Taylor McDevitt and Trisha 2 are her friends. She is very prim and proper, refusing to use profanity and crass insults like the Overland Park Cheer Squad, insisting that her teammates do the same. Because of this, she comes back at the rival cheer squad with milquetoast insults and burns and comes off like a character from a Disney Channel Original Movie in comparison. She is very mature (or at least she thinks she is). After the Overland Park Cheer Squad defeats Atchison at Cheer Nationals, she finally loses her cool and rants on Mackenzie Zales and the other Overland Park cheerleaders, much to Taylor's happiness. According to Tanya herself, the only three things she is afraid of are "Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the film adaptation of Mario Brothers and the word 'colander'". After discovering her mall had been destroyed by Jenna Darabond, she attempts to stab her to death.
Deandra: When Deandra went to Atchison High School, it is revealed that Tanya was not a very talented cheerleader. Deandra taught Tanya everything she knew. It is also revealed that Tanya sabotaged Deandra by giving pop rocks to her, causing Deandra to poop all over the team. Soon afterwards, Deandra transferred to Overland Park High School, which allowed Tanya to take over as cheer captain.