Ten Things That Made Us Proud to Be a Miamian In 2012

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8. Dannell Leyva

OK, maybe he didn't get the gold, but dammit, the Miami-born Cuban-American gymnast's bronze in the men's all-around was the only medal the men's team brought home in the sport.

7. Latrice Royale became the world's most loved drag queen 

She may not have won RuPaul's Drag Race, but she did what almost no reality TV contestant has done before her: make every single viewer fall in love with her.

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