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Tanquil Lisa 'Tai' Collins
(born 1962 in Roanoke, Virginia
Roanoke is an independent city in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. state of Virginia and is the tenth-largest city in the Commonwealth. It is located in the Roanoke Valley of the Roanoke Region of Virginia. The population within the city limits was 97,032 as of 2010...
) is a model
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, actress, screenwriter
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, and former Miss Virginia USA
The Miss Virginia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Virginia in the Miss USA pageant.Virginia has been only moderately successful in terms of number of semi-finalists, they have had two Miss USAs. They are one of only three states to have had two Miss...
(1983) whose television credits include writing for and acting on Baywatch
Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show ran in its original title and format from 1989 to 1999, sans the 1990-1991 season, of which it was not in production...
Collins gained considerable notoriety after alleging in 1991 that she and then-U.S. Senator Chuck Robb
Charles Spittal "Chuck" Robb is an American politician. He served as the 64th Governor of Virginia from 1982 to 1986, and as a United States senator from 1989 until 2001. In 2004, he chaired the Iraq Intelligence Commission.-Early life:...
had carried on an eighteen-month sexual affair while Robb was Governor of Virginia
The governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. The position is currently held by Republican Bob McDonnell, who was inaugurated on January 16, 2010, as the 71st governor of Virginia....
. Robb denied any affair but acknowledged putting himself in an indiscreet position during a friendship with Collins. Soon after her claims were made public, Collins appeared nude in Playboy
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Collins co-founded and currently runs A Chance for Children, a foundation that takes kids from inter-city areas and shows them common cultural experiences that are outside their lives.