La vida local

Kelly Rowland takes the wheel

 

Stephanie Frasco had a night to remember Monday. The L.A. resident and Jaguar fanatic didn’t win a car but got to ride around with Grammy winner Kelly Rowland in a spanking new, rust colored F-Type two-seater, the English brand’s first convertible to be released in more than 50 years.

Frasco, who works in marketing, was one of four winners of the #MyTurntoJag contest. Why she entered in the first place had to do with her late grandmother: “She owned a Jaguar,” said Frasco, who was flown in for two nights and put up at the Standard Hotel. “She always told me, ‘Your butt would look good in one of them!’ She’s looking down at me right now.”

Rowland and Frasco met up at the garage atop 1111 Lincoln Road and tootled around town , ending up at LIV at the Fontainebleau.

Rowland, who has a place in Miami, was equally pumped about the drive. “I feel so empowered and sexy taking [the F-Type] for a spin,” she said, admitting a need for speed. “You just want to keep pressing the accelerator lower and lower.”

The X Factor judge also loves the attention she receives when she’s behind the wheel. “People ask me, ‘What is that?’ It’s perfect for Miami.”

When the former Destiny Child’s singer isn’t working or promoting her new album, Talk a Good Game, she likes to just chillax.

“I love to put on my shades and head to Lincoln Road and people watch,” she said. “There’s a lot of characters out there.”

Body of work

This ought to help ticket sales: Miami Marlins player Giancarlo Stanton bares his birthday suit (covered up by a spray of water) for ESPN Magazine’s annual Body Issue. How does the outfielder, 23, look so good? “Push-ups and sit-ups are my go-to. It is the simplest routine and the best thing to maintain my stomach and chest,” Stanton told the magazine. “I’ll do about 100 of each a day, usually when I’m already warmed up. I do 50, 50, 50, 50, then roll out. It takes less than five minutes.”

Exit stage left

A “heartbroken” Mike Garofola was sent home by Des Hartsock on The Bachelorette. Though the date on Madeira Island in Portugal seemed to go well, Hartsock told the Miami Beach federal prosecutor that she had a better connection with the remaining four men. In the car ride out of the rose ceremony, a teary Garofola called his mother and broke the news: “Maybe I’m just not meant to get married and have a family.”

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