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Lea Navvab Huening J’LEA Profile, Bio, and Facts

Lea Navvab Huening J’LEA

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 NameJ’LEA (정리아)
Birth NameJung Lea Navvab Huening (리아나밥휴닝)
PositionSinger, Model, Actor
BirthdayJanuary 5, 2000
Active Years2017–present
Age24 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height5’5″(165 cm)
Weight55 kg (121 lbs)
NationalityKorean-American
Blood TypeA

Lea Navvab Huening (J’LEA) Facts:

Early Life

– 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.

Personal Life

– 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.”

Career

– 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.

Former group

– 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.

Food Preferences

– 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.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: leanavvab
Youtube: leanavvab3820
TikTok: lea_navvab

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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