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Tara S.
Hometown: Houston, Texas

"I am a single mom of one son who has graduated high school and has begun his college experience. I'm rediscovering me while he sets out on his journey. I'm learning some things about myself that I never knew before. I'm getting to know me again."

What is your favorite OWN show?
My favorite OWN show is Iyanla: Fix My Life.

What are your three favorite things?
(1) I love, love, love taking pictures. (2) Spending time with family. (3) Breaking news! I love to know what is going on in the world—I want to take a picture of it!

What would your superpower be?
My superpower would be to fly. I like feeling the wind in my hair. Plus, airfare would be nonexistent, and I could travel everywhere!

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
When I wake up, I thank God for doing it in the first place. Then I listen to my Bible app read the audio version of the Bible out loud as I dress. Then I turn on the Tom Joyner Morning Show app to get a good laugh before I go to work. I know you asked for the first thing, but it all goes together!

What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Before I go to bed, I watch the evening news and drift off. No unusual routine.

What is the one item you can't live without, and why?
I use my Galaxy Note to the nth degree, so I would say that my phone is the one item I would have a challenge living without. I'm sure I'd adjust to not having a phone if I had to.

What do you like that most people dislike?
The movie Grease 2. My watching it every time I see it come on the television and singing along to the songs drives my family nuts!

What are you proudest of?
I'm proudest of the relationship that I have with my son. He's growing into an awesome young man. He also has a great relationship with his dad, which makes me believe that without his father's love and guidance, he would not be the young man that he is today.

Who is your hero?
I have two: My mom, Rena Minifee, and my sweetie, Will Green, are both my heroes. Their selflessness grounds me and helps me be a better person. They put others before themselves, and I try to be more like them every day. Great people...okay, you're going to make me cry!

What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is for someone to waste my time. Let me waste my time how I choose to!

What would you like to learn to do?
I would like to learn how to write creatively. I know that I have a book inside of me. I just need to bring what is inside of me to the surface. I'd also like to take better pictures and learn to edit movies.

What are you particularly bad at that your friends tease you about?
Singing. I cannot sing at all, but don't tell me that to my face! The truth would break my heart!!!
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