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Vicki Smith, the “mermaid” who has lived more than 60 years underwater

  Vicki Smith was just 17 years old when she gave her first performance at the legendary siren theater of Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and more than 60 years later the oldest member of the group can not leave that “underwater paradise”.

“I feel more comfortable in my life under water than on the surface,” he confessed to Efe Smith, 78, who in 1957 opened as a “Weeki Wachee siren” and since then, although with some interruptions from from the 1960s, he remains in this show , now as a member of the Legendary Sirens.

In this long-lived park and entertainment center, located north of Tampa, on the west coast of Florida, Smith and the group of veteran sirens act once a month, and also train new generations .

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