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The Tropical Coast Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from The Tropical Coast

1. Pat Rafter

Pat Rafter is a former professional tennis player from Queensland, Australia. He was born on December 28, 1972, in Mount Isa, which is part of the Tropical Coast region. Rafter won two US Open titles in 1997 and 1998, and he achieved the world No. 1 ranking in doubles. He was known for his sportsmanship and his signature serve-and-volley playing style.

2. Merrick Watts

Merrick Watts is an Australian comedian, television and radio presenter, and actor. He was born on May 18, 1973, in Mount Isa, Queensland. Watts is best known for hosting the comedy talk show "The Merrick & Rosso Show" alongside Tim Ross. He has also appeared in various TV shows and participated in the reality series "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" in 2019.

3. Deb Frecklington

Deb Frecklington is an Australian politician who served as the leader of the Queensland Liberal National Party. She was born on August 6, 1971, in Warry, near Charters Towers, which is part of the Tropical Coast region. Frecklington represented the electorate of Nanango in the Queensland Parliament from 2012 to 2020. She held various ministerial positions during her political career.

4. Michelle Bridges

Michelle Bridges is an Australian personal trainer, author, and television personality. She was born on October 20, 1970, in Brisbane, Queensland, and grew up in the Tropical Coast region. Bridges is well-known for her appearances as a trainer on the Australian version of "The Biggest Loser." She has written several books on health, fitness, and weight loss.

5. Paul de Jersey

Paul de Jersey is an Australian lawyer and the current Governor of Queensland. He was born on September 21, 1948, in Brisbane, Queensland, and has connections to the Tropical Coast region. De Jersey served as a judge on the Supreme Court of Queensland before assuming the role of Governor. He has been recognized for his contributions to the justice system and legal profession.

6. Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown is an Australian musician, composer, and songwriter. She was born and raised in the Tropical Coast region, although specific details about her birthplace are not widely available. Brown was a member of the influential Australian band The Go-Betweens and has collaborated with various renowned artists throughout her career. She is known for her versatile musical abilities and has received critical acclaim for her compositions.

7. Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard is a British singer, musician, and actor who spent part of his childhood in the Tropical Coast region. He was born on October 14, 1940, in Lucknow, India (now Uttar Pradesh), but his family moved to Queensland, Australia, in the late 1940s. Richard gained international fame as a rock and roll artist in the 1950s and 1960s and has since enjoyed a successful career spanning several decades.

8. Tara Morice

Tara Morice is an Australian actress and dancer known for her role as Fran in the film "Strictly Ballroom." She was born on June 23, 1961, in Hobart, Tasmania, but her family later moved to Queensland, where she grew up in the Tropical Coast region. Morice has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions, showcasing her talent as an accomplished performer.

9. Russell Dykstra

Russell Dykstra is an Australian actor born on December 31, 1966, in Brisbane, Queensland. While specific details about his connection to the Tropical Coast region are limited, Dykstra has achieved recognition for his performances in various Australian films and television shows. He is a versatile actor known for his ability to portray diverse characters across different genres.

10. Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson is an Australian television presenter and journalist. He was born on April 6, 1951, in Tully, Queensland, which lies within the Tropical Coast region. Thompson is well-known for hosting the ABC talk show "Talking Heads," where he interviewed prominent Australian personalities. He has had a long and successful career in media, contributing to the Australian broadcasting industry.

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