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Maiya Tanaka, Big Break Sandals Resorts

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(Courtesy of Golf Channel)

We've reached Day 10 of our series on the cast members of Big Break Sandals Resorts, and that brings us to Maiya Tanaka.

Maiya and another BBSR contestant - Ryann O'Toole, who will conclude our series on Day 11 - were teammates on the UCLA women's golf team. According to, Tanaka was a walk-on at UCLA and earned her shot with the team beginning in 2007.

The Golf Channel wrote about Maiya, in its announcement of the cast members:

Maiya Tanaka (24, San Diego, Calif.) – A success story from The First Tee Program, Tanaka currently lives out of her car and competes on four professional golf tours (Golden State, California Players, Cactus and the Duramed FUTURES Tours). Tanaka and fellow Big Break contestant Ryann O'Toole were teammates at UCLA and are longtime friends.

Maiya is the golfer featured in this commercial for Northwestern Mutual:

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