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Celebrity Travel: Go away with Tasha Franken

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Born and raised in Spain, Tasha Franken started modeling when she was 15 years old. Working in an industry that focused on her looks was difficult, she said. The model was told that not only was her skin tone too dark, but that she needed to lose weight. After battling an eating disorder, Franken focused on becoming the healthiest version of herself possible. She developed an online app where she shares her love of staying fit with Pilates ( Currently based out of Los Angeles, the avid traveler shares her adventures on Instagram (

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?

A: I’m biased, but I love going to Spain for a vacation. I grew up there. Ever since I left, I realized how amazing it is and wish I appreciated it more while living there. The best part about Spain is the food. Everything has so much flavor. I would recommend trying the traditional olive oil, red wine, paella and tapas.

Q: If you've gone away for the holidays, which was the best trip?

A: I’m half Norwegian, so spending Christmas in Norway is the best. It doesn’t get much more Christmassy than that.

Q: Do you speak any foreign languages?


A: Yes, I speak English, Spanish, Norwegian and some Dutch. I can understand German and French.

Q: How have you spent your free time during this pandemic?

A: I’ve always loved walking, especially when I travel to new cities. I find it the best way to explore and get to know the place and people. Since moving to L.A., I’ve tried to take advantage of it. There're so many places you can take quick trips to. I love driving to Malibu for the beach, Mammoth for skiing and Joshua Tree for desert activities.

Q: Many celebrities have told me that after these past couple years, they will never complain about having to travel for work again. How about you?


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