"Tristan Prettyman" (born May 23, 1982) is a singer-songwriter and former Roxy model from San Diego, California. She is signed to Virgin Records, and put out her first major label album ''twentythree'' on August 2, 2005. She recently ended a relationship with singer Jason Mraz.
Tristan Prettyman was born and raised in the town of Del Mar located in San Diego County, California. Taking of advantage of the town's proximity to the ocean, she began surfing at the age of 12. She competed in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) High School Division and earned fifth place in the state title while still in middle school.
At 15 she was given a cassette of Ani DiFranco's 1993 ''Puddle Dive'' by her half-brother's friend. She played the album constantly and it still has great sentimental value to her. It serves as a reminder of when her musical ambitions started to blossom.
Inspired by DiFranco's music and due in part to her nature of being a self-described "nosey kid" she entered her parent's room and began playing around with her father's old acoustic guitar.