Young down syndrome woman Jetstar flight attendant dreams come true:
Video Creadit: Facebook/Jetstar Australia
A young woman with Down syndrome, who became an Internet Sensation after she video bombed a live TV interview, has served as a hostess for a domestic Jetstar flight last month.
After a video of Georgia Knoll, from Mackay in Queensland, demonstrating as a flight attendant was posted online, Jetstar invited her to serve as a hostess for a domestic Jetstar flight.
‘It started out when Georgia was just practicing or pretending to be a flight attendant and I just got my phone out and started filming,’ Georgia’s sister Kathryn told Daily Mail Australia.
‘She has this Facebook page (Georgia Knoll’s Journey) that I made a few years ago after her initial outbreak of a little star and I just posted it on there.’
‘I thought I’ll just tag some companies and if something comes of it it’ll be lots of fun and then Jetstar contacted us and said ”we’d love to have her on, can we sort something out here?”’
The 25-year-old flew from Mackay to Brisbane with her mother Debra and served as a flight attendant on her way back home.
‘On the flight back she did safety demonstrations, she was serving food, greeting all the passengers and she went from Brisbane back to Mackay on the flight and everyone at Jetstar was so welcoming and so lovely,’ Kathryn said.
‘All of the passengers had a great time, she was talking to everyone, she’s just got such a bubbly personality.’
‘It was probably not your most conventional flight but she just had an absolute ball. It’s been a fantastic experience for her.’
‘She loves being in the spotlight. She’s always talking about how she’d love to do acting. Anything where she can be in the spotlight and show off her personality. It’s so big, it just can’t be contained in a normal day to day job.’
‘I think there is a misconception that these people who have disabilities, they can’t or don’t really have the opportunity that people who don’t have disabilities can do,’ Kathryn added.
Jetstar Cabin Crew Manager, Nicky, said: ‘Georgia is so full of life and is great with our customers, she was such a fantastic addition to our team and we all felt so lucky to have her spend the day with us,’
Georgia said to Jetstar: ‘I’m just trying to break through barriers, push everything aside and be yourself. My passion about being a flight attendant is (about) making people happy.’
Georgia, who is an ambassador for people with disabilities, became an Internet sensation when she video bombed a live Seven News TV broadcast to say hello to her mom and dad in 2016.
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