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Paris, London, New York, Milan — Tabs walked the runways in all the big fashion cities, so many of his fans associate him with the work he did in major metropolitan areas.
What a lot of people don’t know, though, was that he was equally comfortable in the wilderness due to his extensive background teaching primitive survival skills.
On the rare occasions when he had long breaks from his modeling career, he’d go off grid, sometimes for weeks at a time, to test his skills on epic adventures in far-flung places like Patagonia and Mongolia.
He’d check in with me occasionally from his satellite phone, most of the time for inane things like to remind me to have his favorite gravy ready when he returned, or to just remind me that I better not be slacking on the job during his absence (FYI, I was not). I want to believe it was his way of saying he missed me…but I don’t know.
The longest he was ever gone was eight weeks. He was on an isolated area of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and get this! — it was because he was a contestant on the survival show “Alone.”
I had no idea until I fired up the TV one day and saw him fishing in a river with a ball of yarn.
Rosie has told me repeatedly that she is not built for such extreme adventure.
She says that she would rather stick close because she’s a homebody, but honestly, I think it’s so she can keep track of her science experiments at various labs around the Bay Area.
She’s currently doing research with Stanford, UCSF and UC Berkley, and we couldn’t be more proud! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,