Tamiko Pleshette Nash (born August 24, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is an African-American Model, actress, and a former Beauty Queen who has competed in the Miss USA pageant.
In 2005, Tamiko won the Miss California USA pageant, becoming the third African-American to hold the title. She represented California in the Miss USA 2006 pageant broadcasting live from Baltimore, Maryland in April 2006. Tamiko placed first-runner up to Tara Conner of Kentucky, the second consecutive delegate from California to reach this position. Brittany Hogan, Miss California USA 2005, was first runner-up to Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina in 2005.
Nash was also one of twenty six Miss USA Delegates who appeared on a special April 2006 episode Deal or No Deal, taking the place of the show's regular Briefcase Models. After the Miss USA pageant, Tamiko appeared as one of the feature delegates in an E! special: Hidden Lives of Miss USA.
Moving on from the Miss USA world, Tamiko began to explore other career opportunities. She began auditioning for TV and modeling gigs and some time later, she landed her first TV gig. In November 2007, Nash appeared as a rotating model on The Price is Right and was very first model to join the show under the tenure of then-new host Drew Carey.
Tamiko's stint as a rotating model on The Price is Right ran all to way up to January 2009. She then moved on to explore other TV and modeling opportunities. She was previously employed by The Recording Academy, known for the Grammy Awards and continues to work as an actress in the Los Angeles area.
Aside from all the glitz and glamour in the entertainment world, she is also a very successful businesswoman. She is President of The Shine Foundation which is dedicated to empowering young women. She appeared wearing her "Miss California USA" sash on the Green Carpet at the Grammy's and has since made appearances at the Camden House of Beverly Hills Grand Opening, the NAACP Image Awards and other red carpet events.
Nash is also a graduate from Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles, she graduated in 1997. She also earned her B.S. in Child and Family Development from San Diego State University in 2002 and served as an elementary school teacher at Birdrock Elementary in La Jolla, CA, before pursuing her career in modeling and acting.
Tamiko also volunteers her time with a number of non-profit organizations, including Domestic Violence Family Crisis Centers. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, reading and fitness/working out.
She is married to ex-NFL player Terrell Owens (since September 2009) and together they have two sons.