Tammy Garcia was born in Seoul, Korea, and then lived in the Phillippines until she was 6, when her family moved to the US. Always the athletic child, Tammy played tennis, softball, and loved to swim. In high school, she quickly gained the attention of boys. Never comfortable with the attention, Tammy shied away any prospects in modeling. The encouragement from her family, however, combined with her love of dance, ultimately brought her into the modeling and music video scene.