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Miss Global USA 2023 was crowned this past weekend and this year's winner is Florida's very own Danielle Alura. The competition took place in Orlando, Florida, so she wasn't too far away but her resume proves she's used to traveling.

Alura currently lives in Miami, according to her LinkedIn bio but she's won titles all across the nation.

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On this new season of The Bachelorette, producers definitely amped up the concept of the show for 2022. They included two ladies looking for love, and one of them is Florida's very own Rachel Recchia.

The reality star grew up in Chicago, but she moved to the Central region in her teens. Her social media is flooded with content from the Sunshine State, and she's probably been to some of your favorite spots.

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Every year, hundreds of hopeful Disney fans line up and audition to fulfill their job dreams of being paid to transform into some of their favorite characters at Disney World.

A day in the life of a Disney "face character" includes posing for photos, signing autographs, and ensuring that park visitors make magical memories.

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Netflix’s hit new series Hollywood paints us a picture of a post-World War II L.A., where a group of aspiring creatives is trying to land their big break. Among the characters in Hollywood, star Jeremy Pope plays the role of screenwriter Archie Coleman. For Floridian viewers, Pope might be of particular interest as an Orlando native, because let’s be honest, it’s always cool to see a hometown hero make it on the big screen. Here are 6 things you may not have known about Jeremy Pope.

Pope’s character echoes some of his real-life struggles of growing up in a place that didn’t always support his aspirations. Pope’s persistence would pay off as he slowly but steadily moved towards his dreams of becoming a singer and actor.

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Most '90s kids probably have fond memories of rocking out to the Backstreet Boys when they were younger — and maybe more recently. Their hits are classics that never go out of style, just like the obsession with the band’s members. And while the band finds its roots in Orlando, it has a current connection as well. Howie Dorough and his family actually call Brevard County home!

It’s just one more thing to boast about if you live in Florida —not only do we have awesome theme parks and beautiful beaches, but we have our very own Backstreet Boy.

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It is no secret that Doctor-Sheriff Deputy-Shaq is a man of many talents. From playing ball to DJing at large festivals —and almost everything in between — he really knows how to keep things interesting. In the midst of all the at-home concerts, Shaquille O'Neal just had to join in on the fun. The short clip he posted on Instagram yesterday is probably the excitement you needed this morning, and will definitely put a smile on your face. 

The post captioned "Don’t be down. Be safe love yall. Oneal boys kitchen concert," was uploaded to his Instagram less than 12 hours ago. It features Shaq, aka DJ Diesel, in the kitchen on the decks, surrounded by his "onlookers" — including his sons — who appear to be about six feet away and having an absolute blast. 

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Many a Disney fan has fantasized about the ultimate Disney wedding, and while tons of couples pop the question at the romantic and so very picturesque location, not many can claim to have actually tied the knot there. After Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom got engaged last Valentine’s Day, rumors have cropped up of a dreamy Disney wedding with the bride saying “I do” right at Cinderella’s Castle in Florida.

The ESInsiderreported rumors of the fairytale nuptials early last month, just shy of the one-year anniversary of the couple’s engagement.

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Earlier this month, Star Wars fans got another treat with the debut of the newest attraction to Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Fans were going absolutely crazy for it, some even saying it was "life-changing," and they weren’t the only ones. Some celebrities got to experience the new Disney ride a few days before its opening, and they seemed to be just as thrilled.

Before the public debut, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Gad, Megan Fox, John Stamos, and Daymond John got to experience it, and their reactions were definitely telling.

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Disney World is even more magical during the holiday season, and it’s a place where locals, tourists, and celebrities alike gather to celebrate and spend time with their families. Big events and holiday sensations are sure to draw in massive crowds, but it’s also a great time to spot some familiar faces. Just this month, Bindi Irwin and her family were spotted at Disney World Orlando!

Wholesome Irwin-family content never fails to bring a smile to the internet, and people were hyped to see their favorite family from Down Under visiting the U.S.

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Thank god it's Friday! After a week of slaving away at work, you're probably planning for a little rest and relaxation but if you're feeling like a little musical therapy, cheap Chainsmoker's Concert tickets are still available for their show tomorrow night in Orlando.

While we're already ready for the Chainsmoker's to hold us closer, they aren't the only popular band in the lineup. The pop-punk boy band 5 Seconds of Summer will also take the stage alongside Lennon Stella, a songstress hailing from Canada known for her appearance on ABC & CMT's musical drama show Nashville.

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By now, we’ve all heard about the acclaimed wonders of CBD. Even Doctors are recommending CBD oil and swearing by the effects. From CBD infused tacos and ice cream, the world can’t seem to get enough of this (mostly) legal cannabinoid.

Even with its rising popularity, there is still a stigma that surrounds CBD and those who choose to use it. According to WebMD, the only thing that CBD has been recommended for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is CBD medication Epidiolex to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy. Other uses of the substance have not been studied long or thoroughly enough to be approved for other afflictions. 

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No matter what you may amount to in life, everyone has an origin. However large or small the legacy you leave behind will be, you had to begin to somewhere. For our modern-day renaissance man Shaquille O'Neal, that somewhere is Orlando.

Before O'Neal nearly became a unanimous MVP, Shaq was a rookie out of LSU trying to live up to his hype in the NBA. Well, 27 years after his rookie season, Shaq is not only a household name in sports but also in pop culture. He recently put on his DJ cap and played a set in his beloved Orlando.

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