From L.P. Stough to Selling Tampa: Sharelle Rosado has made her life a success

Former Central High basketball player and current star of Netflix’s Selling Tampa Sharelle Rosado with Central Lady Red Devils coach Carolyn Wright.


Her life should be an inspiration to others. She has taken a long and tangled road to get where she is today – the star of the Netflix series “Selling Tampa.” Sharelle Rosado was in Phenix City to help with a basketball camp for girls at Central High.

While at the event to assist Central girls’ basketball coach Carolyn Wright, for whom she once played, Rosado shared her life story with the 50 or so campers in attendance. It is a life story that began with her growing up in the L.P. Stough Apartments.

“Have y’all heard of L.P. Stough?” Rosado asked the girls. “That’s where I grew up. I went to Central High and played basketball for Coach Wright. Well, I didn’t play my senior year because I got pregnant. I went to college at Maryland and graduated while raising a child. I joined the United States Army. I was a paratrooper for 10 years. I left the army on a medical discharge. I got a job and started selling real estate. I did well at that and opened my own real estate company in Tampa. My business led to my being on Netflix.”

Rosado joined the Army in 2007 at the age of 19 and quickly climbed the ranks, promoted to Sergeant First Class within eight years. She was stationed at the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., for most of her career. She made two tours in Afghanistan during her 10-year military career.

Rosado’s real estate companies are Allure Realty Tampa and Allure Realty Florida which is located in Miami. She is currently setting up a third location in Charlotte, N.C. She set up the real estate brokerage in 2019 with a focus on mentoring and empowering women of color. Her company sells luxury homes in the Florida cities.

Before starting Allure, she worked as a top agent for RE/MAX Bayside at Apollo Beach, Fla.

Her oldest child, Ariana, is 16 years old. She has a son, Marcus, 13, another son, Denim, six years old, and an infant daughter, Serenity, born Jan. 2, 2022.

The most recent baby girl is Rosado’s daughter with fiancé Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, the former NFL receiver.