Janet Leon's Biography
Janet Ava Leon (born October 19, 1990) hails from Gothenburg, Sweden. She is half Persian and half Spanish. She joined the pop group Play in late 2003. After Play's lead singer Faye Hamlin left the group to pursue further schooling in October 2003, Janet received a phone call from Play's manager, Laila Bagge, to whom she had sent an audition video in the past. Janet had also been an acquaintance of original member Anais Lameche prior to joining Play. After meeting Janet, the three remaining members of Play, Anais Lameche, Rosie Munter, and Anna Sundstrand welcomed her into the group. On December 15, 2003, an official press release announced that Janet had officially joined the group and had begun recording a new album with them.
Previously, Janet had been part of a band with some friends called "Walking Spanish," that had performed at music festivals around Sweden. Janet stepped into Play as the new lead singer and mezzo-soprano power vocalist, though she was the youngest member of the group. Janet's first album as a part of Play, Don't Stop the Music, was released on March 9, 2004. A subsequent Christmas album followed in November entitled Play Around the Christmas Tree. Janet appeared in two Play music videos, both for the song "everGirl."
Recently, Janet has been doing some solo work, recording a song for Build-a-Bear Workshop and another song for Kohl's clothing brand everGirl. She also recorded songs for the 2005 Rock Angelz music album to promote the Bratz dolls franchise. She was featured on the Lindsay Lohan remake "Change the World" (background vocals) and lent her vocals in the song "Nobody's Girl". Since the members of Play formalized the group's breakup in September 2005, Janet has been communicating with fans about her efforts to record and release a solo CD.
Janet Ava Leon (16)
Birthday: October 19th, 1990
Hair color: gold blonde
Favorite Color: Pink and baby blue
Pets: none, but I do want a dog though!
Siblings: the only child:)
Favorite movie: Save the last dance, Wedding crashers and Meet the parents
Best book ever: The DaVinci code by Dan Brown (LOVE IT!)
Favorite Artist: Soo many but I do love Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and Eminem
Favorite food: Mexican, Indian and thai food
Favorite ice cream: Vanilla Häagen daaz
Favorite word or phrase: "There can be miracles when you believe" and "The only one that can crush my dreams is me"
What time does your alarm clock go off: 7 am
Favorite subject in school: Math and Spanish
What do you do when you're bored?: Do my nails!
Favorite clothes: Jeans
What's your biggest fear?: Being without music
If you could be any animal, what kind of animal would you be?: A monkey, because they're so funny!
Favorite animal: Pandas, because they're soo cute and look so cuddly!
Celebrity Crush: Wentworth Miller and Chad michael murray
Favorite Song: "I don't wanna be" by Gavin DeGraw, "Nothing else matters" by Metallica and "Who is it" by Michael Jackson
Favorite TV Show: The OC, One Tree Hill and Prison Break
Favorite Sport: Soccer
Favorite Clothing Accessory: Belts and purses
Favorite Make-up Accessory/color: Pastell colors
Hobbies: Hanging out with my friends, Shopping, going to the movies, listening to music.
Favorite Cause/Important Issue: There are so many important issues in the world, and very hard to pick just one. But i think homeless children is something that really hurts to think about, and children with diseases and I think just people dying of different causes but natural is a very important issue.
Biggest Influence in Life: My parents<3
This information is as of March '06. Thank you Janet for the updated answers!
Other Fun Facts
She is part Spanish and part Persian.
Started playing the violin when she was 4 years old.. but stopped when she was 8; she got tired of it and didn't think it was fun anymore!
When Janet was 12 she was in a band called Walking Spanish .. it was 2 girls and 2 boys, and they played at festivals and restaurants. You can see a pic of Janet in Walking Spanish, HERE!
She started dancing when she was 6. She did samba, hip-hop, ballet, cha-cha, belly dancing and some more!!