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Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Born and raised with Six Flags Magic Mountain in her own backyard, it shouldn't come as much surprise that Tara Rice is a self described adrenaline junkie. The Valencia, California native has basically done it all: from sky diving to scuba diving with sharks to controlling an L-39 Fighter Jet for Destination X TV, the sky is the limit for the beautiful dare devil. Rice was the host of Destination X for 3 years which aired worldwide. She's enjoys interviewing celebrities, sports athletes and professional poker players.

Tara's adventurous spirit is what initially ushered her into the bright lights of Hollywood. The hopeful young model entered the Miss Teen California All American pageant in 2000 and on a whim, ended up winning the crown! Tara gives credit to all the years of dance performance growing up which helped her achieve poise and confidence on stage. Rice spent most of her childhood and teen years revolving her time around her passion for dance. Her continuous training and dedication through out high school dancing on a award winning dance team lead her to land in the spotlight of many music videos including Britney Spears, Sugar Ray and George Michael. Her title as Miss Teen CA was just the start of what is now a successful modeling, acting and hosting career. While that's all impressive Rice even put herself through college pursuing a BA in Liberal Studies. After college, she was professionally taught how to play No Limit Texas Hold'em by a couple of the most respected professional poker players.

In August 2012, Tara booked a lead role in a feature film called Ghost Aliens. She also wrapped on another supporting role in a mystery drama feature film called Semente Mala earlier this year. A few other recent films which have been released include "Piranha 3D" and starring actress of "Hitting The Nuts". Rice also took on co-executive producer rights of Hitting The Nuts. Her experience has encouraged her to find a new passion in producing. In addition, Rice has also produced two commercials for a product that she's extremely passionate about- Zrii, a superior nutritional drink.

Rice also enjoys spending her free time helping others. She's a member of Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley. Soroptimist International improves the lives of women and children in her community and around the world. Rice has found a way to use her poker expertise to organize and Chair an annual Soroptimist Poker Tournament. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Comen, Domestic Violence Center and bringing awareness to stopping human trafficking. In addition, she donates to the Multiple Sclerosis Society every year and hopes MS research finds a cure. In 2012, Tara won the title of Miss USA Queen of the Universe. She will be competing for the Miss Universe title in 2013 and working with UNESCO.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Jay

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