Tara Leigh Patrick (born April 20, 1972), known professionally as Carmen Electra, is an American model, actress, singer, television personality, dancer, and author. She began her career as a singer after moving to Minneapolis, where she met Prince, who produced her self-titled debut studio album. Electra began glamour modeling in 1996 with numerous appearances in Playboy magazine. She later relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actress, playing the role of Lani McKenzie in the television drama series Baywatch (1997–1998). Electra also went on to establish herself as a television personality and presenter, hosting MTV’s Singled Out (1997–1999).