Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga, better known as Lea Salonga is among the internationally known Filipino who excels in their chosen path or industry. As one would remember, she slayed the iconic role, Kim, in the musical, Miss Saigon. But before going to Broadway, Lea first succeed in her studies here in the Philippines. She graduated as the Batch Valedictorian during her high school at the O. B. MOntessori Center. And having the real passion for music and performing, she studied at the University of the Philippines College of Music’s Extension Program. But when she got casted in the musical, she left all these. She just continued her studies at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center where she took two courses. Indeed, Lea is more than just her voice, but is woman of beauty and character also.