Estefania Pessoa, also known as Tefi, has was born in Miami to a Colombian mother and Brazilian father who never taught her to dance salsa. Being 5’7 in fourth grade with a mole on her face, she was forced to distract bullies with humor or subpar basketball skills. The latter did not fare so well and only gave her opponents more material. She worked in wardrobe styling after high school until moving to New York in 2013 where she pretended to love PR & Marketing, the Upper East Side, dubstep and not having depression. In 2019 Tefi joined Dreams, a live TV startup, to host a daily pop culture show that streams on YouTube (gaining nearly 100,000 subscribers in its first few months). She created the show with her best friend, Molly Brunk, who is the head writer and producer for the show. Now, Tefi is quarantined at home in Bushwick with her Aquarius boyfriend and Gemini cat. She is a Cancer and still 5’7. She is on TikTok like, A LOT. Molly is one of her bestest friends.