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Date: July 10, 2017
Category: News

Florida woman celebrates 60 years as mermaid

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. – Vicki Smith first performed as a mermaid in 1957 when she was 17 years old.

She stopped performing regularly in the 1960s but continued coming back and still performs with the Legendary Sirens, a group of former mermaids. Smith is the oldest member.

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She celebrated 60 years performing Sunday.

“When you become a mermaid and you’re 17 like I was, you’re naïve you’re just a little country girl and all the sudden you’re getting fan mail and people are asking for your autograph, it’s giddy stuff,” she told Bay News 9.

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