Tessa was born in California and is the youngest of her two sisters and her step-sister. Tessa started dancing when she was 2-years-old and has trained in it her entire life. She is trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, breakdancing, contemporary, tap, and gymnastics and is a member of the immaBEAST dance crew.Along with appearing in national commercials, Tessa has danced in the Miss California Pageant, the Haiti Benefit Concert and Disney's Next Big Thing. She danced at the Carnation Theater as part of a Michael Jackson Tribute show. Tessa's career has led her to do print modeling for companies such as Skechers, Contours Designs, and Coca-Cola.
Tessa has a large presence on social media and is a part of Jake Paul's social media collective, Team 10. Her YouTube channel has over 2.5 million subscribers and features vlogs of her daily life and comedic skits. In addition, as of August 2017, she had over 3.4 million followers on Instagram and 710K followers on Twitter.