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Jasmine to recreate the North East at Disney’s Epcot centre in Florida

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A STUDENT got dolled up to win her dream job at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Jasmine Singh, 20, of Boldon, has been chosen to represent the region at the US resort after making paper chain dolls to depict different parts of the North East during her interview.

The Sunderland University public relations student was asked to show what is important to her about the North East and why, so she made dolls to explain the history and development of the region, including a Roman, miner and footballer.

Jasmine will work at the Epcot Theme Park as a cultural representative talking about the UK in general and the North East in particular.

She said: “I’m really interested in the history and development of the North East, so the dolls were mainly focused on that.

“One was a Roman, one was a miner as I’m from Boldon, which used to be a mining village, one represented our unique arts and culture, one represented our social activities such as football, and one represented the talent that has come from the region.

“Luckily, I only had to wait two weeks until I found out that I had got the job.

“I was absolutely over the moon. I literally screamed when I received the e-mail saying I was successful, and I’ll be starting my dream job in September just after I have finished my degree.”

The role, spotted online by the student by chance, will involve Jasmine sharing her knowledge of the North East’s culture with guests visiting the resort.

Jasmine, a regular visitor to Disney World since she was a youngster, will live in Florida for an entire year.

 

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