Celebrity Travel: Go Away With Paxton Ingram
Born in Louisiana and raised in Florida, Paxton Ingram won over viewers with his magnetic personality and gorgeous vocals during his stint on "The Voice." He says everyone expected him to pick Pharrell to be his on-air coach. Instead, he selected country superstar Blake Shelton. Ingram, 21, recently released the single "Bad Luck." He will be performing a showcase at this year's SXSW. Fans may follow the Miami resident on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ItsPaxton) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pxtn).
Q. How does Miami compare to other cities?
A. It is right up there at the top. Miami has to be one of my favorite cities, not just 'cause I'm from there. The older I get, the more I appreciate it. When I was a kid, I was like, "Eh, I want to get out of here and experience life. But now that I've had the opportunity to travel and see other things, I love coming back home. Miami is just another world. There are so many different cultures and languages here. You're getting a melting pot when you visit Miami. If I had to compare it to any other city, I'd liken it to London more than another U.S. city like New York or Los Angeles.
Q. True or false: Miami is a party city.
A. True! It's a well-deserved reputation! (Laughs) We are a party city. When people visit, it's exciting for them, because there is a party and vacation vibe. Everywhere you go there is some kind of party happening. Every day is a new, fun adventure.
Q. Since you live in a sunny spot, do you seek out cold-weather destinations during your off time?
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A. No! I'm a sun kid. I'm a Florida boy. I've always been attracted to warmth. When I go on vacation, I want to go to Hawaii, or to a beach in Croatia or southern Italy or Portugal. I'm super attracted to water. I've always been that kind of person.
Q. Is traveling still fun for you?
A. It never grows old. I love it! I get butterflies every time I'm about to board a plane. It's that nervous excitement. I love to travel. I've kind of grown into traveling by myself, too, and take trips by myself. It can be kind of therapeutic for me.
Q. What was your first trip as a child?