Citizenship/Residence Philippines

A Filipina singer and actress who starred in the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards. With almost three million followers on Twitter, Lea is one of the most popular Filipino celebrities on social media. She is known for being opinionated on social media, often commenting on national and showbiz issues. She has reverent firsts to her name- first Filipino artist to sign to an international record label, first Philippinebased artist to have received a major album release and distribution deal in the United States, and one of the best-selling Filipino artists of all time, having sold over five million copies of her albums worldwide.