Did You Know These Celebs Were From Here?
Posted on April 6, 2017
You already know Pensacola Beach and the surrounding areas are famous for world-class beaches. But did you know this area produces more than stunning sunsets and seafood? When you live in Pensacola, Â Â your claim to fame goes further than geography. Check out these celebs who started right here:
- Carolyn Murphyâ€”Supermodel
Youâ€™ve probably seen her in Estee Lauderâ€™s latest social media campaign, flaunting those iconic blue eyes and chiseled cheekbones for the companyâ€™s newest skincare line, Unstoppable Youth. Or, maybe you remember her in that stunning red bikini on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2005? Supermodel Carolyn Murphyâ€™s career has spanned nearly three decades and thereâ€™s no sign of her slowing down.Â Sheâ€™s been named VH1â€™s Model of the Year and ranked on Forbes top-earning models list. And yet, sheâ€™s from right here in rural Florida. Born to a military family in Panama City, Murphy was discovered as a teenager by Mary Louâ€™s Models in Gulf Breeze.
- Trent Richardsonâ€”NFL Running Back
Trent was born in Pensacola , and attended Escambia High School, home of the gators.
Richardson was recruited by several colleges, and gained national attention during his career at the University of Alabama. There, heÂ was named an All-American. He was later drafted by the Cleveland Browns, and then traded to the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Baltimore Ravens. Heâ€™s known for being explosive and powerful, and is often compared to NFL back Adrian Peterson.
- Aaron Tippinâ€”Country Music Star
When Aaron Tippinâ€™s hit song â€śKiss Thisâ€ť hit airwaves in 2000, he solidified his reputation as one of country musicâ€™s rebel superstars. His music is a mix of unbridled patriotism and unapologetic rowdiness. In short, he doesnâ€™t take any guff. Tippinâ€™s been a celebrated musician for more than 25 years, and his roots are right here in the Panhandle. Â Born in Pensacola, he later moved to a farm in South Carolina. Other hits include â€śYouâ€™ve Got to Stand for Something,â€ť â€śThatâ€™s As Close As Iâ€™ll Get to Loving You,â€ť and â€śWhere the Stars and Stripes and Eagles Fly.â€ť
Of course, our team at Southern Real Estate Sales is famous when it comes to helping you realize your real estate dreams. If youâ€™re the next big thing in real estate, join us today!