Toya Alexis

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Born

Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Birth Name

Latoya Lesmond

Gender

Female

Biography:

LaToya Desmond, know as Toya Alexis is from Ajax, Ontario. At the age of 16, Toya attended the Hollywood School of Performing Arts. Before auditioning for Canadian Idol, she participated in the Canadian verison of Popstars, which led to a solo recording contract and a guest spot on the song "I Got U" with Popstars band Sugar Jones.



She made Canadian Idols Top 11 as the Wildcard Winner. Her first brush with elimination was the bottom 4 in Top 11 show, but she made it to the top 6.



Following Canadian Idol she was signed by

Farley Flex's Plasma Records, to record her single,"Am I Loving" received radio airplay. She also participated in a weekly series on Canada AM called Toya - Shaping Up For Stardom. In this show,she underwent a 12-week total transformation program.



Debut album "S.O.B. Story" was released in August, 2005, featuring 20 original tracks. Toya is also touring the U.S. with Esthero as the opening act and as a backup singer.