Our Little Penguin Dating & Mating Video Contest Grand Prize Winner, "HappyJoel" and his buddy Nathan, have just returned from their trip of a lifetime to visit the real Little Penguins in Australia!
HappyJoel's winning video proved to be the best penguin pick-up line.
The Grand Prize Trip took them to Sydney, Melbourne, Wine Tasting and of course – a visit with the real little penguins at Phillip Island!
Joel had this to say about his up close visit with the real Little Penguins at Phillip Island: "When we arrived at Phillip Island it was approaching dusk, the time when the penguins make their 30 yard jaunt from ocean to burrows. I didn't realize that it would be such an extensive set up, but there is giant seating for up to 3800 people to watch the penguins, and it felt like watching the home team. As the first little penguins come up on the shore, they are totally timid, and run back and forth a few times before building up the courage to go all the way. But when they finally do, you hear thousands of people all at once cheering for them - it was totally surreal (not to mention adorable.) And it made it all the more fitting that I wore my full body penguin costume, because I felt like a mascot rooting on my team. I honestly could have stayed and watched them for 5 hours and been fascinated the whole time!"
Be sure to keep an eye on the Little Penguin website – We'll be featuring HappyJoel's escapades in Australia as well as some Australian style pick-up lines from his trip.