Leilene or Smiley, as she was called by Flavor Flav on season one of Flavor of Love, hails from the Philippines where she grew up on a farm with her grandfather. To keep her from becoming too much of a tomboy, her mother enrolled her in ballet classes, which later came in handy when she became an exotic dancer after dropping out of high school. A single mother of three, she makes a living as a Las Vegas stripper. She later became one of thirteen hopefuls in the reality etiquette show, Charm School, where she finished as runner-up. She soon embarked on an acting career, appearing in movies like Killer Hoo-Ha!, Hotel California and the TV movie Paul Mooney: It’s the End of the World. She also competed on the second season of I Love Money, getting eliminated on episode 3.
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