A native of Atlanta Georgia, Tiffany Love grew up as the only girl in her immediate family. She is the youngest and has two male siblings. Sports allowed Tiffany to remain focus. Growing up in a less desirable environment, Tiffany experienced the pain of how drugs and alcohol affected her father. In junior high, she begin to lose focus. Her mother felt the need of relocating school zones and placed her in a new environment. With the help of her mother, she excelled on the track and in the classroom, but would often regret coming home to face the challenges, domestic violence, and many disappoints of her father's addictions. At the tender age of seven, it was discovered Tiffany could run, when her father took her to a park in Redan, Georgia where she out ran an all-boys flag football team by intercepting a pass, and running it in for a touchdown. This opportunity provided Tiffany with a passion for running.
In high school, she was a triple letterman in track and field, cross country, and basketball. Tiffany became Gwinnett County Champion in the 400 meter dash, and record breaker in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter dash. After graduating from Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia her track and field accomplishments provided a full athletic scholarship to East Tennessee State University. On the track it was discovered Tiffany had a graceful approach to running, which led to the discovery of her first pageant. This was a pivotal point in her life. She was introduced to pageantry at the age of 23, through the Miss Kingsport Scholarship Pageant. Tiffany won her first pageant, and begin competing in pageant competitions in the Miss America and Miss USA pageant organizations. Tiffany used her athleticism to develop her platform, "The Bene(FIT)s of Sports Participation. She traveled to schools and non-profit organizations that focused on troubled youth and adolescents. Tiffany's childhood experiences and her love for people eventually helped her receive a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work with a concentration in Behavioral Health, and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Development and Child and Family Studies from East Tennessee State University. Tiffany is currently the License Master Oncology Medical Social Worker for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and counseling for oncology patients.
No stranger to community service and pageantry! She is Mrs. Tennessee United States 2012, Mrs. Georgia United States 2011, and was 1st Ru and 2nd Ru at the national 2011 and 2012 Mrs. United States Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tiffany is a NASCAR Foundation Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Nominee, is also Mrs. Tennessee International 2008. As Mrs. Tennessee International 2008, she was featured in the “Tennessean Newspaper” and “JET Magazine.” She was also featured in headlines across the U.S. by the “Associated Press.” Tiffany represented the State of Tennessee at the 2008 Mrs. International Pageant in Chicago, Illinois and was a Top 10 finalist. She traveled throughout the State of Tennessee promoting her platform: “GET IN SHAPE IN 2008! The Bene(FIT)s of Sports Participation in the Lives of Tennesseans." She received a State of Tennessee Proclamation from Governor Phil Bredeson for implementing her platform in Tennessee schools.
Tiffany considers herself to be a Queen by experience. Before aging out of the Miss America system, Tiffany competed in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant as Miss Kingsport 2004 and Miss Spirit of the South 2006. In 2004, she was a recipient of the State of Tennessee Community Service Award. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Miss America Scholar Athlete of the Year Award, and was featured in “Four Points Magazine.” She was a talent preliminary winner and a Top 10 finalist. In 2007, Tiffany was invited to perform her talent preliminary winning performance during the finale of the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant, which has opened doors for her to perform across the United States. In 2007, Tiffany competed in the Miss Tennessee USA Pageant representing the title of Miss Heart of Tennessee USA. Tiffany is thankful for pageantry. She believes pageants provide interview skills, which equip young women for white collar executive positions.
Tiffany is also an active Model, Actress, and Visionary. From the pageant scene, to the BIG SCREEN, you can find Tiffany in Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection, Second Generation Wayans on BET, and Glamour Belles on Lifetime Television. You can also find her navigating the nation with her movement ONcE in a W"I"fetime™(www.onceinawifetime.com).