101-year-old woman applies for work so she can buy herself treats, and finds a job as a wine promoter

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Maria Cardoso (101), who lives in south-eastern Brazil started her new job as an influencer for a wine brand. Image via mariacardoso1919oficial/ Instagram
Maria Cardoso (101), who lives in south-eastern Brazil started her new job as an influencer for a wine brand. Image via mariacardoso1919oficial/ Instagram

  • Maria Cardoso, who lives in the south-eastern Brazilian municipality of Promissao, went viral after sending her CV to a local business for a job so she could buy herself treats to eat and drink without asking her daughter for money.
  • She has since started her new job as an influencer for a wine brand. 
  • And in her great-granddaughter's words: "She is very happy now, working and drinking her wines."

Maria told local media, "I'm finding it very good. I didn't expect it, I'm extremely happy."

As part of her job, Maria's relatives will film her tasting the brand's different wines and send the videos to the company for it to post on social media.

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Her great-granddaughter, Pamela Cristina Matias Gomes, told local media, "We closed a very cool deal with the brand. However, under the terms of the agreement, confidentiality was requested. But she is very happy now, working and drinking her wines."

Maria was introduced by the brand to its followers on social media in early March. The company wrote she "has great experience in drinking daily glasses of wine".

Diogo Cortez, the brand's creator who hired Maria and to whom She speaks weekly, told local media "The work will always be done remotely and for as long as Maria is happy and having fun with it."

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Maria, who was born on 3 November 1919, first went viral last month after family members handed in her CV to a local food processing plant.The resume of Maria Cardoso, 101-year old woman wh

Maria Cardoso worked in fields since she was 9 years old. She has now added wine promoter to her CV. Photo courtesy: Pamela Cristina Matias Gomes/ Newsflash


They only did it jokingly because she had been so insistent on trying to get a job for some extra money.

The centenarian claimed at the time that she did not want to have to rely on her daughter to give her cash for her wines and favourite meat.

In the CV, under the heading 'education', the family wrote "middle school", and under 'extracurricular experience', they wrote "farm work", because Maria had spent all her previous working life since she was nine years old on a plantation.

She now has another job to add to the CV.

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