We Are Getting Younger and Hotter
By Erik Bojnansky
In most places, as time marches on, people get older. Not so in Miami Beach, where, perhaps due to its proximity to Ponce de León’s fountain of youth, the population is steadily getting younger—and we’re not just talking about Botox and implants. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the figures provided by the United States Census Bureau: In 1980 the median age in Miami Beach was 65. Three decades later, the 2010 census tells us the median age is 40.
Some may say that our fair city’s beauty attracts the young and restless, but we at Ocean Drive can’t rule out the possibility that at least some of the people who call Miami Beach home are aging backward. It would explain why so many folks here not only look so good, but also seem capable of partying until dawn on a regular basis with little evident consequence.
PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG CLARK
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.