Mirror Mirror Series: Tara Moss
Tara was born in British Columbia October 2 1973, and holds dual residency between Australia and Canada. We love her as one of our own and the fact that she has written at least 7 riveting books; hosts a plethora of intriguing TV shows and has spent time as a super model (not to mention researches for her books in such a way it makes news headlines, oh, and she’s a Mother on top of all that), hasn’t stopped her from making a difference.
She was a Cadet in the Admiral Rayner Cadet Corp during the 1980’s and was awarded Most Outstanding Cadet in 1986. By 1988 Tara was tall enough and pretty enough to start a modelling career. This lead to amazing opportunities to travel around Europe, the Americas, and goodness knows where else, until she took a step in the direction of becoming an author; walking away from being a model at age 25.
Tara’s researching has given her some extraordinary insight into her characters and into the lives of some unbelievably awesome people. From FBI agents, race car drivers, stunt guys, and ultimate fighters, Tara goes to extreme lengths to get the story straight from the horse’s mouth. She enjoys horse power but riding motorcycles and dealing with the g-forces with the Royal Australian Air-force Roulettes also makes her smile.
Her lifetime achievements have been complemented beautifully by a seemingly ‘normal’ life at home with husband and daughter… and the pet snakes, Thing and Gomez. What else could anyone have left to do? Advocacy and volunteer work, that’s what!
In 2000 she became an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children http://www.ridbc.org.au/ which was founded in 1860. In 2007 Tara was inducted into the ranks of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, and was given the title of Australia Patron for Breastfeeding in 2011 within the UNICEF advocacy umbrella.
Tara was also spotted back on the catwalk for the opening of the Sydney Fashion Festival with and Alex Perry/ Target Breast Cancer Charity Parade in 2011.
While beauty and appearances play a small role in Tara’s career, her life is hinged on her achievements off the runway and the lengths she will go to, to help others while living life to the max.
In my opinion she is a true example of a real life, kick ass woman.