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8 Celebrities That Live In The Sunshine State

Florida isn’t only about sandy beaches, sunshine and oranges. We have a lot of talent that brews in Florida. If you’re from Florida, you already know these local celebrities, if not, take a look, you may recognize some of these famous names.

Carrot Top

If you don’t know who Carrot Top is, then you must have lived under a rock – especially through the 90’s. Carrot Top is a Rockledge, Florida-born stand-up comedian and actor, known best for his bright red hair and, of course, his comedy.

He’s more of a prop/satire comedian and does mostly self-deprecating humor. Though, more recently, he’s been known for his excessive cosmetic surgery. He still lives in Florida, and when he’s not performing in Vegas, you can find him at his home in Winter Park.

Shaquille O’Neal

Even if you’ve never seen a basketball game before, you know who Shaquille O’Neal is. He’s a basketball legend with four championship rings. One of the most famous basketball players in America, this retired NBA player decided to hang his shoes up in Florida.

Living in Windermere, Florida, you’ll be able to easily spot him as Shaq is 7 feet tall and weighs 325 pounds – he’s a big guy.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

It’s the Roooooooock. Everyone knows The Rock. Actor, producer, wrestler, college football player – the guy does it all. He actually played for the University of Miami, winning the national championship in 1991 for the Miami Hurricanes.

He got the nickname, The Rock, during his WWE career because, well he’s huge. Now, he’s in Hollywood, and you can find him in movies like The Other Guys, Fast and Furious and The Game Plan. Though he’s doing the Hollywood thing, he still has a home in Florida.

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer is one of the greatest professional golfers in the history of golf, he was even nicknamed “The King”. Though he’s an old guy now, back in the 1950’s he was one of the people responsible for commercializing golf and making it a worldwide sport.

Now, if you want to see him, you can check him out at the World Golf Hall of Fame. You know Floridians are big on sports, so we’re very proud to have Palmer representing us.

Ariana Grande

This Florida-born American singer is one of the most popular singer and actress. She started off as a Nickelodeon star and worked her way up into the big leagues.

Most people compare her to Mariah Carey, in both voice and diva attitude. Ariana was born and raised in Boca Raton, which is the southernmost city in Palm Beach County (for those who don’t know Florida).

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Lou Holtz

Now, everyone knows how much Floridians love football. It’s in our blood. Lou Holtz was a former football player and coach, and one of the most successful football coaches, ever. He’s the only college football coach to take six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to lead four different programs to final top 20 rankings.

He’s also known for his leadership, quick wit and his ability to inspire players. Everyone who watches football knows Lou Holtz. If you ever want to get a chance to see him, he lives in Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida.

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Tiger Woods

Notorious for his extramarital affairs and golf success, Tiger Woods has a cozy home in Jupiter Island that includes a private golf course.

Despite his recent trouble on the PGA Tour and less-than-flattering headlines about his personal life, Tiger Woods remains as a notable resident of our beautiful state

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  1. Lots more celebrities live here. Off the top of my head…..Joe Namath in Jupiter. Judge Judy, Naples, FL John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Everett, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Ann Coulter, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, the list goes on. Go to Joe’s Stone Crab during season and you’ll bound to see some!

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