Before the 90 Days co-stars Cortney Reardanz and Patrick Cornett both had relationships that didn’t work out on the show, and it seems the two have bonded over their loss as they have combined forces in an attempt to get the “job” of CEO of Cancun, Mexico!
“CEO” stands for “Cancun Experience Officer” and the position is being offered by Cancun.com. According to the site’s press release, the winner of their search will receive $60,000 over six months in addition to having all of their housing costs covered during that time — in Cancun of course. They appear to be looking for a single person, so I assume Cortney and Patrick will be willing to split the money and share a bed? Or perhaps a loft bed and a small sofa? 😉 And if we are going to consider them one person, then I feel I should refer to them as Cortrick for the rest of this post…
Applicants are required to submit a one-minute video “describing why they would make the best CEO, and how they would highlight the offerings of Cancun.” Cortrick put theirs together and recently posted it on Cancun.com:
Of course, Patrick managed to squeeze in two back flips and a handstand!
Here is what the duo (actually just Cortney it seems) wrote in response to the question “Why do you travel?”
Growing up I traveled the US in an RV. After I got my degree in finance I moved to Orlando from Illinois. I worked in several departments for Disney, including a travel agent for the cruise line. I am excellent at customer service, hospitality, sales, safety, show, and efficiency. Patrick traveled the US touring as a DJ. He is enthusiastic, energetic, and entertaining. He knows how to get a crowd excited. He is very outgoing and great at communicating. We are both friendly and have a strong work ethic. This would be an amazing experience.
Judging from the press release (included in its entirety below), the selection process looks to be rather long and drawn out. “The top 100 applicants will be contacted in December with their next mission, and then the top 50 applicants will be announced on January 4, 2018,” the release states. “The top five finalists will be announced on January 17, and will travel to Cancun for the final selection process. The winner will be chosen and announced on January 31.” I assume the travel expenses for the finalists will be paid for, but it does not explicitly state that in the release.
If you’re curious why the contest is for the “job” of CEO, that’s because the winner will be working. “The CEO will be responsible for generating videos, social media content and blog posts for Cancun.com and its social channels through first-hand experience of Cancun and its attractions.”
Cortrick follow in the footsteps of Before the 90 Days co-star Larry Passariello with trying to parlay their reality show stardom into a travel job. Larry announced last week that he has put in his two weeks notice at McDonalds as he plans to fix up and RV and tour around with Jenny making YouTube videos.
It doesn’t appear that the CEO of Cancun search is one where you vote or anything, so there’s no need to do anything to help them. That being said, I assume that if their YouTube video gets a ton of views that it couldn’t hurt their chances. (It’s sitting at 55 views right now.)
Here is the full press release with all the details about the “CEO of Cancun” search:
Cancun.com Launches Search to Find its Next CEO, No Experience Required
Best Day Travel Group and TravelPass Group Partner to Open Job Search For Cancun Experience Officer to Spend Six Months in Cancun, Mexico
CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 8, 2017 — Cancun.com, a one-stop shop for those looking to vacation in Cancun and the surrounding areas of the Riviera Maya, today announced it has launched a search to find a Cancun Experience Officer (CEO) to be the face of the brand, and its newly launched website. This job search marks the beginning of the joint venture between Best Day Travel Group and TravelPass Group, who together operate Cancun.com, among other websites. The worldwide search is for a social media savvy brand ambassador to spend six months in one of the most visited and beautiful vacation destinations for travelers in North America. Applications are being accepted beginning today until Friday, December 17, 2017.
“We can’t wait to get started on our search for a CEO to be the face and personality of Cancun. Getting paid to live and travel around Mexico is a once in a lifetime experience,” said Chad Meyerson, general manager at Cancun.com. “It’s truly one of the most remarkable travel destinations, and we want to make sure we find the right person to help us show the rest of the world everything Cancun has to offer, from the culture and community to its beautiful hotels and pristine beaches.”
The six-month long position will receive payment of $10,000 a month, and will have all housing costs covered by Cancun.com. The candidate must be available to live in Cancun during the proposed six-month period from March to August 2018 without interruptions. The CEO will be responsible for generating videos, social media content and blog posts for Cancun.com and its social channels through first-hand experience of Cancun and its attractions.
In addition, the CEO job description entails:
Sleeping in luxurious beds overlooking the most pristine beaches
Scaling 3,000-year-old pyramids followed by a swim with a 40,000-pound whale shark
Sipping an ice-cold beverage before teeing off 200 yards down an ocean fairway
Mingling with locals and tourists at your VIP table in the hottest clubs
Coordinating charitable projects with local organizations to support education, health and well-being
Having the most enviable job on the planet
“Cancun and Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula are truly world wonders. For travelers in the U.S. and Canada, you’d be hard-pressed to find a location this close to home that comes anywhere close to all it offers,” said Daniel A. Nelson, executive chairman of TravelPass Group. “From its beaches, ocean activities and ancient Mayan pyramids, to its world-class resorts, nightlife, food and culture, you just can’t beat the Yucatan Peninsula. We’re excited to be part of the search to find a cultural brand ambassador that will help us show and tell the world what a treasure Cancun is.”
Applicants are asked to create a one-minute video describing why they would make the best CEO, and how they would highlight the offerings of Cancun. Applicants must be 18 years or older, have a valid passport and be able to live in Cancun for the six-month duration of the position. Fun loving, social media savvy travelers who can’t wait to try new things are encouraged to apply at ceo.cancun.com. Additional details on application rules and regulations can be found at ceo.cancun.com/terms-and-conditions.
The top 100 applicants will be contacted in December with their next mission, and then the top 50 applicants will be announced on January 4, 2018. The top five finalists will be announced on January 17, and will travel to Cancun for the final selection process. The winner will be chosen and announced on January 31.
Cancun.com is the premier online destination for those looking to vacation in Cancun, Mexico and the surrounding areas of the Riviera Maya and Yucatan Peninsula. The site features everything from reviews of local hotels and attractions, and the ability to book accommodations, excursions, experiences and transportation all-in-one online location.
About Best Day Travel
Best Day Travel Group is the leading online travel agency in Mexico, and one of the leading Latin American travel industry companies with a strong focus in business-to-business distribution. Best Day Travel understands vacation travel trends and customer requests for the most popular Latin American destinations and offers the best hotel inventory content in the region. The Cancun-based company is a vertically integrated business model with an innovative technology infrastructure that leverages the expertise of six subsidiaries. These include BestDay.com, an online travel agency; BD TRAVEL Solution, a white label technology for partners; HotelDO, services for traditional travel agencies and wholesalers; BD Travel, a leading destination management company in Mexico and Punta Cana; Voiash, a travel brand focused on youth and millennials; and Gran Plan, a strategic alliance with Aeromexico working with more than 120 travel agencies in Mexico.
About TravelPass Group
TravelPass Group is a leading technology company in the travel industry. Spun out of the Utah-based company Partner Fusion, TravelPass Group is a marketplace for independent and brand name hotels, wholesalers, and the world’s largest travel agencies, providing travelers with the best rates. TravelPass Group has been featured multiple times as one of the fastest growing companies locally and nationally by Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Inc. 5000. TravelPass Group books 10,000 room nights per day through its five travel-related websites, including Reservation Counter and Reservation Desk, and a best-in-class customer service center that helps travelers access more than a million properties worldwide.