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♀The Gorgeous Tasha Tilberg♀

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Tasha Tilberg, (born July 23, 1979 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada) is a professional fashion model. Tasha is an out lesbian, and is married to long time partner Laura Wilson. After the wedding to Laura J. Wilson, Tasha Tilberg changed her name to Tasha M S Wilson-Tilberg.

Since she first walked into an agency in 1994 at age 14, a lanky, beautiful goth girl hiding behind her hair, Tilberg has been in near-constant demand. In 1996 she landed the cover of W. The next year she walked major shows in New York and Paris, booked the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and inked a multiyear deal with CoverGirl. She was just 17, flush with money, prestige, and her first flirtations with the same sex. She was an “It” girl, but one who was not comfortable with her new role.

“It seemed surreal to be paid for your face or your picture,” she says of her early years. “I didn’t have a lot of self-respect at that time.” She never felt that her sexuality was a liability at work, even though she was one of the few out women in the profession, but she did sense her identity was being subsumed by the bright light of the runway.

So she quit and moved to a farm outside Toronto, and when she returned to modeling in 2000, she decided to do it on her own terms, embarking on a makeover that would become her signature. She cut her hair short, pierced her septum and other body parts, and discovered a penchant for home tattooing—prison tattoos in particular—without the use of a professional tattoo machine. She has lots of those, “20 or 30,” she estimates. Her long, slender hands are stamped with geometric shapes and lines, many of which she gave herself.

Tilberg resumed her career in 2000 with a firmer sense of self. “I got my ears stretched [with gauges in her lobes]. People got pretty freaked about that,” she recalls with a laugh. “But I figured I may lose jobs, but maybe I’ll gain others. At least I can feel good when I wake up in the morning.” She also set some boundaries for the types of jobs she wanted. No lingerie shoots. No assignments where she has to play straight.

If anything, Tilberg’s new appearance seemed to increase her cachet. She booked ads for Louis Vuitton and Burberry and was cast in a steady stream of glossy magazine stories, some shot by megaphotographers like Steven Meisel. Surely her angular splendor outshone the ink and hardware. But more important, in transforming her body into something hard and less susceptible to the disguises of makeup and wardrobe, Tilberg found a more permanent identity and a form of modeling she could live with.

“I needed to express the freedom of my own body,” she explains. “I didn’t want to be a blank canvas for somebody else. I wanted to own myself and to say, ‘This is me. If you want me, fine.’?”

And the fashion world wants her, she walked the catwalk all over the world for names such as Balenciaga, Anna Molinari, Karl Lagerfeld, Versace and Hermès. She landed campaigns for Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Covergirl and Chloé, among others.

She has been shot for editorials in almost all big fashion magazines; W, Harper's Bazaar, V Magazine, and the Italian, French, American and British Vogue, among others. She also covered numerous magazines, such as, i-D, Marie-Claire Italia, Vogue España and the Canadian and Italian Elle.
Tasha Tilberg is also a singer/songwriter, using the name Rusty Fox Glove.
She's currently signed with D-Management in Milan, One in New York, Oui in Paris, Select Models in London and Iconic in Berlin.

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