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The origins of her name stems from her premature birth during Carnival, a regional celebration in the Caribbean during the Northern Hemisphere's early spring or late winter. Since the offices during that time usually do not run at full capacity, her parents hastily came up with a name, naming her after the Tahitian wife of Marlon Brando, Tarita Teriipaia, after reading a magazine article about the couple.
Awards, career and achievements
Tarita was selected as "The Sexiest Private Investigator in America" by Maxim Magazine after her work with Anthony Pellicano ("the PI to the Stars") became public. She has since changed career paths and is now a successful actress and model.
According to her biography, the most common question that she is asked is "What are you?" She usually responds with the answer of "a little bit of everything."
She was both the "Homecoming Queen" and "Student Government President" at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida.
She has been a vegetarian for over 17 years.
Tarita was a premature baby (arriving two months early and only weighing 4 lbs. 4 ounces).
Ever the animal lover and animal rights advocate, Tarita owns or has owned, several dogs, cats, a potbellied pig, parrots, chinchillas, a bearded dragon, duck, fish and who knows what else by the time you are reading this.
2005 Calendar Model - Predator Records
Rosasen Clothing - Model
Music video: The Strays - "Life Support"
Music video: Story Of The Year - "Anthem of Our Dying Day"
Music video: Mexiclan - "Como Le Hago"
Print Work for Spider-Man 3 (2007).
Public service announcement for The ONE Campaign [www.one.org] (2006)
Movie Theatre Promo for The Pink Panther - played a young mother in the front row (2006)
Music video: (Played Paula Abdul) Patrick Hall - "One for the Ages"
Articles: New York Daily News (USA), 6 February 2006. Front Page, "Exciting testimony on tap?"
Maxim Magazine (USA), April 2005, pp. 112-115, by Judy Dutton, "To Cheat or Not To Cheat: You Want to, you'd love to, but should you? Check out these tales of guys who did, and proceed with extreme caution."
Arizona Daily Star (USA), 3 March 2005, p. 1, by Phil Villarreal, "Be Cool - A to Z" Vanity Fair (USA), 1 March 2004, Iss. 523, pp. 222-237, by: Howard Blum & John Connolly, "The Pellicano Brief"
Pictorials: Maxim Magazine (USA), April 2005, p. 115, by Tarita Virtue, "Field Test: Love Stinks (Our reporter Tarita tests the resolve of 10 married men. Oops!"
Maxim Magazine (USA), 1 October 2003, Vol. 2003, Iss. 70, p. 34, by Charlie Langella, "Sexiest Private Investigator in America".