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Dancing kick-boxer from Long Beach is pumped about teas

Dana Walsh, a fitness instructor and blogger from Long Beach, is hyped about Salada all-natural teas. Soon, it could be her job to make sure you are, too.

Salada, a tea label, is searching for its first consumer spokesperson. After reviewing thousands of video entries, Salada has whittled the search down to Walsh and nine others from around the country. The winner gets a $10,000 contract to tweet, blog and attend health events for Salada.

"This is my first time doing a contest like this, so it's definitely nerve-wracking and a bit suspenseful," Walsh, 28, said. "I feel like I'm on the edge of my seat, waiting to find out how the movie ends!"

The video entries from the 10 finalists are up on Salada's website, where voting for the winner takes place. In Walsh's high-energy clip, it appears she may be already sampling some of the naturally caffeinated teas. Then again, her bio suggests running at full power is nothing new for her.

She boasts a dizzying list of fitness-related endeavors: She teaches kick-boxing, Zumba, body sculpting, interval classes and dance aerobics at several gyms. An NYU graduate, Walsh is working toward her master's degree and finds time to blog about celebrity diets and fitness. She says she does it all because she's passionate about motivating people to live healthier.

In her bid for the spokesperson spot, Walsh is up against some healthy competition, including a registered dietitian, a yoga instructor and couple of personal trainers. But if energy is the deciding factor, Walsh has it in the bag -- tea bag, that is.

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