16-year-old Lia, born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario, is the youngest child in her family, and has two older brothers. Both of her parents were born in the Philippines.
When she was ten, she saw a stage production of Annie and from that moment on she knew she wanted to perform on stage like the girls in the play.
Lia looks up to both Sutton Foster and Lea Salonga, and aspires to walk in their footsteps.
In addition to singing, Lia plays piano, guitar, ukulele and drums, but also likes to cook and bake in the kitchen.
Lia says she would be the perfect Dorothy because she never forgets where home truly is, even though she wants to get out and see the world.
Lia has a dog named Bolo and says the primary reason she sings is for her family - especially her mother - and wants them to be proud of her.