Lashundra Collins, better known as Trenyce, was born in Memphis, TN on March 31, 1980. Trenyce began singing jingles of her favorite commercials. She participated in talent shows all around the Memphis area, as well as school competitions. She won "Miss Sophomore in her sophomore year of high school, as well first alternate to "Miss Junior" in her Junior year. She finished in fifth place in American Idol's second season.