I discovered Tia and Tamera at the age of 13 after meeting their younger brother Tahj. I wanted to do a show with him but he was unavailable. I asked Tahj’s mother, “Do you have any more adorable kids at home?” Mom showed me a tiny wallet sized picture of Tia and Tamera from a beauty pageant. Just by that tiny photo, I knew I had to meet them! I met the twins and immediately fell in love. They had the “IT” factor! They were charming, fearless, naturally funny, very animated, honest and had personality plus. I knew I could sell them!
When I meet kids, the first thing I ask myself is, “Are they a show? Can I market them?” Or are they simply ‘casting,’ which means a ‘guest star’ kind of talent. I absolutely felt that Tia and Tamera had the talent to star in their own show and so we cast them.
The public is always fascinated with twins! Tia and Tamera had their own style and were so engaging and fun to be around. I was not only their show Executive Producer, but also their friend and second mother. It was pure joy to work with them every day to get them absolutely ready and prepared for any situation. They were perfect examples of what I talk about from ‘being focused’ to ‘finding the joke’. I helped them to ‘show fear the door‘ and to ‘believe in themselves.’ We shot “Sister Sister” for 6 years and 120 episodes.
They were and still are the most loving and down to earth young women. I have watched them grow up, graduate from college, get married and start their own families. (Oy, does that make me a grandmother?)
Tia and Tamera, I love you both and wish you continued success in all your endeavors.
Double Your Pleasure!