Becoming a Real Girl.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Candace Marie has never been a stranger to the spotlight. At the age of 3, it was quickly clear to friends and family that a budding star was on the horizon when a young Candace proudly proclaimed to Kathy Lee Gifford that she was going to be a star one day. Determined to entertain, Candace soon found her way on stage in whatever capacity possible-be it dancing, singing, theatre or commercial acting. Candace has always believed that the struggle is what makes the experience, which became most evident following her two recent heart surgeries. "Music is therapy for me... it always has been. Writing my lyrics along the way has helped me learn to love who I am, while allowing me to deal with my own personal struggles. Being on that stage and performing is like home for me."