by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.
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Edit: I was so bedazzled with the idea of a Chief Shark Officer, that I hardly noticed the word “Celebrity” in front of the title. We’ve updated the piece and formally request Carrot Top be considered for the job.

Attention children everywhere! While “fireman”, “astronaut”, and “veterinarian” are the classic defaults when asked what you want to do when you grow up, may we suggest a new candidate? Celebrity Chief Shark Officer. Let’s see your inquisitive relatives respond to that one.

In celebration of this summer’s 24th annual Shark Week, The Discovery Channel yesterday sent out a release looking for their first-ever CCSO, or Celebrity Chief Shark Officer. “Must enjoy exotic, waterfront locations, buff bodies in bathing suits and having the bejesus scared out of you,” reads an ad released by the television channel Tuesday morning. “Looking delicious in a wetsuit is a plus. Sense of humor required.”

The right candidate will head one of the network’s shark-themed shows, as well as swim around with them and attend premieres in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Pretty rough right?

Any star should send, and I quote, “resumes, audition tapes and blood type to Discovery Channel c/o Eilzabeth Hillman.”

Let’s hope they keep Type O negative on standby.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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