La vida local

HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother pits two locals


Two locals have made it to the final four on HGTV’s reality design challenge Brother vs. Brother, hosted by Property Brothers, twins Drew and Jonathan Scott. Watch the finale 10 p.m. Sunday to see who nabs the 50K prize. Will it be David Font of Team Drew? The landscape architect, a G. Holmes Braddock Senor High and UF graduate, says he is confident that his work ethic and team-player mentality will lead him to victory. But Font has major competition in Fort Lauderdale’s Tiffany “Torche” Perkins (Team Jonathan). Her HGTV bio says the tattoo-friendly artist’s favorite projects include everything from metal artwork to a large-scale barn renovation. And Torche’s time in the Navy toughened her up.

Save the whale

Adriana De Moura is using her exhibitionist tendencies for a cause near to heart: Lolita, a 48-year-old orca who has been at the Miami Seaquarium since 1970. The Miami “Housewife,” a year younger than the mammal, posed in her svelte b-day suit in a bathtub for an ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to get Lolita released. The ad asks, “Could you live in a tub for 40 years?” The Seaquarium responded: “PETA’s latest ‘celebrity in the nude’ photo is simply the latest attempt by this organization to generate free publicity and media attention.” It also said moving the whale to open waters would be “reckless and cruel.”

Getting personal

Catch Gloria Estefan on the September cover of Ocean Drive. The homegrown legend strikes a few poses to promote her upcoming album, The Standards, out Sept. 10:

On having her husband Emilio also being her manager, Gloria said it’s not something she would recommend, but for some reason, their union works. “Number one, there are no egos involved,” she tells the mag. “We’re very different personality-wise, but in the things that count—values, morals, business—we rarely disagree.” Their35th anniversary is Sept. 2.

On daughter Emily leaving the nest to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston: “I’m practically in a fetal position, because we’re very close—it’s gonna hurt. I will make it as happy for her as possible. But it’s hard, it’s my baby.”

Madeleine Marr

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