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Birth name Leah Donna Dizon
Born September 24, 1986 (1986-09-24) (age 21)
Origin Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Occupation(s) Model, Singer
Years active 2006—present
Label(s) Victor Entertainment
Leah Dizon (Ria Dizon, born as Leah Donna Dizon on September 24, 1986) is a model, singer, and a TV personality in Japan, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. She has two older brothers, an older sister, and two younger brothers. Her astrological sign is Libra, and her Chinese zodiac sign is Tiger. Her blood type is O. Her ethnicities include Chinese, Filipino and French.
Leah Dizon received moderate success in America including the cover features of various import car magazines. However, her modeling career in the United States gained her much attention and a fanbase overseas, predominantly in Asia. One year after her pictures were posted up on the internet, she already had 2,000,000 hits from search engines. Following the advice of her fans, Dizon sent a demo tape with model photographs of herself to a talent agency in Japan and in April of 2006, after being accepted, she immediately moved to Tokyo. In October 2006, she released her first photobook titled Petite Amie (Girlfriend in French), which was ranked as the third best selling photobook of that year.
On February 14, 2007, she released her first CD single and DVD package, Softly under the record label Victor Entertainment(VIZL-216), which peaked at number #7 in the Oricon Weekly Chart. At the same time, she also released her second photobook titled Hello! Leah.
On May 30, 2007, Dizon released her second single Koi Shiyo, which also peaked at #7 on the Oricon Weekly Chart. The title track is described as a 'grooving, up-tempo dance song' and the single features 2 B-sides: Could you be that one? and Love Story. The title track, Koi Shiyo is being used in a Lotte TV ad while Could you be that one? is being used in a PlayStation 3 Ninja Gaiden Sigma TV ad, with Dizon starring in both commercials.
Her third single entitled L·O·V·E U was released on August 8, 2007.
Leah released her debut album "Destiny Line" on September 12, 2007. The CD+DVD Edition contains 14 tracks, 10 of which were penned by Leah herself the single PVs as well as a special album PV "Again and Again". The CD Only Edition contains the digitally released remix of Koi Shiyo, called Koi Shiyo? (yasutaka nakata-capsule mix).
Leah Dizon's third photobook titled Heaven, was released October 5, 2007. It includes a DVD.
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