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Tia McDonald


Tia McDonald is a globe-trotting, runway-walking, beach-loving gal who can’t resist adventure. She was previously Miss Florida US, and has raised more than $150,000 and given five cars to families in need; being awarded the youngest person to win the President’s Bronze, Silver and Gold community service award. Despite only being 167cm, Tia’s continued to push through the glass ceiling on body standards and has walked in shows in Cannes Film Festival all the way to New York Fashion week, and going on 10 years at Miami Swimweek with Seafolly Australia.

“Tia, your success is a testament to your dedication and commitment,
and you have no doubt inspired others through your accomplishments.” – First Lady, Michelle Obama

The thing I love most about modeling is having the ability to enrich my life with friendships & culture… To this date, it has taken me to more than 30 countries including; The Virgin Islands, Canada, Bahamas, Mexico, D.R., Jamaica, England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Japan, China, Thailand, Tahiti, Australia; Among many other countries, as I thrive to build more relationships around the world.


January 2010 – PRESENT

– Miss Florida 2014 (Miss Teen Florida 2011); Top 6 at Miss US

– New York Fashion Week 2015 & 2016, Cannes Film Festival as seen on Etv! During red carpet segment. Couture Fashion Week; Andres Aquino Couture, & ASC

– Miami Swim Week 2011; 2017, SeaFolly Australia

– Host for Karma; Maxim Events (Hot 100, Superbowl, etc.); 2013-2016

– Walked In Shows For Brands: Adidas, Oakley, BCBG, Jovani & appeared on Disney Channel, FOX, ETV, MTV; most seen in lead role for Universal Motown’s “Rich Girl$,” Platinum video produced by D.W.W.

TV & Print:

January 2010 – PRESENT

– June 2017, Lovely Lady of the Day in Sports Illustrated

– July 2017, 8 page spread in Maxim SA & Playboy SA

– Host of Bikini Destinations season 5; Edge Tv in French Polynesia

– Cover Model for January 2016 & November 2017; Tropic Beauty International Calendar (Top 6 at International pageant)

– Cover of Playboy Australia July 2018 (non-nude), Summers Magazine 2017, My Coast Magazine 2017, & Observer’s 100th Edition 2016

– Host at Eva Longoria’s New Years Bash for Fashion TV

– MTV Inbetweeners Series; Multiple episodes as “Red Bull Girl”

– Authored dozens of articles, interviewing celebrities like Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Ryan Sheckler, & Selena Gomez for New Smyrna Beach Observer Newspaper

Ambassadorship/ Awards/ Titles:

January 2001- PRESENT

– Miss USA United Nations 2017

– Top 6th Finalist for Miss WORLD

– Former Miss Florida USA

Brand Ambassador:

Dozens of races including; 24 Hours of Le Mans, France podium model, Monster Energy podium model in races throughout the US, Continental Tires; Grand prix podium girl, Hawaiian Tropic, Harley Davidson, Samuel Adams, Allstate, Coke Zero, Pepsi, Pepsi Next, General Cigars, Solar Swim, Red Bull, Redline, Cheney Brothers, Kia Cars, Chevrolet, Daytona Kennel Club, Fronte, TPN racing, MavTV, Lucas Oil (many of them being reoccurring/tours)

– Special Olympics Intern & Volunteer (Daytona Beach, Fla.)

– Individually organized fundraisers acquiring more than $150,000, not including the 5 cars funded for people with special needs

– Executive Producer of “Shining S.T.A.R.S” pageant for special needs population for the past 12 years, (founded at 10 years old). The pageant is free & allows every contestant to win a crown & large bag of gifts, with hair & makeup provided

– Creator of “On Track” program to educate middle school students on bullying, highly effective habits & self-esteem

– Organized a cheerleading team in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. that won 1st place at state, in just two weeks for girls who are in need

Instagram: @misstiamcdonald


Height: 5’7″
Bust: 32D
Waist: 28″
Hips: 32″
Dress: 0-2
Shoe: 7.5
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel