Vanilla Ice Wins Citizen of the Year

Rob Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice / AP


Rapper and home remodeler Vanilla Ice was awarded the title Citizen of the Year in Wellington, Fla., the Washington Times reported.

Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Rob Van Winkle, won the title due to his "spirit of giving and dedication."

The Washington Times reports:

Mr. Van Winkle has contributed to several local charities in Wellington and also films his DIY Network reality show "The Vanilla Ice Project" there.