Her latest work includes being seen in a national Marlboro, SAMSUNG, Budweiser commercial, as well as a commercial for Coors Light airing on ESPN, a commercial for Manhattan Portage Bags, a commercial for the popular eatery, Joe's Crab Shack, a commercial for PEPSI airing during 2015 Superbowl with NFL Football Player Nick Mangold, testimonial in a Gienie Bra commercial as well as countless others. Sandy was hand picked by the fashion icon himself, Nole Marin, from America's Next Top Model, and was chosen as the winner of MadRag Store's Model Search Contest. She has also been in several print ads including a global print ad campaign for Adidas, Comcast Business Class, Outre Hair, AVO Cigars, Bridion, RBX Active, as well as for Conway Clothing Stores, Jimmy Jazz,BMW, K-Y, Proctor & Gamble, ToysR'Us, SUAVE,
CREST, Sauza Tequila, Smirnoff Ice, Aaptiv App, FENDI/SAKS, One Manhattan Square, Chasing Fireflies, Rush Card, JC Penney, Family Dollar, Matrix/Biolage, L'Oreal, Champion, Talaly, Dyson, Hennessy, and many more.
While attracting a lot of attention from directors who often compare her to
J. Lo, Sandy is still very much her own flavor. Proud of her Dominican heritage, Sandy was born in Manhattan and raised by a single mother in Queens with her older brother and sister. Aware of the need for more positive Latina female role models in media, many of her film roles reflect her passion to fill this void. She has starred on MTV's "Pretty Little Liars" comedy spoof in Spanish on "Nikki and Sara Live", as well as starred in award winning short film “Un Amor ilicito” (Sunnyside Down Productions) and the Bachata music video Girlz Talk – “Esclava a tu Querer” (Balbuena Productions). Most recently Sandy is playing a latina woman role "Yesenia" in Keanu Reeves upcoming drama "EXPOSED" (2016) She is also playing the lead role of Jedi Kira in STAR WARS fan film "The Force Prevails."
Her mother was a huge influence in her life bestowing upon her the wisdom to achieve the American dream, and to seize control of her own destiny. A performer since the age of six, Sandy excelled in everything she set her mind to. Modeling, dancing, swimming, basketball, and softball were some of the ways that Sandy got to show off her natural talents. She attended St. Francis College on a four year Presidential Academic Scholarship, and majored in Communications with a concentration in Film and Broadcasting. At St. Francis she was exposed to the world of television, theatre and film, which allowed her to discover her love and passion for acting. After college, Sandy studied with a variety of acting coaches including Penny Templeton.
Fearless of the challenge, Sandy’s determination, hard work, dedication, and free spirit are all on display every time she enters a room. During Madonna’s “Lucky Star” Model Search, Diana Rube of the NY Post wrote, “[Sandy] couldn’t help be anything but exuberant as she danced down the catwalk to Madonna’s 1985 hit ‘Material Girl’.”(11/3/11) Watch out and take notice for Sandy Tejada. Even the sky is no limit for this rising star.
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