After the success of Selling Sunset, Netflix has now turned to an all-Black female real estate brokerage in Tampa, Florida to showcase luxurious waterfront property in the picturesque coastal city. Allure Realty was founded by Sharelle Rosado and as the founder and CEO, she is at the helm of the flourishing firm with seven other women rounding out the cast.
In an interview with House Beautiful, the cast gives future viewers a glimpse into their personalities, which provides insight to what people can expect on the debut season of Selling Tampa.
There’s no question that Sharelle Rosado is the HBIC, but it looks like viewers will also get to see another side to her as she’s expecting a baby girl with former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
Being a mother, fiancée, and CEO, Sharelle proves to be an inspiration to other women looking to achieve all that they want out of life. However, all that glitters isn’t gold. The 33-year-old revealed that she suffers from PTSD, but according to her, “I don't allow that to stop what I want to achieve in life.”
Juawana Colbert is a real estate agent and office manager at Allure Realty. With her background in economic development and growing up watching her grandfather who owned many apartment units, Juawana has become a top agent at the brokerage.
Rena Upshaw Frazier
Tampa-born and raised realtor Rena Upshaw Frazier has quite an impressive background. Rena has an engineering degree from the University of South Florida and she also has a law degree from Stetson University College of Law. In fact, before being hired on to Allure Realty, the mother of four was a partner at a national law firm.
Colony Reeves was a preschool teacher before getting into real estate. Her father is actually the one who suggested a real estate career and she hasn’t looked back since. While she admits that her personality may be “all over the place,” she notes that that is what makes her “adaptable.”
Born in Haiti, Anne-Sophie Petit-Frere always knew she wanted to be a real estate agent. However, she did have past jobs such as a freelance makeup artist and property accountant. For her, being a real estate agent gives her freedom as she can make her own schedule and manage her own clients.
Tennille Moore is more than just a real estate agent. She also has a credit repair business and prior to working at Allure Realty, Tennille worked for the Florida Senate as a chief legislative assistant.
The Venezuelan-born real estate agent has an interesting background. When she was just 16, Karla Giorgio began selling cars at her father’s car dealership and now she is a bit of a car connoisseur.
While Alexis Williams loves to party, she is still about her business. This real estate agent is competitive and according to Selling Tampa’s Instagram page, she has “a reputation for tenaciously protecting her customers’ interest.”
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Our teeth are connected to so many things - our nutrition, our confidence, and our overall mood. We often take for granted how important healthy teeth are, until issues like tooth sensitivity or gum recession come to remind us. Like most things related to our bodies, prevention is the best medicine. Here are five things you can do immediately to improve your oral hygiene, prevent tooth sensitivity, and avoid dental issues down the road.
1) Go Easy On the Rough Brushing: Brushing your teeth is and always will be priority number one in the oral hygiene department. No surprises there! However, there is such a thing as applying too much pressure when brushing…and that can lead to problems over time. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush in smooth, circular motions. It may seem counterintuitive, but a gentle approach to brushing is the most effective way to clean those pearly whites without wearing away enamel and exposing sensitive areas of the teeth.
2) Use A Desensitizing Toothpaste: As everyone knows, mouth pain can be highly uncomfortable; but tooth sensitivity is a whole different beast. Hot weather favorites like ice cream and popsicles have the ability to trigger tooth sensitivity, which might make you want to stay away from icy foods altogether. But as always, prevention is the best medicine here. Switching to a toothpaste like Sensodyne’s Sensitivity & Gum toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth will help build a protective layer over sensitive areas of the tooth. Over time, those sharp sensations that occur with extremely cold foods will subside, and you’ll be back to treating yourself to your icy faves like this one!
3) Floss, Rinse, Brush. (And In That Order!): Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you do, but how you do it”? Well, the same thing applies to taking care of your teeth. Even if you are flossing and brushing religiously, you could be missing out on some of the benefits simply because you aren’t doing so in the right order. Flossing is best to do before brushing because it removes food particles and plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach. After a proper flossing sesh, it is important to rinse out your mouth with water after. Finally, you can whip out your toothbrush and get to brushing. Though many of us commonly rinse with water after brushing to remove excess toothpaste, it may not be the best thing for our teeth. That’s because fluoride, the active ingredient in toothpaste that protects your enamel, works best when it gets to sit on the teeth and continue working its magic. Rinsing with water after brushing doesn’t let the toothpaste go to work like it really can. Changing up your order may take some getting used to, but over time, you’ll see the difference.
4) Stay Hydrated: Upping your water supply is a no-fail way to level up your health overall, and your teeth are no exception to this rule. Drinking water not only helps maintain a healthy pH balance in your mouth, but it also washes away residue and acids that can cause enamel erosion. It also helps you steer clear of dry mouth, which is a gateway to bad breath. And who needs that?
5) Show Your Gums Some Love: When it comes to improving your smile, you may be laser-focused on getting your teeth whiter, straighter, and overall healthier. Rightfully so, as these are all attributes of a megawatt smile; but you certainly don’t want to leave gum health out of the equation. If you neglect your gums, you’ll start to notice the effects of plaque buildup, which can irritate the gums and cause gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. Seeing blood while brushing and flossing is a tell-tale sign that your gums are suffering. You may also experience gum recession — a condition where the gum tissue surrounding your teeth pulls back, exposing more of your tooth. Brushing at least twice a day with a gum-protecting toothpaste like Sensodyne Sensitivity and Gum, coupled with regular dentist visits, will keep your gums shining as bright as those pearly whites.
There’s people who perform songs, and then there’s performers, and let me tell you something: Victoria Monét is a PERFORMER. I first fell in love with her as an artist after hearing her hit song “Moment,” and then when her album JAGUAR was released in 2020, I was hooked. JAGUAR was one of those albums that I kept on repeat as I and the rest of the world were going through the motions of being in a pandemic. I remember watching her perform her single “Jaguar” from the album on her YouTube channel, and the way she performed so effortlessly with such confidence, I knew I had to see her live.
Luckily, I got the opportunity. Along with dropping JAGUAR II, which features the viral single “On My Mama,” Victoria also announced The Jaguar Tour, and as soon as the tickets dropped, it quickly sold out. I attended her Atlanta show at the Buckhead Theatre, and besides being met with a sea of concertgoers from wall to wall, my ears were immediately hit with a beautiful voice from none other than Alex Vaughn, who opened for the mother of one. Once Alex finished her set, it was time for the main event.
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As soon as Victoria stepped on stage, it was hers. She commanded the room with her sultry voice and hypnotic dance moves, performing songs from albums JAGUAR I and II and previous projects such as Life After Love, Pt. 1. Fans were singing her songs word for word to the point where, at times, you no longer heard her singing. However, it was clear that she was in a room filled with love and support, and she also showed it back on stage. The singer rarely took breaks in between songs and dazzled fans with her smooth moves that is reminiscent of the legendary Janet Jackson.
One of my favorite moments was when she performed “Cadillac (A Pimp’s Anthem).” She dressed in a trench coat and fedora, complete with her pimp cane, and another big moment was when she performed “Stop (Askin’ Me 4Shyt)”. Overall, it was nice to vibe out to live performances of some of my personal faves like “Ass Like That,” “How Does It Make You Feel,” “Alright,” and “Big Boss.” In a recent cover story for Galore, Victoria revealed what she hopes concert attendees walk away with.
“On tour, I really wanna give people the best version of Victoria on stage, better than I’ve ever been before. I’m hoping people have the time of their life at the show,” she said. After working behind the scenes as a songwriter for so long, the California native now has all eyes on her, and it’s clear she was ready for this moment.
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