Leigh-Anne Pinnock Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Leigh-Anne Pinnock is an English singer, songwriter, and member of the British girl group Little Mix. The group was formed on the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011 and became the first group in the programme’s history to win the competition. They have since sold over 60 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best-selling girl groups. She first attended Sir William Ramsay School before enrolling at the Sylvia Young Theatre School for a number of years when she was eleven. Before joining Little Mix, she worked as a waitress at Pizza Hut.
Her first audition on The X Factor was “Only Girl (In the World)” by Rihanna. Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall were initially put in a group named “Orion” and Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson were in another group called “Faux Pas”. Both groups, however, were eliminated. Later, the four were called back to form into the four-piece group Rhythmix, and they progressed to judges’ houses. They finally reached the live shows and were mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos. On 28 October 2011, it was announced that the group’s new name would be Little Mix. On 11 December 2011, Little Mix were announced as the winners, the first group to win the programme. As of 2020, Pinnock has released six albums with the group: DNA (2012), Salute (2013), Get Weird (2015), Glory Days (2016), LM5 (2018), and Confetti (2020).
In February 2015, she came up with a Tumblr fashion blog called “Leigh Loves”. In April 2019, alongside Thirlwall, they signed to Sony/ATV via joint venture TwentySeven as published songwriters. Later that month, she started her own swimwear range with Gabrielle Urquhart, titled In’A’Seashell. She also became the new face of the sports brand Umbro in March 2019. In April 2020, it was announced that she would be launching a documentary with BBC, detailing experiences of racism and colorism in the United Kingdom. In November 2020, she released a style edit collection with ASOS, a British online fashion retailer. Later that November, it was announced that she would be making her professional acting debut in the Christmas film Boxing Day. In December 2020, she won the Equality Award at the Ethnicity Awards, along with band member Jade Thirlwall; they were recognized for their work towards racial equality in the UK.
In March 2021, it was announced Pinnock had signed to Taps Music to focus on her solo career. She stated her intent to pursue her solo projects alongside her Little Mix commitments.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock Age
She was born on October 4, 1991, and raised in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. She is of Barbadian and Jamaican ancestry.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock Boyfriend
She is currently engaged to her fiance Andre Gray who is a professional footballer playing as a striker for Championship club Watford and the Jamaica national team. They began dating in 2016 and became engaged on their four-year anniversary on 28 May 2020. On 4 May 2021 on Instagram, Pinnock announced that she and her fiance Andre Gray are expecting their first child. Between 2013 to 2016, she was in an on-and-off relationship with footballer Jordan Kiffin who she met at a release party for Little Mix’s single “Wings”.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock Parents
She is the daughter of Deborah Thornhill, a teacher at the Harlington Community School, and John L. Pinnock, a mechanic, both who filed for divorce in 2009.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock Siblings
She is the youngest of three children. She has two older sisters Sian-Louise Pinnock and Sairah Pinnock.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches tall.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock Instagram
Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s Instagram account is @leighannepinnock.