Tiana, a.k.a. La Lobita is 31 years old and a proud mother of 3. She was born on the beautiful island of O’ahu, Hawai’i and raised part her life in Kentucky. She now resides in the great state of Texas.
Tiana comes from a culturally rich background consisting of Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Native American and various European heritages. This renders her a degree of uniqueness which is immediately recognized by many photographers.
Unlike most models, Tiana did not grow up wanting to be a model. Searching for career opportunities she came into contact with a local photographer Mike Paul, who had given her the first chance to be in the industry. Through Mike, she was introduced to Jeff Benham of Visions East Photography and since then has taken off in many positive directions.
She’s always maintained a natural physique from her younger years when she participated in gymnastics and tap dancing. Also it’s likely that due to her cultural background and continued love for hula, Tahitian, and Native American fancy shall dancing she continues in maintaining her physique.
Tiana’s father has always been strong minded to cultural experiences. As a result of numerous cultural activities such as performing in malls, pow wows, talent shows, and different cultural awareness classes, Tiana developed an ease towards performing in front of numerous of audiences. This is a talent that has helped her become the chief model for F.A.E (First Amendment Entertainment) where she does main stream promos and host for talented artists. Here she is able to personally network and really engaged herself with her fans. Through this she has developed many loyal supporters and has become Central Texas Rep for Tre Dubb and Co- chief Editor Waka Flocka’s Superstar magazine.
“Our children can’t be our future if they’re blinded of our past”!
Something that she greatly believes in and respects is the fact that her father kept certain of who they are and where they came from. He endeavored to teach her 5 brothers and younger sister to speak their languages, and respect their customs and traditions. As such, it gave her a starting point by which she can expand and connect with other people from all around the world. From being taught this Tiana has developed deep respect towards the beauty of nationalities and is excited to always learn something new.
At a very early age Tiana was introduced to the simple beauty of life. She was often found going hunting or fishing with her father. She later learned to enjoy gardening and even yard work with her mother. She also has a deep affection towards animals. Among her pets have been dogs, iguanas, turtles, fishes, chickens, snakes, lizards, and even wolves. She laughs remembering the time of her father telling her she’d eventually end up in Texas with a whole farm! What a coincidence!!! Lol!
With her amazing photographer Jeff Benham of Visions East Photography, and her extremely talented make- up artist/hair stylist (MUAH), Nifa Bell of Nifique Artistry, they deliver just that! Since day 1 of their first collaboration, it has been a spontaneous ride! Adventurous as they all are, these 3 have been able to create some remarkable images around some of the most captivating spots in Texas. You too will see the versatility in their work and how Jeff has been able to capture the essence of a modern chic fashion conveyed into Tiana’s edgy sense of style. Each photo taken comes with a personal touch that this trio has applied in with their unique styles. Nifa with her A1 skills knows exactly how to enhance and glorify Nifique’s natural artistry and created Tiana’s signature look. When brought together it adds pizzazz to their overall concepts. When dealing with these 3 Virgos, there are no limitations to what could be done. From fashion, glamour, edgy, flirty and classy, these are just a few words describing the type of photos they produce. Tiana feels strongly that the main factor to why this may be is that the level of comfort and fun they have. It shines through their work efforts. They give just the right amount of a flirtatious look but yet never loosing the touch of classiness.