Tanya was recently crowned USA Petite Mrs 2011. She also won the Photogenic Award for the Mrs Division. She is a pageant judge who has judged locally as well as nationally. Tanya is also an international model who has done photo shoots in locations such as London, England and St. Maarten as well as photos shoots for the Hard Rock Hotel. She is featured in the Family Edition of Supermodels Unlimited Magazine and has also recently signed with MMG Model Talent Agency in New York. She has also walked in various Fashion Shows and has also modeled in Bridal Expos such as the Unveiled Expo featuring New York Designer Angel Rivera. Tanya’s platform is the United Way which is a worldwide network in 45 countries. The mission of the United Way is to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. Efforts of the United Way provides funding for agencies such as the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. Tanya earned her Master’s Degree from Dowling College in New York and holds a management position at a Fortune 50 company which she has been employed for the past 19 years. Tanya married her best friend and the man of her dreams, Carl Eldemire who is a Captain at JetBlue Airways and has two stepsons ages 18 and 14. Her hobbies include riding her motorcycle, shopping, traveling and making a difference in the lives of others. Tanya feels that her life has been an amazing journey and that it is only the beginning. She encourages everyone to find their passion, take a chance and follow their dreams!