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And then there were 49: Tourism Queensland dumps Julia from Best Job in the World

March 20, 2009


According to the Tourism Queensland, they have removed the Russian candidate “Julia” from the Best Job in the World selection process on Thursday, March 19 (or read a version of the story as reported by Moscow Times here):

Julia was one of the short-listed Top 50 applicants for the Tourism Queensland job to ‘caretake’ the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef from June 1 to December 31.

CEO Anthony Hayes said Tourism Queensland had been investigating media allegations that Julia’s husband was facing criminal charges in Russia.

“Julia has told us she is not involved in this matter and our investigations have not found any evidence to the contrary,” Mr Hayes said.

“However today we have been made aware of an inappropriate video of Julia posted on a public website. As such, Tourism Queensland has decided to exclude Julia from the selection process under the terms and conditions of the job.”

Mr Hayes said 49 applicants now remained and Tourism Queensland would be announcing the Top 11 candidates on April 3, Australian time.

“Given we are in the final stages of the selection process for the Top 10 and the wild card applicant we will not be replacing Julia with another candidate,” Mr Hayes said.

Honest, Tourism Queensland, you won’t find a porn scandal with me! Or my husband! (Uhh, right?) And I’m up for the challenge of being a replacement candidate!

If somehow you’ve missed my candidacy video which Imre Juhasz shot and edited, you can watch it on their site here or on YouTube

Go here for more about my application. For more Best Job in the World insider gossip, check this site out. The official Best Job site has the other 49 videos to check out here; I’m fond of Linda from Canada, Holly from UK, and Sheree from AUS. But I still think I’m The Best One for The Job. Let me know if you have a job for me!

UPDATE MAY 6: go here to read about the winner.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2009 3:22 am

    You are the best person for the job. I don’t understand how they cannot see that. I will get on the phone right now and sort them out good and proper.

  2. March 20, 2009 7:10 pm

    Thanks Paul, and please do. Maybe since you are in Brisband, Queensland, AUS, you will be able to guide them my way! Or at least get them to watch my video again and realize the error of their ways!

  3. March 23, 2009 6:33 am

    But you will have to put me on your bloggedy blog roll first, haha.


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