Traveling in Paris and Italy as a model, Tonya learned to enjoy fine wines, fine company and great food. Partnering with her husband in Miami, the two created “BED”, a landmark luxury club for Miami’s celebrity crowd, as a way to share the best in art, wine, and entertainment. The club, a tremendous success for over ten years, offered her an additional opportunity to focus on women and wine. Through her talk show “The Spill”, aired locally on radio in Miami and on YouTube, she delved into conversations with influencers, politicians, explored popular culture and featured new wines. Additionally, she curated wine tastings and classes for a group of over 100 women interested in learning about and in collecting wines.
A graduate of Cornell University, Tonya has authored the autobiography, “Chasing Fools Gold.” She has been featured in numerous national commercials and films including the blockbuster “Any Given Sunday” and “Holy Man”.
A mother of two, daughter Shayla and son Hawathia, she continues to act and model and can currently be seen in numerous commercials in the U.S. She currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.