How old is Leigh-Anne Pinnock and is the Little Mix star engaged? – The Sun
BEFORE winning The X Factor and enjoying a lengthy music career, Leigh-Anne Pinnock was a waitress at Pizza Hut.
And now, she's part of one of the world's most successful girlbands, adored by Mixers across the globe and is about to marry footballer Andre Gray.
How old is Leigh-Anne Pinnock?
Leigh-Anne Pinnock is 29 years old.
She celebrated her birthday in October and broke the rule of six for her celebrations.
She would have been around 20 years old during her time on The X Factor.
Leigh-Anne is from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – and cites Mariah Carey as her biggest influence.
The stunning singer has Bajan and Jamaican ancestry.
She has a big sister called Sairah who reportedly signed up to be one of Love Island's reserves on the 2018 show but then became loved up.
The 31-year-old co-founded the party planning business Inclusive Industry and has over 83,000 followers and counting on Instagram.
Sairah also has an eight-year-old son called Kailum who is a burgeoning Instagram star in his own right and has modelled for several children's clothing ranges.
How did Leigh-Anne Pinnock become famous?
Before joining Little Mix and going on to achieve global domination after winning The X Factor in 2011, 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 created her own bikini line, In 'A'Seashell, with one of her closest pals, Gabrielle Urquhart.
The pair wanted to create swimwear that promotes self-love and heavy helpings of body confidence by ensuring it caters to all body shapes.
In March 2019 Leigh-Anne climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief alongside bandmate Jade.
In April 2019, 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.
Is Leigh-Anne Pinnock engaged?
Leigh-Anne is currently engaged to 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.
Their relationship came just six months after Leigh-Anne split from another footballer, Ashford Town FC's Jordan Kiffin.
The couple were snapped enjoying a romantic holiday in the Greek Island of Mykonos ahead of kicking off their LM5 tour in July 2019.
The singer's bandmates have said they predict the wedding will happen "soon".
She's accidentally spoken candidly about her sex life, once sharing 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?"
When was Leigh-Anne Pinnock on The X Factor?
Leigh-Anne originally auditioned for The X Factor as a soloist – as did her bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson.
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.
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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