Nickname: Taz, Tavets
What part of Miami (South Florida) are you from?
Describe yourself in five words.
Eclectic, adventurous, witty, sincere, classy
What’s the one thing you think everyone who visits Miami must do or see?
I think everyone should visit Coconut Grove. The art, the culture, the people are very unique to specific neighborhood. One of My favorite things about Miami is that each neighborhood has something unique and culturally fulfilling to offer. I would encourage all visitors to visit some of the older neighborhoods to see and gain a better feel for the history and story of the neighborhood.
What outfit in your closet best describes your personal style?
A polka dotted playsuit (jumper) with a Peter pan collar. It's playful, classic, yet has European retro feel to it.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
My running shoes.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I hopped on a plane to go camping in the Caribbean with a group of people that I had just met.
If you could spend the night out in Miami with any celebrity who would it be and why?
Johnny Depp... I would want to pick his brain. He is a artistic genius! I may also have to invite Oprah, have a glass of wine with her and marvel in her success.
What social issue is most important to you?
Obesity and starvation.
What and how would you contribute to the city of Miami?
I love to give back to those around me. I gain satisfaction out of helping others. I want to continue to use my talents to inspire others especially young minority girls who may be lacking confidence or guidance. I eventually would like to start scholarship funds for high school dancers, and females in general.
What makes Miami girls different from all other girls?
There is no way to define a Miami girl other than the word: Miami. We are diverse, having the widest range of culture and traditions, yet we are proud and embrasive. Miami girls do not question why, but they aspire to figure out how and try to get the task done as efficient as possible. We are the daughters of survivors and opportunists and it is apparent in all of our unique personalities and characteristics.
If you had a magic wand, what would you change about Miami and why?
I love the wide range of people in Miami. The only thing I would change is the uptight attitudes that transpire throughout the busy day. We should all relax, lay off the honking and be thankful that we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.