Tia was, at one stage, one of Barbie's closest friends. She is fashionable, confident, stylish, unpopular, smart and kind. She tolerates Barbie's behaviour for most of the movie. She numbers her jeans in case she wears the same pair twice and a rumour went around her school because of this that she doesn't wash her clothes. She ran for school president and played the keyboard in Barbie's old band, Charmz.
Tia is African-American and has dark, wavy hair. She is 16 years old in the movie.
- Barbara Millicent Roberts