Tara grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and began modeling professionally by the age of 14. In 2004 she was crowned Miss Alabama USA and placed as a Top Ten finalist at The Miss USA Pageant. That same year she participated in a special Miss USA Fear Factor on NBC. Fear was not a factor for Tara and she won the competition! After appearing as a special guest on Larry King Live, the media opportunities grew and so did her love for the camera. She has gone on to host national tv shows, modeled for top designers and has traveled the world with her work. In 2009 she formed an image consulting business called Model Makers and Sashes & Crowns with former Miss Massachusetts USA, Cristina Nardozzi. Through this business they help aspiring models, actors, tv hosts & beauty queens learn to walk the walk & talk the talk. Tara now resides in Dallas, Texas.