Japan-based American singer Leah Dizon, 22, announced her marriage and pregnancy during her concert on October 15. The announcement must have come as a shock not only to her fans but also to showbiz insiders.
“I noticed that her agent had been carefully choosing jobs for her over the last two months,” says an insider. “They must have known about her pregnancy.”
Other TV insiders noted changes in her behavior. A TV producer says, “When we went to a shrine in Osaka to shoot her promotional video, Dizon suddenly got excited about charms for a safe childbirth in front of a lot of strangers. When someone asked her if she would like to have a baby, her translator looked displeased. He must have known about her pregnancy.”
The surprise announcement also hit the advertising industry. “She was still being groomed as an entertainer and I think she could have got more offers for TV commercials in the next five years,” says an advertising insider. “I'd say her agency has lost at least 500 million yen in product endorsements due to her marriage and pregnancy.”
Meanwhile, the background of Dizon's husband Bun, who is a 29-year-old stylist, is also the subject of controversy among insiders. “He is an ex-boyfriend of Japan-based South Korean singer BoA,” says one. “He and BoA were photographed by a tabloid magazine when they were in a park at night. In the photo, they seemed to be kissing. Bun is really a big hit with girls. Maybe it's because he resembles Johnny Depp.”
At her press conference last week, Dizon asked her fans: “Please don't leave me.” But insiders actually think she should worry more about her husband than her fans. (Translated by Taro Fujimoto)© Japan Today