Tara Aquino is an Olympic bronze-medalist weightlifter and champion equestrian who is actually none of those things. Rather, she’s a queer, born-and-bred first-generation L.A. kid who eventually climbed out of the depths of the Valley and fostered a diverse career in entertainment. In addition to formerly editing Complex's Pop Culture channel, she's laundered the sheets of America's Next Top Model contestants, gone on lunch runs for Jane Fonda, & produced for Snoop Dogg. Now, she's an award-winning, independent writer , producer, & creative consultant who also helps run a film/TV youth advocacy program in Los Angeles. Seriously.