A career in the entertainment industry requires strength, determination, knowledge, timing, and hard work. With the amount of competition and the level of skill necessary to separate and continually achieve success, Patricia Kara has spent the past 23 years rising to the challenge.
Having starred as one of the beautiful spokes models on the primetime and daytime versions of NBC's Deal or No Deal, Patricia has been afforded the notoriety and popularity that comes with being on two hit television shows. Her selection, along with her costars, as one of People Magazine's “100 Most Beautiful People” and her starring role in Trace Adkins' hit country music video “Marry for Money” have only helped to increase visibility.
Patricia (aka Trisha Kara) has worked as a special correspondent on Extra, Fox Movie Channel and Celebtv. Some of her other appearances include: the TV Guide Channel, hosting the Red Carpet at the Catherine Zeta-Jones Benefit for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, E! Entertainment's Wild On: Kentucky Derby, and the U.S. Surf Open. 5 Factor and AbCoaster also utilized Patricia's hosting skills in their nationally televised advertisements. She was recently selected to be a Beauty Correspondent for the Greek beauty line “Korres.”
Theatrically, Patricia appeared in the short film Two-Eleven, which, since its release, has been in several prestigious film festivals. She has guest starred in hit shows such as Days of Our Lives, NBC's Las Vegas, All of Us, Passions, Mad TV, and The Young and the Restless. Commercially, Patricia has appeared in commercials for companies like Coors Light, Old Navy, Bally's Fitness, Kohl's, Ericsson Mobile and V8.
Patricia's portfolio includes print ads for: AT&T, Suave, Swiffer, Venus Swimwear, 24-Hr Fitness, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Disney, Reebok, and Snickers. Her images have adorned the covers and pages of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Shape, Fitness Magazine, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Day Spa, Women's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Fitness RX, Let's Live, Stuff, Maxim, and the book Sculpting Her Body Perfect.
Charitably, Patricia has been involved with Trinity Children's Foundation, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Salvation Army, the American Heart Association, Read Across America, Women for Women International, and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Patricia's attraction to the entertainment industry began when she was a teenager. Since then, her career has allowed her to live and travel all over the world. Besides visiting family and her native Greece, Patricia uses her time away from work and charity to expand her horizons. The performing arts, outdoor action sports, travel, photography, and exercise are just a few of the additional interests that round out this free-spirited beauty.
After receiving numerous inquiries from young women throughout the world on how to get started in the business, Patricia recently developed a series of workshops and private consultation seminars for young models, actresses, and young business women called the “Secrets to a Successful You.” By expressing and outlining her wisdom, fortitude, and commitment to the entertainment industry, her hope is that she can help jump start the next generation of talent for many years to come.