We don’t get to see Asians acting on an African movie set often, but Lalla Hirayama is changing the narratives and the ways things are done. She is on a fast track to building a reputation for herself locally and internationally.
Lalla Hirayama (born 10 February 1988) is a Japanese-South African television personality, actress, dancer, and model. She is famous for her role as one of the five hosts of V Entertainment‘s live celebrity news show on the DStv channel Vuzu.
She is also known as a judge on South Africa’s Got Talent show. She is also known as the host of her show titled Lalla Land on M-net Movies.
|Full Name:||Lalla Hirayama|
|Born:||10 February 1988 (age 34 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan|
|Nationality:||Japanese, South African|
|Husband • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||Kent Blake Henderson|
|Occupation:||Model • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$5 million|
Lalla Hirayama is a Japanese actress who was born in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on the 10th of February, 1988. She is the sole child of a Japanese mother and a Jewish-descent white South African father.
She once revealed in an interview that she was raised in traditional Japanese fashion. Her father is a sangoma.
She was born in Japan but relocated to Australia and South Africa when she was about six years old.
Lalla Hirayama has previously betokened that she comes from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds, such as Buddhism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, etc.
Lalla Hirayama started her basic education at Fairways Primary School in Sandton, Johannesburg. She competed in a horseback riding game in primary school and was named a Junior Horse Riding Champion in 1997.
She returned to Japan in 2001, at the age of 13, after completing her primary education. She learned modern dances, especially hip-hop dances. In 2002, she moved back to South Africa and enrolled at the British International College (BIC) in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
Lalla Hirayama has been involved in a romantic relationship with Kent Blake Henderson for some years now. Lalla is a lovely and beautiful lady, while Kent Blake Henderson is an attractive and strong man. These qualities make the two lovebirds a perfect combination.
On the other hand, Kent Blake Henderson is a fitness enthusiast and a businessman from Johannesburg. Some media houses once described Kent as a fortunate guy to be dating a model such as Lalla Hirayama, owning to the fact that Lalla has been ranked number 14 out of 100 on the list of the world’s sexiest women.
Lalla Hirayama made her first official debut on South African television at the age of 15 as a presenter for E-daily TV’s Craz-e kids time station. After four years, SABC1 unveiled Lalla Hirayama as a live presenter and brand ambassador.
She starred as ‘Felicia‘ on E-prime TV’s time serial opera, Rhythm City a year later. She also starred on E-Axe TV’s series titled “Dark Angels.” During this time, she also debuted in a show titled ‘Scar Tissue‘ on the new DSTV channel Vuzu; she later joined the prime time live celebrity gossip show titled V Entertainment as a live presenter.
Lalla Hirayama was featured in the FHM calendar in 2009 and was ranked number 15 in FHM’s top 100 Sexiest Women In The World. In 2010. In 2011 she moved to the 14th position in FHM’s top 100 Sexiest Women, she has also been featured in the annual FHM Lingerie festival, and she continues to appear in the magazine every month.
Lalla Hirayama has also been awarded the ‘Most Glamorous’ award from Glamour magazine, for the ‘Best Innovative Style’ from the South African Style Awards, and the ‘Most Stylish’ award from the G4 Sports awards.
Lalla Hirayama has built quite a fortune for herself. According to Forbes, Lalla Hirayama has an estimated net worth of US$5 million.
- Instagram handle: @lalla_hirayama
- V-Entertainment show
- Tropika Island of Treasure
- The Hustle
- The AXE Sweet Life
- Strictly Come Dancing
- ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall
- SA’s Got Talent
- Masters of Rhythm
- Miss South Africa
- Rhythm City
- Craz-E Herself
- Scar Tissue
- SABC 1 Continuity
- DJ on Good Hope FM
- Lalla Land
- Zone14 Bianca
- Massive Music