More Than Lips
"Beauty comes in all different packages. If you're a size 12, then your not any less beautiful than a size 4."
Plus size model, actress, producer, author, advocate and public speaker, Mia Tyler is probably best known as rocker Steven Tyler's daughter or the Lord of the Rings elfin princess Liv Tyler's sister. But Mia is creating an image and personality all her own.
Born Mia Abagale Tallarico and just entering her thirties (December 22, 1978) she has already established a successful modeling career and growing personality personae.
What follows is a mini tribute to Mia.
Keep an Eye Out
Mia is working on a new reality show that is "a 'Dear Mia' kind of show". They should be shooting the first week of January. Check her Myspace blog for updates!
Three Reasons to Love Mia Tyler
Mia means "Sea Of Bitterness". It is supposedly of Scandinavian origin and is often associated with Maria.
Mia has a no-nonsense-accept-me-as-I-am or get lost attitude. It's inspiring and a welcome change.
Well of course! Mia is incredibly curvy and proud of her curves. Her proportions have helped her make a living on the runway and in print.
Quick, what do you think of Mia Tyler?
Plus Size Modeling
In the past Mia has been represented by the Wilhelmina modeling agency.
She has appeared in such elite magazines as Seventeen, Teen Magazine, Teen People, Mode, Us, Jump, YM, Moxie Girl, Vogue and on the cover of Flare.
Her hips have also sashayed down the runways of New York and Paris.
Mia has appeared in the following films.
* Inheridance (2008)
* Rush Hour 3 (2007)
* People Are Dead (2002)
* A Little Bit of Lipstick (2000)
"I have always been pudgy. It has never bothered me, I have always felt pretty, happy and loved."
Mia is the daughter of Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith and Cyrinda Fox (R.C. from the Andy Warhol's movie Bad). Like most teens, Mia had a rocky relationship with her parents but has reconciled with both. Her mother died in 2002 from a brain tumor.
Brothers and Sisters
Liv Tyler is Mia's half sister via Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell. She also has a brother and sister (Chelsea and Taj Tallarico) through Steven's marriage to Teresa Barrick.
The Opposite Sex
Taking a break...
Mia recently announced her breakup to guitarist Brian Harrah who she was previously engaged to.
Mia talked about the break up on her Myspace blog in an effort to quiet any rumours and hard feelings. It is considered an amicable parting and the two remain friends.
Mia was previously married to drummer Dave Buckner.
That's right, Mia wrote a memoir, titled Creating Myself. It was released in August 2008.
Here is the book description:
In Creating Myself, Mia shares scintillating details about her rock-and-roll family, as well as battling her own personal demons: dumping her mother's cocaine vial down the toilet at just eight years old, running around backstage at her father's concerts (including the one where she first met her sister, Liv), and attempting to distract herself from her pain through drug addiction and self-mutilation. Yet this memoir is ultimately a tale of redemption. Mia learns that in order to truly grow up, she must forgive both herself and those who hurt her, give up the quest for perfection, and acknowledge that she is still a work in progress.
Immortalized in Song
Steven Tyler wrote and sang a song called Mia.
Honey now..na, na, na, na, na....
Hush a bye my baby soft and new
Oh, loveliness, gypsy dance in the rain
Hush a bye my baby what you do
Oh, the baby cry
The wind is a-callin your name
Where you came from you ain't alone
Live and loved from the old jawbone
Ah, don't you cry you're home sweet home
Rock a bye sweet lady gypsy blue
Oh, the nightingale's singin' her song in the rain
Hush a bye sweet lady, soft and new
Oh, don't you cry, the wind she's a-screamin' your name
Come too soon that sunny day
You give your heart away
No divorce, io repouise
This song can be found on the album Night in the Ruts.
Celebrity Fit Club
It's about getting healthy, not losing weight...
Mia was involved in one of the first teams in Celebrity Fit Club, a weight loss challenge reality television show which aired from January - March 2005. Her fellow team members included Daniel Baldwin (actor), Bix Markie (rapper), and Mablean Ephriam (Divorce Court judge). Unfortunately, or not (depending on your view), her team didn't win but she lost 17 pounds.
1. The Weigh In
2. The Pool Challenge
3. The Boxing Workout
4. The Weakest Link
5. Celeb Sleepover
6. Elementary Olympics
7. Cells Phones, Spas and a Tug of War
8. The Final Weigh In
Watch Mia Tyler as a judge on Fat Chance
When a lot is so much more...
Mo'nique's hit reality show Fat Chance is the first television beauty pageant for plus size women. Mia was one of the judges.
Are You Mia's Number One Fan?
You can send fan mail to the following address:
Mia Tyler C/O Barb Frederick
1505 Tenth St.
Santa Monica, CA
Staying in touch with her fans...
Mia has an official domain name that used to lead to a website once upon of time but now leads to her very successful Myspace page.
She has one of the few celebrity websites that isn't just about promoting herself. She shares her causes, provides inspiration and shows her readers that should they need help, it is out there.
Mia updates her myspace regularly with new photos and commentary as well as sending out bulletins.
Decorating the body with love...
There's no denying that tattoos are hot. It's amazing how accepting they have become over the last few decades. Tattoos are not just for men anymore. Women love them too.
Mia has a number of unique and beautiful tattoos that have surfaced throughout her body. You can see them up close and the progression of her arm tattoo in the pictures section of her myspace.