymous said...

Angie, I'm pulling for and getting out the vote for you! I love your application video...not at all prejudiced for our hometown sweetie :).
Mary (Pastor's Mom - ALCF)

lauren said...

Congratulations Ang, go get 'em! And please add me to the campaign email list.

I expect real-time updates filled with Great Barrier Reef fun-facts. I might even be convinced to participate in a multiple choice quiz. As long as Narwhals are featured of course.

Best of luck! :)

Anonymous said...

Pssshhh...Brag much? haha
(Everybodies got a waterbuffalo)

Anonymous said...

Not surprised at all......

Unknown said...

Go get um you have my vote until the end

Anonymous said...

A) I knew this would happen 
B) I am SO happy for you
C) I feel like you’re gonna win
D) I’m sad we might lose you here
E) I will vote vote vote!
F) Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You don't even know me, but I'm an avid fan of your blog and have been voting for you all along! Make us proud! :)

Serg said...

I am so excited for you!

How do i follow your blog? I can't find the button.