Tanya is a sophisticated, passionate 45-year-old wife and mother of five who lives in California along with her husband of 17 years. Tanya modeled when she was younger, and even claimed the title of Mrs. California International, but says she hung up the pumps to raise a family. She describes herself as disciplined, sexy, and enthusiastic about life and loves competition because it makes her better.' Tanyas favorite supermodels are Cindy Crawford, Iman and Beverly Johnson. She defines beauty as knowing who you are, yet still being open to the person you can become. Tanya names her eyes as a top feature. Shes very proud that she overcame difficult early childhood cycles of defeat and dysfunction and that she has created a healthy positive life for her and her family.