Sandra says that though she loved singing and acting, she was timid and shy as a child. "I think for so many of us as young girls," she says, "if you have a dream, there's still that little voice inside that says, 'Who do you think you are? What makes you think you're so special that you could do something that big?'"
Sandra says she always turned to The Oprah Winfrey Show for inspiration when she felt that her dream was unreachable. Oprah, Sandra says, "knows who she is and she's not afraid to stand in her power. And that was such an inspiration to me that I actually dared to believe that I could do great things."