by The Editors | June 23, 2017

Flamingle: Jet Setters

These big wigs know how to fly in style.

Illustration by Stephen Lomazzo

Illustration by Stephen Lomazzo

Derek Jeter
Big Baller

After his 2014 retirement from 20 years in MLB, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter didn’t retreat to his 30,000-square-foot Davis Islands home. He fussed with ordinary stuff, like keeping nosy neighbors away—seeking Tampa City Hall’s permission to install a taller front gate. Number Two, as he’s known, is also striving to be No. 1 in media by making big plays with Jeter Publishing and in sports writing with The Players’ Tribune. He’s changing diapers, thanks to his baby with cover model wife Hannah Davis Jeter. Rumors are swirling that he may change clubhouses. Will he and Gov. Jeb Bush be the Miami Marlins’ next dynamic duo?

Joanna Garcia
Splashy Starlet

The Tampa native and Florida State Seminole left college and sorority life in the late ’90s to chase her dreams of becoming an actor. It wasn’t long before she landed a role as Reba McEntire’s daughter on the hit show Reba from 2001 to 2007. Reba even stood as a bridesmaid in Garcia’s real-life wedding at the Breakers in Palm Beach to baseball star Nick Swisher. More recently, the 37-year-old jet-set mother of two girls has played roles such as Betty Grissom in The Astronaut’s Wives Club and Ariel in Once Upon a Time. Real-princess style, she pals around with Hollywood royalty like Hilary Duff, Lea Michele, Lance Bass and John Stamos.

Radio Riot

Scott Langley, 41, aka Froggy of the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, lends his voice (and dirty jokes) to the famous New York radio crew from his home station, Y-100 in Miami. The Florida Gator fan got his start in radio on Tampa’s 93.3FLZ in the ’90s and took over the Magic City mic in 2002.  The beloved host is also a survivor of acromegaly, a rare pituitary disease, which caused bone growth in his feet, hands and forehead—and changed his moneymaker, his voice. Froggy underwent corrective brain surgery at UF Health Shands Hospital in 2010 and regularly speaks about his experience.

Beau Turner
Happy Camper

The third son of media mogul and super-environmentalist Ted Turner is a globally respected conservationalist in his own right. The avid hunter and outdoorsman manages his family’s 900-acre rural swath of longleaf pine forest and grassy plains in Lamont, about 25 miles from Tallahassee. The property is one of many owned by the family’s land holding group, which holds a portfolio that encompasses about 2 million acres, and Beau oversees its wildlife-related endeavors. This father to son Beau Jr. also operates the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, a hunting and fishing camp where kids learn to respect nature.

Belinda Stronach
Horse Player

The glamorous 51-year-old president and chair of Stronach Group, which owns Gulfstream Park in Hallandale and five other horseracing properties in the U.S., inaugurated the world’s richest thoroughbred race in Florida this year. With a $12 million purse, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational attracted the sport’s top steeds, including Arrogate, the 2017 Pegasus winner. Each horse owner paid $1 million to have their hooves at the starting gate. This spring, Stronach announced plans to increase the 2018 purse to $16 million. In her previous careers, the Ontario native served in Canadian Parliament and ran Magna, her family’s automotive empire.