Some kings and queens ascend by birth. The noble winners of Folio Weekly’s Best of Jax are chosen by the people. It’s a cutthroat kingdom where throne-seekers clash, cajole and connive to win the hearts and votes of the royal subjects in more than 170 categories. Some winners have reigned their categories for years, but many new names have claimed the thrones for 2013. All will command their lofty titles for one majestic year — until the people rise up and vote again.
Writers: Claire Goforth, Shelton Hull, David Johnson, Heather Lovejoy, Kara Pound, Denise M. Reagan, Kerry Speckman, Caron Streibich, Melody Taylor, Ron Word
Photographer: Dennis Ho
Models: Stefano Portigliatti recently graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law, passed The Florida Bar exam and is an attorney at Camerlengo Law Group. Brittany Cislo is a personnel coordinator and recruiter at OnCall Staffing. The couple met at the University of South Florida in 2009 and got engaged in August. They live on the Southside and you can find them boating, fishing, traveling, spending time with family and planning their wedding.
Props: Attire provided by Three Muses Clothing, throne provided by Alhambra Theatre & Dining