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The amazing story of Tampa's own Britney Spears




Okay, fine, technically it's not THE Britney Spears. But it's A Britney Spears. Isn't that good enough?

Besides, this Britney Spears, who lives in Tampa, has an amazing story of her own. At age 19, she already owns a tanning bed and smoothie parlor in Tampa Palms. But that's not the half of it.

After losing her mom and sister (and sustaining serious injuries herself) in a 1995 car accident, this daughter of a pastor developed an interest in business at Plant City High School.

Using money she had saved as a waitress, money she received on holidays and an inheritance from her mother, she took over ownership of H.E.A.T. Nutrition & Tanning (15309 Amberly Drive, Tampa), in June. She works six days a week, overseeing three employees.

Dong-Phuong Nguyen's entire profile is worth a read. You can check it out here.

-- Photo: Atoyia Deans, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:12pm]


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