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They Said I Could Be Anything, So I Decided To Be A Mermaid!
Source: mermaidmelissa
Published: May 29, 2015

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Was a ‘mermaid’ ever an option?

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Source: Giphy

Well for all the young girls (and boys) out there who wanted a long fish tail, you can now professionally become a merperson.

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This is Melissa Mermaid (formerly, Melissa Dawn), who is a professional mermaid.

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Source: mermaidmelissa

At the age of 12, this girl from Florida was able to hold her breath under water for 2.5 minutes and continued to test her skills in the water.

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Now she works as a professional mermaid and performs at aquariums, corporate events, and poolside parties, always promoting environmental consciousness.

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Source: mermaidmelissa

In the UK, Emily Keat, a 19-year-old girl, chose to be Britain’s first professional mermaid.

Source: Mirror.co.uk
Source: SWNS

Emily built her own six foot tail out of old lycra swimming costumes and trained for four hours a day to turn herself into this gorgeous mythical sea creature.

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Source: SWNS

Then there is 34-year-old Staycy McConnell, who is a full-time mermaid performer at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida.

Source: Bloomberg
Source: Bloomberg

In Australia we have Hannah Fraser, who is a professional underwater mermaid, creating her own functional yet highly exquisite mermaid tails.

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Source: whosthebomb

As mentioned on her website,

” [She is ].. a dedicated Ocean activist, Hannah travels the world performing for charity projects to commercial ventures to bring awareness to the ocean and it’s precious animal life. [She] performs in exotic locations appearing in numerous movies and shoots swimming in the open ocean with sharks, dolphins, whales, seals, manta rays and more.”

Source: hannahfraser.com
Source: hannahfraser.com

 

There are some really crazy career options in the world. You have no excuse not to work anymore. Find a job doing the things you enjoy the most! The sky’s the limit. As for me, I am stitching up a mermaid-tail as I type. Good luck!

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