Celebrity Sightings in Turks and Caicos
Celebrities love Turks and Caicos. Besides being regularly recognized as the best island in the world, and home of Grace Bay, the world's best beach, Providenciales and the other islands of the Turks and Caicos are considered to be off the beaten track, offering celebrities the privacy they need.
It also doesn't hurt that the powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise sea also makes for excellent Instagram selfies these celebs can share with their fans and followers from all over the world.
Private Islands, Luxury Villas and a Mansion fit for a Prince
Brad Pitt, Ryan Seacrest, and Katie Couric make regular appearances on Providenciales and on a nearby private island.
While other celebrities have owned luxury villas on Providenciales or nearby cays, none have been quite so famous or mysterious as Minneapolis musician Prince, who died in 2016. Prince had been a long-time visitor to Provo, and maintained his own luxury villa in Turtle Tail.
However, Turks and Caicos is not just a secluded hideaway where publicity-shy celebs try to shun the spotlight.
If you have a sharp eye you'll notice that movie stars and other jet-setters drop in so frequently that Turks and Caicos may as well be in their back yard.
Michael and Victoria Beckham
[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BdYbrZOFchn/[/embed]David and Victoria Beckham welcomed the New Year while on holiday in Turks and Caicos Islands. David Beckham, a world-famous retired English footballer, and Victoria, a former Spice Girl, brought their children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and six-year-old Harper with them to Providenciales.
[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdv43ybnkSd/?hl=en[/embed]Top supermodel Christie Brinkley is also a frequent visitor to Turks and Caicos, most recently in early January, 2017. While in Turks and Caicos she celebrated the New Year here, and managed to do some FaceTime with Sailor Brinkley.
[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BeSz6n9h1Mv/?hl=en[/embed]Zolciak, who got her start on The Real Housewives of Atlanta has gone on to become a household name on Dancing With the Stars. She also spent the winter break in Turks and Caicos, and uploaded Instagram snapshots of the crystal-clear water and powdery sand to prove it.
[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJDeYDZDEHf/[/embed]Originally appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner is now also a model in a movement dubbed "the Instagirl era" by Vogue magazine, or "Social Media Modeling" by Harper's Bazaar, where models are chosen for their online presence and social media following.
In a 2016 trip to Turks and Caicos, Jenner took a pony ride on Long Bay Beach.
[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BWFqxC7AUa9/[/embed]Actor Olivia Munn traveled to Providenciales in summer 2017, where she spent time on the beach as well as snorkeling, likely near Turtle Cove.
[embed]https://youtu.be/CWjYJQPH5VE[/embed]Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Lily Aldridge is another frequent visitor to Providenciales, where Grace Bay beach serves as the backdrop to many of her most famous photo shoots.
This behind-the-scenes video posted by Sports Illustrated provides some stunning footage of Grace Bay beach, and an inside look at what it's like to work on a Sports Illustrated swimwear photoshoot.