Tara grew up in Birmingham, AL and began modeling professionally at 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 Sashes & Crowns with former Miss MA USA, Cristina Nardozzi. Through this business they help aspiring beauty queens and models learn to walk the walk & talk the talk. Be sure to check out Tara & Cristina’s fashion & beauty blog The Bargain Beauties.