Tara Rice is a Los Angeles native who grew up in Hollywood's glitz and glam. Now with over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry she has appeared in more then 30 National commercials, booked lead and supporting roles in over a dozen feature films and co-starred in TV shows including House M.D., Entourage and Days of Our Lives. 16 years a SAG/AFTRA Member and credited actor on IMDB. She also has over 12 years experience hosting big events and award shows such as the ESPY's and Model presenter for the Grammy's. Rice is also a professional model who has appeared in advertising campaigns through out the world. Her first two modeling campaigns were for the Starbucks National Ads and as Barbie for Mattel Inc. Rice most recently shot for the Hilton Los Cabos Resort in Cabo San Lucas with celebrity Photographer John Russo. Last year she appeared on the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Billboard and has been featured in magazines including Maxim
magazine, Fitness Hers magazine and Ranch & Coast just to name a few. She has traveled the world as a model taking her to places like Peru, Costa Rica and Bahamas to shoot at exotic locations.
Rice also believed a college education was important so she attended Cal State Northridge achieving a B.A. in Liberal Studies.
Her expertise as a runway model as helped her transition into Producing fashion shows for top designers in Los Angeles during LA Fashion Week,
Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley Annual Fundraising Fashion Show, Dina Bar El Couture Gowns, David's Bridal and the Lotus Fashion Show supporting wildcoast.net. Rice enjoys teaching teens and young women how to runway walk, pose and build a professional modeling portfolio. Rice received an award for Best Runway at the Queen of the Universe Pageant in 2013. She has many years of runway experience including clients like Casablanca Bridal and Venus Bridal. In Jan. 2016, Rice launched Miss West Coast Management and is
now booking her titleholders and models on modeling and acting jobs. She is currently accepting clients to represent. Rice enjoys mentoring young models and talent who are breaking into the entertainment industry. For more information check out www.misswestcoastpageant.com
Rice's passion for pageantry began when she won the title of Miss Teen California All American in 2000. After she placed as a Miss USA Teen All
American Finalist in Orlando, Florida she continued competing in pageants and won titles including Miss Hawaiian Tropic Western Regional's 2002, Miss Beverly Hills 2003, Finalist in Miss California USA 2004, 1st Runner Up International Venus Swimwear and most recently Miss USA Queen of the Universe 2013.
Tara has a busy schedule but always finds time to dedicate to others. She was a member of the Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley for four years and chair member of the Annual Fiesta Poker Tournament in which proceeds benefited the Susan G. Komen foundation and Santa Clarita domestic violence center. Rice volunteers for non profit organizations including Relay for Life, Neon Dash supporting Anti Bullying and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She also is an advocate for bringing awareness to human trafficking. Rice continues to work with the Susan G. Komen LA Affiliates with her Pageant Productions and organizes a team for the Race for a Cure in Los Angeles every year. She also enjoys working with Operation Blankets of Love with all pageant contestants and titleholders.
Rice says, "I love inspiring teens and young women to become young leaders within their communities. I hope to inspire others to achieve their dreams! I believe my pageant productions can help teens and young women build self esteem, encourage women empowerment and philanthropy.”