Lea Navvab Huening (J’LEA) is a Korean-American singer, actor, and model under Model Directors Ent. She made her solo debut on November 11, 2022, with the digital single “A Good Day To Love”. She is also a former member of the girl group “VIVA”.
Lea Navvab Huening (J’LEA) Profile
|Stage Name||J’LEA (정리아)|
|Birth Name||Jung Lea Navvab Huening (리아나밥휴닝)|
|Position||Singer, Model, Actor|
|Birthday||January 5, 2000|
|Age||23 (in Jan 2023)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lbs)|
Lea Navvab Huening (J’LEA) Facts:
– J’LEA was born in Texas, United States.
– She graduated from Lila Art High School.
– She learned to play the piano and the violin at the age of 5. She stopped playing the violin at the age of 11.
– She was in her school’s dance club.
– She participated in several beauty contests at her school.
– She also played in musicals at her school.
– She lives in Seoul, South Korea.
– She has lived in China for about 6 years.
– She majored in acting at Induk University in 2020.
– She is very talented and can play instruments like piano, classical guitar, and even the drums.
– She can speak Korean, English, and Chinese. She also learned Japanese when she was in the VIVA. Although, she wants to learn Spanish.
– Her name means “a person who gives you good news”.
– She adores cats and wishes to own a “Russian Blue” kitty.
– Her MBTI personality type is ESFP.
– She has a younger brother Hueningkai (TXT) and a younger sister Huening Bahiyyih (Kep1er).
– Her father is German and her mother is Korean. Her parents are divorced and her father remarried in 2016.
– Her father, Nabil David Huening is also a musician (China-based) and released an album in 2007 called “Virtues In Us”, available in both English and Chinese on Spotify.
– She has multiple nicknames, the one most used by her family and friends is “lyabab”, it is a short form for her name, “Lea Navvab.”
– In her opinion, the word “Brightness” describes her the best.
– She aspires to be a Disney actress. “Stitch” and “Winnie the Pooh” are her favorite Disney characters.
– She is a fan of bands like Stray Kids (her bias is Hyunjin) and Tomorrow X Together (her first bias was Soobin but now it is HueningKai).
– She also admires RM and Jungkook from BTS, Paul Kim, Hoshi from Seventeen, and HyunA Zico too.
– She also likes Jason Mraz, Anne Marie, Hirai Dai, Disney OST, classic K-pop, and Christmas music.
– BIGONE, a Korean rapper, is one of her friends.
– She has two close friend groups named “Lea-Mi-Jjoo” (Lea, Hyunmi, Jjooya) & “Yogurt” (their Instagram account is @y.o._gurt).
– Her fandom name is “Leamon” and her fandom color is “Yellow”.
– J’LEA’s ideal type is Hyunjin from Stray Kids.
– Her favorite quote is “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift.”
– She is also a YouTuber and influencer. She opened her YouTube channel on January 9, 2020.
– She signed her contract with Model Directors as a model in Seoul, South Korea on July 19, 2021.
– On September 13, 2022, it was announced through an official Instagram post that J’LEA is also in contract with Model Directors Ent, as an actress under her birth name Chung Lea.
– On November 6, 2022, it was announced that Lea, with her stage name J’LEA, will be making her solo debut,
– She was announced as a new member of Pi House, a collaborative content creation house on December 9, 2022.
– She released a carol remake song, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, on December 15, 2022.
– She is a model for her aunt’s clothing line, CommaDonna.
– She is also modeling for different Korean brands, like for example NEIKIDNIS.
– She even appeared in Park Jihoon‘s “Blank Effect” MV, Jeong Hong Il’s “Shade” MV, and Youngjae’s “Sugar” MV.
– Celltweet, a skincare brand, revealed her as their new model in March 2023.
-She walked the “Seoul Fashion Week 2024” in September 2023.
– J’LEA, as Lea, was part of a girl group VIVA (비바) under SHINE E&M, debuted on October 13th, 2017 with the song “Tough Girl”.
– The group consisted of Gayeon, Jaeny, Yeji, and Lea (J’LEA).
– Her position in the group was main dancer, vocalist, and the maknae of the group.
– They went on a long hiatus and in 2019 they made an appearance at a concert. The same year, all members left the agency SHINE E&M and the group unofficially disbanded.
– She is still very close to the members Yeji, Gayeon, and Jaeny, they still meet sometimes. She even posts covers with Jjooya on YouTube.
Appearances & Participations
– She participated as a guest on “X-Change Season 1”,
– She also participated as a cast member on “All Review Show Season 2”, and as a contestant on “Shibo Quanjia Dou Lai Sai”.
Likes & Dislikes
– Yellow is her favorite color.
– She likes to listen to music right after waking up.
– She likes to wear all-black outfits because it makes her look like a passionate person.
– She loves traveling.
– Her preferred seasons are winter and autumn, although she prefers winter because her birthday falls during that time of year.
– Her favorite makeup product is mascara.
– She enjoys watching netflix. She prefers fantasy and action films.
– Her favorite anime is a movie named “My Neighbor Totoro”.
– She likes to hang out with her friends.
– She likes pineapple on her pizza.
– Peaches are her favorite fruit. She, on the other hand, dislikes celery.
– Her food preferences include pasta, tteokbokki, and al tang.
– She enjoys sweet over salty foods.
– Her favorite dessert is Baskin Robbins ice creams and her favorite ice cream flavors are love-struck strawberry, mint choco & chocolate forest.
– She likes coffee a lot. She also worked part-time in a coffee shop for several years and received her barista license level 2.
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