Tita Begashaw lives in Seattle, Washington. She is a patient service specialist. In 2001, she saw a flag in the hospital discussing the benefit of laughter. A native of Ethiopia, she moved to this country in 1988 and to Seattle in 1994. She began volunteering at Harborview Hospital soon thereafter. After being grief-stricken at the death of her younger brother, she knew that the path to healing lay in being of service to others. Tita’s a natural laugher and uses this gift to lead the Friday morning laughter club at Harborview. 
Tita Begashaw's audition in Episode 1102 consisted of demonstrating three of her five hundred different kinds of laughs: penguin laughter, silent laughter, greeting laughter. Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell buzzed the act. Mel B also pressed Howie Mandel's buzzer, but that buzz was quickly retracted. Mel B, Heidi, and Simon voted "No," eliminating Tita from the competition.