Bet Nasha from World Travellers in Hamilton never thought a screenshot of her California Star video would end up here, but that wig and those glasses were too good not to share.

The Kiwi Travel Agent is one of 90 consultants that have entered Visit California’s ‘STAR search’ to become the face of the tourist bureau in Australia and New Zealand.

The incentive, which commenced last month, requires Agents to create a 15-second video revealing their own top California travel tip.

Once submitted, they go in the running to win one of five spots as a California STAR, which will see them feature in the bureau’s training modules via content pieces filmed across the state.

In other words, five Travel Agents will be flown to The Golden State, experience it and be filmed the entire time they’re there. These films will then be editing and transformed into training videos for other consultants.

They’ll be industry famous!

In her 15-second clip, Nasha threw on a pretty epic wig and white glasses to emphasise her desire to be an ‘entertainment’ ambassador for California so she can see a band at the Staples Center.

Travel Agent California

In Madius from Travel Australia Centre’s entry, he said he’s looking to show off California’s luxurious side, especially those pools in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs California

We’re totally down with heading down to Santa Monica beach with Cass’ for a little rollerblading along the strip – she’s going for the outdoor category (in case you didn’t catch that).

Cass California

And who doesn’t want to take the family to experience the magic of Disneyland with Margo from Flight Centre Meadowbank. Oh, and she says you can’t go there without taking a ride on Space Mountain.

Margo California

If you haven’t already, there’s still time to enter the video competition.

All you have to do is take a 15-second video of yourself saying “Hi my name is… I’m from…” and then give your California tip.

Consultants need to submit their entries here by 31 March 2017. After this date, shortlisted finalists will be put to an industry vote running from April 10th -21st. The five agents with the most votes will become “California Super STARs”, winning a place on a VIP FAM to California to record their tips on location for future incorporation into California STAR. The five winners will be announced the week of April 24th .

Click here for more information and to check out those sample videos mentioned above.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a California Star?