Tanisha Nicole Brito (born September 11, 1980) is a beauty queen who has competed at both Miss America and Miss USA.
Brito is an experienced pageant contestant. Her first major pageant was the 2000 Miss Connecticut state pageant, where she finished second runner-up. The following year she competed in Georgia, where she won a non-finalist interview award. She returned to Connecticut in 2002, where she won the swimsuit award and Miss Connecticut crown. Brito was a top ten finalist in the Miss America 2003 pageant won by Erika Harold of Illinois. She won a $5,000 scholarship for this placement. The following year, Brito gave up her Connecticut crown to Marla Beth Prete and returned to Georgia.
Brito is strongly involved in fostering youth leadership. She currently sits on the National Advisory Board of Mobilizing America’s Youth. After her pageant participation she founded the T. Meredith Brito Foundation for Women, a charity dedicated to raising funds to improve the quality of life for women with Breast Cancer and other health issues in underserved communities.