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Two Las Vegas Women Compete for 'Dream Job'

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LAS VEGAS - Tourism Australia is hiring six people to live a vacation and get paid to do it. Thousands applied. A handful are left, including two Las Vegas women.

Las Vegas residents Hilary Billings and Sarah Cross have been working all their lives to do what the job entails: explore, travel and work with animals.

Between the roars and the wiggles, it may seem Billings and Cross already have the best jobs in Las Vegas.

Billings is a travel blogger who helps give tours of the African lions at the Lion Habitat Ranch.

Learn More About Hilary Billings

Cross moved from San Diego to become a dolphin caretaker at the Mirage. "It's strange," she said. "I left the ocean to come to the desert to train dolphins."

Learn More About Sarah Cross

Now the two are working to land what they consider the best job on the planet. "I'm a life enthusiast, and I'm your next park rancher," Billings said.

Tourism Australia received 600,000 applications from around the world. The six people who will land the job will travel Australia, blogging about their journeys and promoting tourism.

"Explore rain forests, walk on beaches, go diving in the Great Barrier Reef," said Billings.

The job pays $100,000 for six months of work. Billings and Cross are in the top 25 left in their category. They've each landed endorsements from Strip celebrities. Despite the fact they are competing for the job, they aren't letting the competition get out of hand.

"I'm Team Hilary. She's Team Sarah. We're supporting each other," Cross said.

Now, they need your help. Vote for who you think should land the dream job at the Travel Australia Facebook page.

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