Who is Asia Ray?
Call her ‘Triple Threat’ or ‘Wonder girl’, Asia Monet Ray is a true champion and winner. At 11, the girl has everything rolling for her, from dance shows, music videos, on-screen appearances, runway walks and red-carpet glitzy. Born to impress and express, Ray started off on her journey towards stardom and glamour when she was only two. With her dancing shoes on, she first excelled at gymnastics but soon found her real calling in dance. Further honing her skills, she went on to become the youngest winner at StarPower National Championships at the age of five. This marked the start of a legacy. Having shown her mettle as a dancer, Ray championed her talent for singing by coming up with her hit debut venture, ‘Ásia Monet’. In the field of acting too, Ray got eyeballs rolling with impressive performance in several television series and film appearances. Her charismatic personality, undeniable talent, unputdownable spirit and attractive looks have won her a lot of fans from world over. Her social media accounts bare it all – about 1.3 million followers on Instagram, 350,000 likes on Facebook page and over 180,000 followers on her Twitter handle. She is truly a star performer who is sure to take it to the next level of stardom!
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Asia Ray was only two when she put her dancing shoes on and since then, there has been no looking back for this graceful and charismatic dancer. At five, Ray created history by becoming the youngest winner at the StarPower National Championships. She went on to dominate the art form, standing third in the inaugural season of the dance reality show, ‘Ábby’s Ultimate Dance Competition’ on Lifetime. Next she premiered in the super hit dance series ‘Dance Moms’. Dancing apart, Ray ventured into the world of music with her debut album ‘Asia Monet’ that included five original tracks. In addition, she released a ‘Christmas Time’ music video that gained over 4.4 million views in its first year and a cover of Justin Bieber’s ‘I’ll Show You’ that garnered 75000 views in first month itself. And if you thought that this is all, reading further would surely leave you at loss of words. At 11, Asia has already performed live concerts in venues such as Planet Hollywood Las Vegas and Universal City Walk California. On the acting front too, Ray has shown her mettle as an actor. She has worked with some of the best in the industry and gave some stellar performances in shows like, ‘American Crime Story’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. She even featured in the indie movie ‘Sister-Code’ as Young Lexi.
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What Makes Asia Ray Special
There is no denying the fact that Asia Ray is a prodigious dancer. But how many dancers do you know of who are as successful in dance as they are in singing, gymnastics, acting and modelling? Looking at her extensive career profile at the age of 11, you may probably think that there is nothing that Asia Ray cannot do. This probably explains her being ‘special’ and her ‘triple threat’ nickname, for Ray is as accomplished a dancer, as she is a singer or even an actor. After making a name in the world of dance, Asia Ray conquered music with her debut venture, ‘Asia Ray’ that featured five original tracks by this magnificent girl. She has made her presence felt in big and small screen as well by participating in some of the most popular series. She has featured in the indie-flick ‘Sister-Code’ as young Lexi. She even graced the runway twice at the LA Fashion Week showcasing some of the most amazing collection by famous fashion designers.
Asia Ray was probably born to dance. For nothing else can explain her dominance at the art form at just 11 years of age. She was two when she first started dancing and rest as they say is history. At five, she became the youngest winner at StarPower National Championship and at 10, the most popular child dancer Americans and the world know of. The magnitude of her popularity can be gauged from the fact that Asia Monet has her own reality show, a docu-series ‘Raising Asia’. The show sneaked into Ray’s personal space, giving details about her home, family and friends. It also gave her fans an inside view of her personal life, and her journey pursuing a singing and acting career. When not showcasing her talent or dominating the stage with her charismatic self and magnetic persona, life of this pre-teen is exactly like any other girl. She loves spending time with her family and friends and playing her with pet, enjoys swimming, shopping, reading and watching movies. Ray loves art and craft as well. She even enjoys shooting video content for her YouTube channel, Asiamonetray.
Behind the Curtain
Asia Monet Ray was born on August 10, 2005 in Yorba Linda, California, USA to Shawn and Kristie Ray. Her father is a famous professional bodybuilder while her mother is a dancer. She has a younger sister, Bella Blu who is a popular gymnast. Popularly known as ‘Triple Threat’, Asia Monet is an all-rounder who has displayed her talent as a gymnast, dancer, singer, model and actor within just 11 years of age. Ray was just two when she took an interest in gymnastics. Realizing her flair for movement and a natural athleticism, her parents soon enrolled her for figure skating lesson and later dance lesson.
A prodigious child, Ray went on to win numerous awards and competitions in both the forms. However, she developed a deep-seated passion for dancing that stayed on with her. She soon turned to dancing only and within a short span of time, began outperforming dancers twice her age. Such was her brilliance in the art form that she became known as a dance prodigy. Ray made history when she became the youngest winner at the StarPower National Championship. She was only five then. What followed was a starry career that was filled with Ray’s sassy moves and expressive bod. She was second runner-up in Lifetime’s inaugural dance reality show, ‘Ábby’s Ultimate Dance Competition’ and followed this with Season 3 of Dance Moms. For the same, she joined Abby Lee Miller’s elite junior competition team. Her expertise in dance is visible from the fact that for nine consecutive weeks, Ray won every single solo competition she contested in.