From 2008 - 2010 Tameka also appeared as an assistant on the syndicated daytime version of Deal or No Deal.
Her heartbreak would eventually be healed with a happy ending.
Despite this, Tameka did not let that stop her from achieving her dreams of stardom.
She keeps her feet firmly planted on the ground as she, like her mentor, Tyra Banks, reaches back to girls and young women in her situation.
On her off days, Tameka counsels girls and young women who live in foster homes and adoption agencies, giving hope to hundreds of girls and young women who are already, or are waiting to be adopted.
Tameka unfortunately never got the chance to reunite with her adoptive mother, Mary Brown.