Tia Alexander was born in Culver City, California and raised in West Covina, a suburb of Los Angeles County. With her young tomboyish style, she lives a bold life of independence and daring resilience. Always living life on the edge, you won’t catch her sitting still - spontaneity is her super power.
When Tia graduated from Walnut High School in 1999, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and began studying to be a neonatal nurse. Through convention modeling for various brands and landing her first national commercial at age 19, she began to build what would become a long-lasting and viable career. While traveling back and forth to Hollywood to become a union member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the young pioneer saved up enough money to purchase a home at the age of 23 and subsequently moved back to L.A.
Tia was determined to find her footing in an industry that constantly wanted to limit her potential by defining her look and keeping her in familiar territory. After two years, and her inspiring experience during the Black Caucus in Washington, D.C., Tia decided to take on the Big Apple. Venturing to New York City without representation was daunting, but she was driven by the challenge of the unknown, and she was willing to start at the bottom to discover new opportunities. After some time building her portfolio and establishing new clientele, she returned home to Los Angeles with a renewed passion for and desire to conquer Hollywood.
Upon her return, Tia’s agent had brokered a deal for her to launch JC Pennies' first fitness line, but Tia learned that she was 3 months pregnant. While some might perceive her pregnancy to be a career impediment, Tia saw it as a blessing that only expanded her opportunities. Initially, thinking this would be counterproductive to her career, little did she know she would embark on an even more inspiring career journey than she could have ever envisioned.
After giving birth to a beautiful baby boy, she signed with Wilhelmina Models, one of the top agencies in the world and leaned heavily on her fitness lifestyle to enter the fitness modeling industry. This ultimately took her career to another level. This single parent blossomed into a mother with ambition and drive. After thriving in Hollywood, she now works internationally, traveling the world with her son to expose him to more than just the American Dream. Tia is currently living in Los Angeles with plans to return to South Africa in the spring where her new journey began and the adventures continue for "The Model Mommy" and her son, Alexander.