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3 Famous People From San Diego

Matt Lillywhite
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San Diego is one of the most incredible places in the entire country. And you don't need to be a genius to recognize that. Many famous people have called the city home.

Here are a few examples:

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is an American politician and businessman who has served as Utah's junior senator since January 2019, replacing Orrin Hatch. From 2003 to 2007, he was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts, and in 2012, he was the Republican Party's candidate for President of the United States.

Tony Hawk

Anthony Frank Hawk is a professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, and the founder of the Birdhouse skateboard corporation in the United States. Hawk is credited with doing the first recorded "900" skateboarding trick, as well as licensing an Activision video game series and becoming a pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding. Hawk was named by FoxWeekly as one of the most prominent skateboarders of all time in 2014.

Hawk has starred in commercials, television shows, and his own video game series. He has also been active in philanthropic endeavors, including his own Tony Hawk Foundation, which assists in the construction of skateparks in underserved communities.

Gabriel Iglesias

Iglesias was born in the city of San Diego in the state of California. He co-starred with Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon in the sixth season of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That in 2000. Gabriel was a contestant on the fourth season of the reality TV show Last Comic Standing in 2006, making it to the final eight comics after surviving elimination. He was disqualified at that stage for violating the show's rules and using a smuggled BlackBerry to chat with family and friends.

In 2007, Iglesias played a whole Mexican family in the Fox TV animated sitcom Family Guy's sixth season episode "Padre de Familia." He started voicing a recurring set of identical twin characters on The Emperor's New School, a Disney animated series he describes as his favorite voice work, in the same year.

San Diego is an inspiring city in California that has produced countless amounts of famous and wealthy people who have impacted the world in a meaningful way. Let's hope that in the future, San Diego can continue its streak of greatness!

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