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Jackie Siegel chats Celebrity Wife Swap, 2015 Projects and more!

Recently we sat down with the Queen of Versailles herself, Jackie Siegel, to find out about her home-in-progress Versailles (which will be the biggest home in America) and what’s on the horizon. A more recent project making big news today debuts tonight. Jackie and her husband, Westgate Resort owner David Siegel, will both appear on Celebrity Wife Swap tonight at 10pm on WFTV Channel 9. Here’s sneak preview clip of Jackie and Jeremy at his home in Oklahoma:

Not familiar with the show? Here’s a breakdown from ABC Networks; Celebrity Wife Swap” features two women of celebrity families trading households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) for one week. During that time, the women – and swapped families – learn what it is like to live in someone else’s shoes, but everything changes during the second half of the week when the women make their own rules and get the chance to run the household their way.  At the end of the week, the couples reunite for a raw, honest and highly-charged exchange of views in which they make frank assessments of one another and discuss the experience.

Courtesy ABC Television

Courtesy ABC Television

We will be live tweeting the broadcast with Jackie and other celebrities tonight at a private viewing party! Make sure to follow @JackieSiegelUSA on Twitter (hashtags #CelebrityWifeSwap, #QueenOfVersailles) and @CentralFLTop5 on Twitter and Instagram for some behind the scenes fun! Watch our full interview with her before tonight’s broadcast here:

Firstly, Jackie wants everyone to know that Versailles is NOT dead. In fact, construction has resumed and is slated to finish in 2017. “Versailles is fully back on and I’m very excited about it! I would like to do something in the form of a tv show or something, letting the world know that Versailles is going to be finished. When you watch the movie, Queen of Versailles, it kind of left you hanging like maybe it was a dead project or something, but it’s not. We still own it and the King and the Queen are finishing it!

Jackie took us on a tour – and it’s MASSIVE! Look for a full, recent walk-thru of Versailles (also through Google Glass) soon on CentralFloridaTop5.com!

Among her grand tasklist of projects here is Florida’s film and television industry. “I’ve also been supporting the Florida Film Incentive. I’ve taken a couple of trips up to Tallahassee and went to the Rally in Tally,” she says. “I really think Florida is a great place for the film industry (to be). It not only creates jobs but we have beautiful weather all year round.

In case you weren’t aware, Film Florida organizes Rally in Tally, an annual event where members of Florida’s film, tv and digital media industries travel to our Capital to educate legislators on the importance of having a financial infrastructure in place to attract jobs from big projects like USA Network’s Burn Notice, Disney’s Tomorrowland and more.

Just a few of Jackie’s other projects include:

#CFLT5Day and Launching a New Central Florida Top 5

The time is NOW. The steps have been stepped. SunRail has left the station.

After nearly a year of hard work in front of and behind the scenes, a new Central Florida Top 5 is here! What do you think? A big thank you to the team at CT Social​, for the fresh new look on desktop and mobile!

New Top 5

Fun Spot America on International Drive hosted us for a ‘huuuuge‘ launch party over the weekend with nearly all of our new team of writers, some of our readers, a few very special guests and we even met a few new fans! Our readers enjoyed 20% off of wristbands for mentioning us and using the hashtag #CFLT5Day! Thank you Fun Spot!

Special guests stopped by including our longtime friend Emily Ellyn, Central Florida’s own Retro Rad Chef and Food Network Star and David Hummer, Director of Marketing at Fun Spot America. Virtual well wishes were sent by many including our founder and Central Florida native Bess Auer, the Queen of Versailles herself Jackie Siegel and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs who surprised us with our own day – literally! Mayor Jacobs proclaimed Saturday, May 16th, 2015 “Central Florida Top 5 Day” in Orange County, noting our over six years of service to the community and longevity for years to come. Thank you so much Emily, David, Jackie and Mayor Jacobs!

So what’s new exactly? A BUNCH! Here are our Top 5 awesome new things about CentralFloridaTop5.com:

  • A beautiful new website and mobile site! How do we look? Let us know in the comments by signing into social media!

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  • Easier way to submit events to our calendar (Don’t forget the pictures!)

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  • The debut of our newsletter (Coming SOON!)
  • More opportunity for YOU to get involved! Whether you have a small business in need of a boost via paid ad space or a great event in need of eyes, we can help! Feel free to email us anytime at info[at]centralfloridatop5.com.

And last but certainly NOT least…

  • Our new team of writers spanning six (with more on the way) Central Florida counties! We attempted to broadcast a live Google Hangout on Air on Saturday, to introduce all of them to you, but sadly broke the internet. (Click the link for video of what did happen!) You will be seeing and hearing from each of them very soon…
Top 5 Team

Our new Central Florida Top 5 Team at Fun Spot: Allen, Jen V, Kari, Kate, Jay, Carolyn, Greg, Kelly, Emily, Lisa, Mark, Rich, JenLee, Bun (Not pictured: Brian, Jen L, David, Nando, Dani, Mike, Cody)

Look for more great posts, local information, reviews, interviews through +Google Glass, pretty pictures, video​ and some fun partnerships in the year ahead!

To our loyal readers, THANK YOU for bearing with us through the growing pains. We appreciate YOU!