Stars of South Beach: Presenting Miami’s Top Celebs

The beauty and excitement of Miami make it a hot spot for celebrities. Check out our list of the top high rollers who dominate the sizzling Magic City party scene.

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The beauty and excitement of Miami make it a hot spot for celebrities. Check out our list of the top high rollers who dominate the sizzling Magic City party scene. Professional tennis player Anna Kournikova, 29, emigrated with her family from Russia to the United States when she was a young girl and now lives in Miami. Anna is an advocate for exercise and recently partnered with the Cartoon Network to launch the "Get Animated" campaign, which encourages kids to "get up and get moving!"
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Kourtney Mary Kardashian, 31, and her sisters, Kim and Khloé, debuted their new swimwear line, Beach Bunny Swimwear, during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2010 in Miami. Kourtney was a recent contributor to the "Moms and Babies" celebrity blog on, discussing dilemmas she has faced while raising her son, Mason Dash.
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Miami native rapper Katrina "Trina" Taylor, 31, released her fifth solo album in May titled "Amazin'." The most acclaimed single of her career -- "Here We Go" -- featured Kelly Rowland and reached No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. She started the Diamond Doll Foundation, which focuses on empowering young women.
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Katrina Campins, 30, founded her own real estate brokerage firm, The Campins Company, with offices in Chicago, Maryland and headquarters in Miami. Katrina majored in International Finance and Marketing at the University of Miami. She starred on the first season of "The Apprentice" and Bravo's reality show "Miami Social."
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Dwyane Tyrone Wade, 28, was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2003 and has been a rising star ever since. In 2006, he was named NBA Finals MVP, NBA champion, and NBA Sportsman of the Year. Dwyane also played on the gold medal winning US Olympic basketball team in 2008. He is the father of two boys: Zaire and Zion.
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Khloé Alexandra Kardashian, 26, currently stars on the reality show "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami," which is a spin-off of "Keeping up with the Kardashians." Khloé is married to LA Lakers star Lamar Odom and they are reportedly working on starting their own reality show, which will follow the couples new life together.
Enrique Iglesias, 35, is originally from Madrid, Spain, but moved with his father, Julio Iglesias, to Miami around the age of 10. He attended the University of Miami, but left partway through to go record his first album. His latest album, Euphoria, was released this summer. Enrique is currently dating tennis star Anna Kournikova.
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal's name means "little warrior" in Islam. Shaq, 38, made his start in the NBA in Florida as the first draft pick in 1992. He is currently a free agent, but has kept busy with his reality show "Shaq Vs." and says that when he finishes playing basketball, he would like to become a sheriff or chief of police.
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Jennifer Lopez, 41, may be from the Bronx, but she has made Miami her home with husband Marc Anthony and their twins, Emme and Max. She has starred in more than 25 films, has her own clothing and perfume lines and is working on her 7th album, due out later this year. Jennifer and Marc are also part-owners in the Miami Dolphins.
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As a child, singer-songwriter Jon Secada, now 47, left Cuba and came to Florida with his family. He earned both a bachelor and master degree from the University of Miami. Jon appeared in several shows on Broadway, including as the lead in "Grease." Jon and his wife Maritere have two children, Mikaela Nina and Jon Henri.
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Scott Disick, 27, is the father of Mason Dash, his son with on-again off-again girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian. Scott appears on her reality show "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami." Even though he says fatherhood made him grow up "quite a bit," Scott still spends most of his time party hopping, causing tension between he and Kourtney.
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Ariel Stein, 27, is an aspiring clothing designer who appeared on Bravo's reality show "Miami Social." He is also the vice president of the family business, 20/20 Vision Management Inc. When he isn't at work, Ariel is out socializing with his friends, which include some of the leaders in the fashion and entertainment industry.
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Kimberly Noel Kardashian, 29, is one of the stars on her family reality show "Keeping up with the Kardashians." Kim and her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, own the clothing store DASH, which came to Miami in 2009. Kim has many other ventures, ranging from creating fitness DVD’s to volunteering as a Dream Foundation ambassador.
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George French, 33, is quite successful in the world of money. He has a career as a mortgage banker and also owns his own investment and consulting firm. George lives in the same apartment building as his ex-wife and "Miami Social" co-star, Sorah, and is often seen on the club scene with his current girlfriend, Lina.
Hardy Hill, 40, is the president and CEO of Hill Hospitality Group. He has made his way around the reality television circuit, first appearing on "Big Brother 2", and most recently on Bravo's "Miami Social." Hardy is described as "opinionated and strong-willed" and a staple on the Miami nightlife scene.
Maria Lankina, 34, has built her way up in the Miami social scene since she moved from Russia to Miami in 2005. She attended the Miami Ad School and then became an art director and freelance photographer. Maria appeared on Bravo's reality show "Miami Social" and Playboy Shootout. Maria also has a teenage daughter, Angelika.
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Sorah Daiha, 35, is a realtor and property manager for the Related Group. She also has her hand in the home remodeling industry. She starred alongside her ex-husband, George, on Bravo's Miami reality show, "Miami Social." She currently lives in Miami with her boyfriend, Gonzalo.
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Paulina Rubio, 39, is a singer and actress, who began her music career when she was seven-years old. She gained international popularity with her album "Paulina," which sold three million copies worldwide. She is married to public relations executive Nicolas Vallejo Najera and they are currently expecting their first child.
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Ana Cristina Alvarez, 25, is a pop singer, actress, and the current Miss South Florida USA 2011. She earned her bachelor degree in broadcast journalism from Florida International University. Ana made history when she sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at President George W. Bush's inauguration in 2005.
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Gloria Estefan, 52, and her husband, Emilio, 57, were joined by their love for creating music and now are seen together throughout the social scene in Miami. Together, they have a son, Nyab, and daughter, Emily Marie. Gloria wrote two children's books and is currently working on a film script based on the life of a '60s music icon.
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Chris Bosh, 26, has spent six years in the NBA, most recently playing in Toronto. He is now headed to Miami to join the Miami Heat. He established the Chris Bosh Foundation, which promotes education, social enrichment, and physical fitness. Chris received the 2010 Magic Johnson Award from the Pro Basketball Writers Association.
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