Interview with Marcella

Fri 03 Apr 2009

With just hours to till the announcement of the top 10 Best Job in the World applicants sought some answers from the top 50 that have now endured months of blogging, interviews and sleepness nights as they campaign be the first "Island Caretaker" for the Great Barrier Reef.

We received this response from Marcella Moser from Canada about her campaign.

1. When you started out with BJITW did you consider the amount of time that you would have to put in to eventually be the island caretaker?

Yes! I believe that you have to show incredible dedication if you want a job that is as high profile as TBJITW.

2. How many hours would you estimate that you have put into your campaign?

I have put so many hours into my campaign it would make some people wonder if I am still normal. The 1 minute video took Mihai (my boyfriend) and I over 100 hours. I also created a supporting blog called On April 2nd, I will have blogged exactly 80 times; everyday I tried to post something fun about Aussie culture, music, trivia...whatever.

3. Who has been in the most inspirational and supportive in your campaign (outside your folks)?

Definitely my best friend and boyfriend Mihai Wilson. We never thought that we could collaborate so well with a creative project after being together for almost 9 years! Mihai keeps me focused and grounded and makes me laugh. He is amazing!

4. There has been some media and internet coverage that has been quite critical of the campaign. Have you come in for any direct flak for your success thus far? How did you feel about it?

Of course there will always be flack when something likeTBJITW goes viral. As for myself, once you are in the public's eye you have to be prepared for public can't make everyone happy..but I have tried my best!

5. What is the most important thing you have learned during the process?

I have learned how to feel more comfortable infront of a TV camera. The "you're on in 35 seconds" stuff was all very new to me. I know that whatever happens I will still be me on the end of the day; the same goofus with the same goofus friends.

6. Should you not eventually become the IC, what does life look like after the dust has settled?

Life looks fantastic! I am still the exact same person as before...passionate about travel and adventure, curious about what is around the next bend...I will keep on loving life either way.