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TARA HARPER
Age: 36
Occupation: executive vice president of sales, SPI; president, Paws in the City

You might recognize this blond bombshell from Bravo’s reality series Most Eligible Dallas. Based on that role, you can probably guess Harper loves glittery things (check out the bedazzled iPad cases she sells) and shopping at Neiman Marcus. But she is more than just a girly girl serving dinner to rescue dogs on Wedgwood plates (as seen in Most Eligible’s first episode). Heading up Paws in the City, she sees some of the city’s more neglected and abused animals and works to find them loving homes. Harper discovered a new talent when she began rescuing strays on the go: “I can run really fast in high heels.”

Oscar de la Renta dress, $4,900, Badgley Mischka necklace, $195, Alexis Bittar ring, $245, all Neiman Marcus NorthPark; Ippolita earrings, $2,995, Forty Five Ten

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