NOT too long ago, Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock was working as a waitress in her local Pizza Hut.
Now, she’s part of one of the world’s most successful girl bands. Here’s everything we know about the brunette beauty and singing sensation.
Who is Leigh-Anne Pinnock?
Leigh-Anne is a member of the infamous girl band Little Mix, who shot to fame after winning The X Factor in 2011.
Before joining Little Mix and going on to achieve global domination, Leigh-Anne had just finished her A-Levels and was working as a waitress in Pizza Hut.
She has her own fashion blog, called Leigh Loves, on Tumblr, where she treats fans with pictures of the clothes she loves.
Leigh-Anne’s most recent venture is the launch of her own bikini line, In ‘A’Seashell, with one of her closest pals, Gabrielle Urquhart.
The pair want to create swimwear that promotes self-love and heavy helpings of body confidence by ensuring it caters to all body shapes.
The imagery is aimed at being fully representative of the world we actually live in.
In April, Leigh-Anne signed a worldwide deal with fellow band member Jade Thirlwall and Sony/ATV Music Publishing through its new joint venture TwentySeven Music Publishing.
Where did Leigh-Anne Pinnock grow up?
Leigh-Anne is from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – and cites Mariah Carey as her biggest influence.
The stunning singer has Bajan and Jamaican ancestry.
She was born on October 4, 1991 – making her 27 years old.
In March 2019 Leigh-Anne climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief alongside bandmate Jade.
When was Leigh-Anne Pinnock on The X Factor?
The girls all failed to progress as individuals, and the judges put them into two different bands.
Perrie and Jesy were a part of the four-member group Faux Pas, while Leigh-Anne and Jade were part of a three-piece called Orion.
Both bands failed to get through again, but the judges picked out the four girls – and Rhythmix were formed.
The group, who were mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos, later had to change their name to Little Mix – over a dispute with a Brighton-based children’s charity.
The girls were the first group to ever win The X Factor, and have gone on to tour the world as well as achieve a Christmas Number One single with Cannonball.
The iconic hits Black Magic and Shout Out To My Ex also shot to the top of the charts.
Who is Leigh-Anne Pinnock dating?
Leigh-Anne is currently dating Premier League footballer Andre Gray.
The singer and Watford striker, who left Burnley for £18.5million, confirmed their relationship just days before the New Year in 2016.
In one of Leigh-Anne’s Snapchat posts, she could be seen kissing Andre while sitting on his lap in a nightclub.
Their relationship appears to be going from strength to strength, as the smitten pair also moved in together.
Fans predict an engagement could be on the cards in the coming months.
Their relationship came just six months after Leigh-Anne split from another footballer, Ashford Town FC’s Jordan Kiffin.
Has Leigh-Anne Pinnock had any controversial moments?
The singer was left red-faced when she accidentally shared an anecdote about anal sex during a live stream with Refinery29 on December 16, 2016.
When the reporter asked Little Mix if there was something they would never do again, Leigh-Anne said: “Oh, I know exactly what I’d say but it’s definitely too explicit.”
Jesy didn’t get the joke, however, so Leigh-Anne leaned into her ear and whispered ‘anal’.
But unfortunately the mic directly above Leigh-Anne’s head captured everything, and Perrie quickly said: “Babe, you know there’s a microphone right above your head?”
In November 2016 Leigh-Anne was shockingly attacked while eating at a 24-hour London restaurant.
She was left with a painful looking bruise on her face after being slapped by a man as she dined in VQ, Bloomsbury.
In the past, the entire band have also been compared to ‘prostitutes’ by X Factor viewers, after sexing up their look for a performance.
Little Mix wore skimpy outfits and thigh-high PVC boots for the show.
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