|Beauty pageant titleholder|
Tandy attending a private Fashion Show - Hollywood, CA on April 28, 2007
|Born||Meagan Yvonne Tandy |
May 3, 1985 (aged 28)
Fremont, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
Meagan Yvonne Tandy is an American actress and model. She was Miss California USA 2007 who was one of 5 finalists competing for the Miss USA title in 2007. She placed 8th in swimsuit which advanced her to the top 10 and then placed 4th in evening gown, which gave her enough points to make the top 5. She finished as 3rd runner up to Rachel Smith, Miss Tennessee USA 2007 and Miss USA 2007. Tandy is currently playing Lulu Pope on the ABC Family show Jane By Design.
Life and career
Tandy, born in Fremont, California and raised in Fontana, graduated from Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga in 2003. She is a student at Chaffey College, and is the first student from this school to win the Miss California USA title.
Tandy won the Miss California USA 2007 title in a state pageant held in San Rafael, California on October 15, 2006. It was her second attempt at the title, as she has placed fourth runner-up to Tamiko Nash the year previously. Her sister titleholder, Kylee Lin of San Rafael also placed fourth runner-up in last years competition. Tandy also won the Best Swimsuit Award in the 2007 Miss California USA pageant.
Tandy competed in the Miss USA 2007 pageant which was broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California on March 23, 2007 and placed 3rd runner-up. Her evening wear gown was created by Bravo Project Runway's Nick Verreos from season 2. She succeeds two Californian titleholders who placed first runner-up in the nationally televised competition - Brittany Hogan, Miss California USA 2005 and Nash, Miss California USA 2006. She is only the fourth African-American Miss California USA and the first African-American to succeed another African-American titleholder.
She currently is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, where she has filmed several national commercials: Wendy's, Boost Mobile, a movie promotional from the film Shrek The Third, appeared on the hit show Whose Got Jokes alongside Bill Bellamy and filmed a national Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi Max. Recently she appeared in the 2010 movie Unstoppable as one of Denzel Washington's daughters. You can also find her as Mia on Comedy Central alongside Bobby Lee.
She temporarily hosted for E! as an online correspondent for E! News Now. Recently she steered into a modeling career by working several runway shows for Disney's Couture Bridal line by Kirstie Kelly as well as several Fashion Marts and high fashion shows in Las Vegas, Chicago, Atlanta and recently in New York City. She signed a print modeling contract for one year with a well known agency in Hollywood and can still be seen on several red carpets in Los Angeles Getty Images.
To honor Tandy's achievements, INTA Gems and Diamonds of the Los Angeles jewelry district had a ruby and diamond necklace and earrings were donated to and archived in the Gemological Institute of America's museum.
Tandy played Lulu Pope on the ABC Family show Jane By Design. Tandy will appear in Piranha DD where she plays Ashley Sorby, a girl who meets a gruesome demise. Tandy also appeared in Trey Songz music video single called Simply Amazing from his new album Chapter V.
|2008||Bobby Lee Project, TheThe Bobby Lee Project||Maya||TV movie|
|2009||CSI: NY||Model #1||Episode: "Yahrzeit"|
|2009||90210||Savanna||Episode: "One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer"|
|2009||Secret Girlfriend||Episode: "You Learn to Appreciate Life"|
|2010||10 Things I Hate About You||Erin||Episode: "Changes"|
|2010||Dark Blue||Rita||Episode: "Urban Garden" |
Episode: "Liar's Poker"
|2011||CSI: Miami||Cynthia||Episode: "Last Stand"|
|2011||Zeke and Luther||Tasha||Episode: "Skater Girl Island"|
|2011||Single Ladies||Tonya||Episode: "Take Me to the Next Phase"|
|2012||Piranha 3DD||Ashley Sorby||Supporting Role|
|2012||Jane by Design||Lulu Pope||Series Regular|
|2013||Teen Wolf||Braedon||Episode: "Tattoo"|
|2013||Baby Daddy||Vanessa||Episode: "All's Flair in Love and War"|
- Pitts, Thera (2006-11-20). "A diamond in the rough". The Chaffey Breeze. Retrieved 2006-12-02.
- "Meet the new Miss California and Miss California Teen! Find out how these women rose to the top to wear the crown". KGO-TV San Francisco. 2006-10-16. Retrieved 2006-10-19.
- "Meagan Tandy official biography". Miss California USA. Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
- "INTA Gems’ Vinissimo California Inspired Design Archived at the GIA Museum". INTA Gems. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- Miss California USA official website
- Miss USA official website
- Meagan Tandy at the Internet Movie Database
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|Miss California USA |
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