Taiwanese interpreter first to qualify for the 'world's best job'
Carle Wang, an interpreter from Taiwan, received most votes on the website of Tourism Queensland, which makes her the first person to qualify for the finals of the 'world's best job' contest. Fifty contenders were short-listed for the job and had to promote themselves to solicit the most votes to make the top 11. Wang has earned 151, 676 votes (three times as many as second closest competitor) in a promotion campaign that got high praise from Tourism Queensland. The final 11 contenders will be announced on April 2, and the final winner - on May 6.
A Taiwanese interpreter has become the first person to qualify for the final of Tourism Queensland's $150,000 Best Job in the World competition.
Clare Wang received 151,676 votes, making her the people's choice for the top 11, which will be announced on April 3.
Ms Wang, 30, ran a strong campaign to promote her quest for the best job in the world, with Tourism Queensland CEO Anthony Hayes praising her efforts.
"Clare has done a remarkable job of promoting her quest for the Best Job in the World in Taiwan and has become an overnight media celebrity," Mr Hayes said.
"She has been in virtually every newspaper, on every TV network in the country, plus online media and social networking sites.
"Not only has she gained the support of the Taiwanese people, she has done an amazing job of promoting Queensland and the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef which is exactly what the Best Job in the World campaign is all about."