Tara began modeling professionally at the age of 14 and by her college years she was appearing in commercials and television shows.
In 2004 her career catapulted as she became Miss Alabama USA 2004. That same year she landed in the Top Ten lineup at The Miss USA Pageant
and participated in a special Miss USA Fear Factor on NBC. Obviously fear was not a factor for her since she won the competition! Later, she appeared
as a special guest on Larry King Live to share her experiences. After that the media opportunities grew and so did her love for the camera. Since then
she has gone on to host several national and regional shows, appeared in numerous commercials and she has several theatrical projects in various stages of production.