Tess was born to famous singer T.J Tyler and an unnamed father. It is possible that Tess' parents split up when she was very young and she doesn't see much of her father. She grew up in a rich and wealthy lifestyle much unlike Mitchie which could explain why the two do not get along that well.
Tess Tyler is the daughter of the famous singer T.J. Tyler, and goes to Camp Rock every year. She is the camp diva. Tess aspires to be a singer like her mother, and often tries excessively hard to make everything she does perfect, even if she hurts other people in the process. The reason for this behavior is because her mother is often too busy with her career to spend time with or even notice her. Tess first meets Mitchie when she arrives at camp and befriends her, inviting her to stay in the cabin that she shares with her "followers", Ella and Peggy. However, when Tess hears Mitchie sing, she immediately sees her as competition, which she hates. Asking Mitchie to join her girl group, Tess casts her as a backup singer to stop her light from shining. Tess also has a crush on Shane Gray, who has been sent to camp to get his act together. When she sees that Mitchie and Shane are getting closer, she hatches a plan to tell the camp that Mitchie's mother is in fact the camp cook, and not the president of Hot Tunes China as Mitchie has been claiming. The plan succeeds, turning most of the campers against her. As a way to further keep Mitchie out of her way during the Final Jam, Tess frames her for stealing her charm bracelet. During rehearsal for her performance, Tess begins to verbally abuse Ella and Peggy for failing to follow the dance steps to the letter, which proves to be the final straw; Peggy loses her temper and gives Tess a verbal scalding before walking off in a huff, and Ella quickly follows suit, leaving Tess to perform her number alone. While on stage, Tess sees her mother in the crowd, but her joy is quickly ruined when T.J. is distracted by a cell phone call. Tess succumbs to nervousness and trips onstage, failing the contest. Completely heartbroken over her mother's distraction and her failure, Tess retreats backstage in tears. When Peggy enters as a final contestant and wins, Tess congratulates her, and after seeing Mitchie and Shane sing together, apologizes to the former for her actions.
Camp Rock 1 1/2: Camp HopEdit
In this fanfiction. Tess becomes somewhat insane, cynical, and EXTREMELY competetive. Her insanity starts quickly, but her re-found competetiveness is most likely due to her insanity. In this fanfiction, she becomes obsessed with being the best, which drives her insane, and EXTREME lengths of competetiveness. She serves as THE major antagonist in the fanfiction. The owner of Camp Hop's antagonistic and hypocritical personality PALES in comparison to Tess. She joins Camp Hop, but even so, tries to sabotage BOTH Camps. A few examples of her insane competetiveness are:
~She tries to GET RID OF Connect Three, INCLUDING Shane,
~In an attempt to destroy Geo's keyboard, her plan alters, and ends up with Geo having a broken wrist,
~After leaving the scene, she expresses clearly visible joy in Geo's broken wrist,
~She has tried to drown Caitlyn,
~She has tried to upstage HERSELF when she looked at herself in the mirror.
It is clearly visible the little band wrapped around Tess's mind has SNAPPED (a metaphor meaning she has LOST HER FRIGGIN MIND)
Camp Rock 2: The Final JamEdit
In Camp Rock 2, Camp Star's top performer, many campers, including former Camp Rock diva Tess Tyler (Meaghan Jette Martin), decide to leave Camp Rock and join Camp Star along with many of the staff after Axel promises to double their salaries. Tess quickly becomes partners with Luke on all of Camp Star's performances. Although they sing very well together and look like they make a great team onstage, they constantly fight over the spotlight and believe that competition is all that matters. Later, Despite the loss, Camp Rock's performance earns great applause from the crowd and Tess is shown to feel bad about the win as she knows Camp Rock deserved it. The remaining Camp Rock staff and campers return to Camp Rock and gather and sing around the campfire one last time together. As they enjoy themselves, many of Camp Star's campers including Tess and Dana show up having seen the bonfire and ask to join in. Led by Tess, some members of Camp Star except Luke request to go to Camp Rock the next summer because it is much more fun than Camp Star, meaning that Camp Rock will have enough campers to stay alive for another summer.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- Tess is portrayed in both Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2 by american actress Meaghan Jette Martin.
- Tess is the first of the Camper's to be seen.