BEAUTY CUR8TOR | FRIDAY
"FASHION AND BEAUTY ARE MY PASSIONS, SOMETHING I'VE LOVED FROM A YOUNG AGE. BEAUTY AND FASHION TIPS HELP PEOPLE FEEL BEAUTIFUL AND WHEN PEOPLE LOOK GOOD THEY FEEL GOOD. I ALSO BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF INNER BEAUTY AND CONFIDENCE WHICH IS THE TRUE SOURCE OF ALL BEAUTY."
Tamara Mena is a bilingual motivational speaker, host, model, survivor, and an eternal optimist. Tamara was born and raised in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13. At the age of 19, she suffered a horrific car accident that left Tamara paralyzed from the mid-chest down and, unfortunately, killed her boyfriend. After surviving a near death experience, Tamara chose to dedicate her life to sharing her message of hope, and above all, motivate people to believe in themselves. Despite the great tragedy of loosing her boyfriend, she never lost sight of her dreams and goals. Tamara went back to California State University Stanislaus, where she majored in Communication Studies, received numerous academic awards, and despite several hospitalizations, graduated with highest honors.
Tamara has been a guest speaker at numerous events. She has been invited as a special guest on many TV shows, English and Spanish-speaking, as well as international TV shows. Among those Sábado Gigante, Aquí y Ahora, Qué Noche, The Doctors, Inside Edition, American Latino, El Hormiguero and many others. Her participation on the famous reality TV show, Nuestra Belleza Latina, impacted a large number of viewers, as she was the first woman in a wheelchair to ever make it on the famous beauty pageant as a model with a seated body type . Tamara has modeled on several international runways such as “Modelle &Rotelle” and New York Fashion Week. She has been featured in different magazines and publications, awarded by Cosmo For Latinas as a “Fun Fearless Latina.” She is striving to make a difference in the media and entertainment industry as a host in a wheelchair. Tamara is the host and co-producer of “Beauty on Wheels” a beauty and fashion lifestyle show. She is also the producer and host of “See Beyond TV” a show featuring disability inclusive content, encouraging people to see beyond people’s differences. She has created projects for a greater purpose such as the “Embrace You Project” to empower women of all walks of life. Her story, shared on many different platforms, has reached millions of people with her continuous determination to succeed. Tamara is proud to raise her voice for projects with a mission.