Get to Know "Tam"
Tamara “Tam G” Smith’s favorite word is “Thrive.” She has proudly worn many hats and many titles, and won’t shy away from a new opportunity or experience that allows her to, in turn, help others to thrive as well. This Miami, FL native is a wife and mother and has called Tallahassee, FL home for many years after she first moved there to earn bachelors and masters degrees from Florida State University.
An on-camera and event host, Tam’s love for helping others “more than live, but thrive” is seen in her 16+ years in education to her 15+ years in the fashion and retail industry. With partnerships with companies such as WCOT (City of Tallahassee), Visit Florida, Fashion Designers Expo, The Reverb Live Show, and SheaMoisture, she has built a quality following and prides herself in connecting, learning, and inspiring others with her lifestyle social media blog, Lifetothe9s.
With her newest “hat” or crown as Ms. Black Florida USA 2019, Tamara will represent the Sunshine State in the Ms. Black USA national pageant (a division of the Miss Black USA organization) in Washington, DC in Summer 2019. Her platform of “Empowering Women to Make Self-Care a Priority” is inspired by her own story of struggling with fertility and reproductive health, j self-image, and emotional & mental wellness. She willingly and proudly shares her story in hopes that it may help others and give them hope!
Though freetime is rare, this FSU alumnus member of Sistuhs, Inc. enjoys any moment that she can spend with her two boys and her husband, reading magazines and books, and dancing or acting in community productions with her church, The FWPC.