Supermodel, actress, and America’s next reality television obsession Tia Shipman, is the new girl in town on the new season of E! Network’s hit series “WAGS” (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars), premiering Sunday, June 26TH. Known internationally for modeling in numerous fashion shows and magazines around the world, we would love to arrange an interview with you and Tia to discuss what America can expect from her in the upcoming new season of WAGS and her fascinating life as a beauty and fashion icon.
Newly cast in the second season of E! Network’s hugely popular reality series “WAGS,” Tia is thrown into the wild world of being a pro athlete’s girlfriend as she balances her high profile relationship with a thriving modeling and acting career. “WAGS” takes viewers on a roller coaster ride through the lives of some of today’s hottest professional athletes from the perspective of the strong women who stand by their side. Tia’s sports star boyfriend has not yet been released to the public, but has been linked publicly to players from both the Denver Nuggets and the Indianapolis Colts.
Beverly Hills Magazine: How did you get started in the modeling industry?
Tia Shipman: I was scouted in North Carolina about 11 years ago. I went on my first job, and actually got hit by a car, but I still did the job the next day. That’s when I realized this was something I definitely loved and wanted to pursue.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What is the best part of the industry?
Tia Shipman: That I get to travel all over the world and meet new people. Each job is different, in new places with new faces.
Photographed by Kyle Goldie
Beverly Hills Magazine: What’s the worst part?
Tia Shipman: There’s no consistency…One day you can be in, and the next you’re out. You never know when your job, is going to be the last job. So you always have to be your best.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What advice would you give to other aspiring models?
Tia Shipman: Keep pushing, keep going. You’ll get a hundred NO’s before you get a YES. That’s the nature of the business.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What made you decide to join the show WAGS?
Tia Shipman: I am a model and actress, so it’s hard for people to get to know more about me. This show is a gateway for that. You get to see me with my guy and with other women going through the same thing. We all date athletes and we share good and bad times. There’s lots of fun and a little drama.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What is life like as a girlfriend to a sports star?
Tia Shipman: It’s really just a normal relationship but with a lot of glamour. We both have to travel a lot for work and we understand that our careers can be short lived so that creates a strong bond.
Beverly Hills Magazine: You’re also an actress…What are your dream roles?
Tia Shipman: I would love to be on Empire. I’m obsessed the show or on Grey’s Anatomy. Playing a doctor would be cool.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What’s your opinion of Hollywood?
Tia Shipman: Everyone is just trying to make it and that’s why I love it. There are a lot of people trying to make it for the wrong reasons, and that’s the down side, but the people that are here, they’re living their dream. Those who have made are either taking it for granted, or being really good role models.
Beverly Hills Magazine: What can fans hope to look forward from you in the show?
Tia Shipman: I’m super reserved but I can be pretty funny. I don’t take myself too seriously so I bring lightness to the group. Just because we’re models doesn’t mean we’re stuck up. We hurt just like everybody else. We like to have fun. This season is full of fun, so I encourage everyone to tune in.
Tia Shipman is signed with the prestigious Ford Models agency where she travels the world modeling for the leading fashion designers and top beauty brands including Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Michael Costello, Walter Mendez, Mac Cosmetics, Sephora, Maybelline, and is featured in top editorial spreads including Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire.Tia was also chosen to model in Lifetime’s hit fashion series competition “Project Runway.” In addition to extremely successful modeling career, Tia is also an extremely accomplished actress with recent roles on FOX’s hit comedy series “Grandfathered,” ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” and CBS’ “The Bold & Beautiful.”
In addition to her modeling, and acting career, Tia is a certified scuba diver, avid skydiver, foodie, and stays in picture perfect shape with her intensive yoga workout regimen.
Images Courtesy of Anderson Group Public Relations