When Athletics Meets Dance
Last updated: April 7th, 2013 by admin
YouTube has built a reputation as a place where people can become famous for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes the right YouTube video can literally change a person’s life.
Australian athlete Michelle Jenneke can vouch for this personally. She became an unlikely internet star, not for her athletic prowess, but for a YouTube video of her pre-race routine. The poster had slowed it down and synchronized it with Sabrina’s 1980s hit Boys.
That was in July last year and since then the clip has totalled over 35 million hits (and counting). While Jenneke has remained level-headed about the attention and remains committed to achieving success through study and sport, she freely acknowledges that the clip has brought her opportunities that might otherwise have escaped her. In particular, she’s been featured in Sports Illustrated and has appeared on Top Gear.
Jenneke’s story illustrates the idea that opportunities are there to be grasped and enjoyed and it’s precisely this view which attracts many people to the prospect of living and working in Australia. Those who do go may not find Jenneke’s fame but they will find a warm welcome and using a professional NAATI translator for the paperwork will help to speed up the immigration process.