Yes, this is me! A camera lens view of the “real” Te-see Bender, courtesy of Shandon Photography!
I dreamed of being a model/actress from the moment I stepped on a sound stage in NYC at age 5 with my infamous Dad, Jerry Bender, commercial editor from the Madison Avenue, AMC’s “Mad Men” Era. I was fascinated by the entire process…The only problem back then was that I was considered too ethnic and too tiny! Not to mention the biggest deciding factor of all, my parents DID NOT want to schlep me to castings or sit on sets.
So what does a kid do? Sing at church performances, schools, and hell, make up shows to torture friends and family😂😂😂
But low and behold there was…”Musical Theater” and lots of it! Thanks to my friend back then actress Kim Raver, (her mom and my dad worked together), she introduced me to the concept! ❤️❤️❤️ I joined every local theater group in a 20 mile radius…Sorry mom…🤨😁(to be continued)
Keep an eye out for my next “Behind the Scenes with Te-see xoxo