brusters ice cream on thomas drive...but you might not know that the owner of the shop is also a realty tv star. tam taylor stars on a t- l-c show called 'behind closed doors -- the american family.' news 13's erin morgan sat down with this home grown celebrity for a peek into her life and show. tam taylor -- is a business owner and panama city beach native -- but there's a side to her that many don't know.
"came to panama city beach, have the ice cream store now and one of my friends called me and said hey tam do you want to do this and they've been calling me for like four years" tam used to be in a show in las vegas -- and after years of being asked to be on a reality show -- she finally agreed.
"when they came to me with this one and said no script, nothing, it's just the real you living your real life i said i've not seen that on tv that sounds interesting i'd love to do it." to show this unfiltered side of her life -- cameras were in her house -- in every room -- everyday for two months.
"no hair no makeup completely raw, from the time you get up till the time you go to bed. i don't think i peed for the first three days cause they actually had cameras in the bathroom with you too." capturing moments of her life...that most people keep private.
"there was a microscope on my relationship and there was definitely somethings i did i probably shouldn't have done probably some things i shouldn't have said " but she says watching herself -- gave her a new perspective.
"if it weren't for this show and the confidence i got watching this show it's like if i can cry on tv not wear make up on tv and look chunky on tv, i can do anything" a confidence she hopes others will find through watching the show.
"you can just be you and it doesn't matter, you don't have to keep striving for perfection in your looks, in your job, it's okay to be imperfect, it's okay to just be you.
" in panama city, erin morgan, news 13. tam says the reality show door is not closing on her yet and she is planning to start a youtube