Miss Universe 2009, the 58th Miss Universe beauty pageant, will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009. Dayana Mendoza, from Venezuela, winner of Miss Universe 2008, will crown her successor in the event.
AGE: 21 | HEIGHT: 5'7" | HOMETOWN: TORONTO, ON
Tara was born in Shiraz, Iran and moved to Canada as a teenager to settle in Toronto, Ontario where doors of opportunities opened. She began her modeling career at the age of 17 and is currently studying at the University of Toronto, where she is double majoring in Human Biology and Astrophysics.
Tara is the youngest of 3 siblings, is fluent in English and Farsi and holds a certificate in Cosmetology. After losing her father to colon cancer two years ago, she endeavours to seize every positive opportunity and appreciates the simpler things in life.
Tara is an avid swimmer. She obtained a gold medal in 2000 at the Provincial Breast Stroke Swimming Competition. In addition, she achieved first place in the Provincial Math Olympiad of 2002. Tara has inherited her love for painting and drawing from her mom. She has participated in several painting competitions and earned third place in an oil on canvas regional painting competition in 2001.
Tara also enjoys poetry, rollerblading, baking cakes, and dancing. She is extremely family oriented, and loves traveling and meeting new people.
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