“Tennis skirts > running shorts.
Going to go run Sadie and tan my belly.”
This tweet is a snapshot in the life of Lea May Currier. We know her better as Twitch sensation, Legendary Lea. Others might know her as the ex-girlfriend of Twitch star, Sodapoppin’.
Although she is known for streaming video games (and looking good while doing it), there is more to Legendary Lea than meets the eye. Let’s take a look at what made her from a gamer to a girlfriend to her own brand.
Long before she captured our imaginations, Lea May Currier was capturing a degree. The California native enrolled herself into the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego).
She graduated UC San Diego Cum Laude. Impressively, the future star would earn a degree in both neuroscience and physiology.
After college, she continued to work and game. She moved to Austin, Texas for a little while before moving back home.
Being back in San Diego surrounded the future Legendary Lea with people she used to play video games with when she was a child. Therefore, this influence started to get the wheels in motion to creating a video star.
Falling down the rabbit hole, Legendary Lea started to stream some of her gaming sessions. Before we knew it, we had a blazing star on the rise and she was hot as hell.
Legendary Lea credits the fact that she has two older siblings (brothers, in particular) for getting into video games. She actually picked up the controller for the first time at the tender age of five.
A couple of years later, it was like destiny started to set in. Young Lea and her brothers found a wallet with no ID in it. The wallet had washed up to the shoreline, much in thanks to the strong current of Lake Powell, coming from Arizona.
Inside of the wallet, lied $500. Since there was no ID, the children abided by the long-followed rule of “finders-keepers.” They took the money and spent it, not knowing they were investing the money into Lea’s future. The Currier Kids bought a Super Nintendo with the $500 they found in the unnamed wallet.
They used whatever was leftover to buy some games. From there, Lea was off to the races and her life was forever changed.
Kicking off the New Year with a new game plan, Lea started her foray into streaming back in January of 2013. During this time, she focused her content around her then game of choice, World of Warcraft.
While the popular game is what got her originally discovered, Legendary lea has since branched out into a variety of different games. She is known to stream everything, including Auto-Chess.
According to Legendary Lea, her first love is EverQuest. After that long-lasting love affair, she turned her sights to World of Warcraft. She credits two expansion packs in particular for keeping her engaged for so long. Legendary Lea claims Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King are the best World of Warcraft expansion packs of all-time.
With her love for World of Warcraft already well-established, some of Legendary Lea’s favorite games to play and stream for her viewers include:
When Legendary Lea isn’t streaming on Twitch, she rents her space out to others. You can regularly stop by and see other up-and-coming female gamers honing their craft and working on their on-air personas.
Lea loves her family. Seeing as her brothers had such a huge influence on her gaming career, she openly expressed her appreciation for them. She also loves her two nephews and four nieces.
The family lady also has her best friend, a German Shepard named Sadie. She loves to feature her Doggo on her social posts and cherishes time spent taking Sadie for walks.
Get your head out of the gutter. We’d like to think of her doing water sports indoors, but she gets outside too.
With Sadie influencing her day-to-day, Lea finds herself outside a lot. This routine caused Lea to fall in love with the outdoors. One of her favorite past times is rock climbing, surfing, and hiking.
Lea is like a fish to water. She was on her school surf team when she was in high school. The California native made Varsity every year she attended.
In high school, Lea’s coach wanted her to captain the team. While Lea was humbled, she had to turn the position down. Regretfully so, Lea is afraid of public speaking. She didn’t feel comfortable taking on a role that would thrust her into the spotlight at such a young age.
She followed high school surfing by taking up the sport in college too. Unfortunately, she didn’t last long on the UCSD surfing team. It wasn’t because of lack of l talent. Instead, Lea focused on her studies. She was an Honors student and didn’t want to ruin her academic with sports. The schedule was far too busy and something had to give. That something was surfing.
This sacrifice paid off Lea academically. During her time at UCSD, Legendary Lea’s work was published twice. She had one piece published in the Saltman Quarterly. Her other piece was shared in a scientific journal. Most notably, Lea was the third author on an analysis surrounding the olfactory bulb receptors. This makes Lea a sort of guru on essential oils and aromatherapy. Sounds like she’d be in for a good rub down!
While she no longer competes in surfing competitions, Lea still stays on the water. Both her parents and her brother has a wakeboarding and jet skiing boat. Therefore, they’re always hitting the water. After all, the fam take a Lake Powell trip every year. However, Lea will be the first to say that she might not be the best option for womanning the boat. She said boating isn’t her strong suit. We just want to see her in her bathing suit.
Being connected with nature has pushed Lea to become more connected with herself. This journey led to her falling in love with yoga at the age of 17.
Lea is certified yoga teacher. She had over 200 hours under her belt that allowed her this opportunity. With that, life took Lea into a more focused direction. She started training for Anusara yoga immersion certification. Legendary Lea has 100 hours of this form of yoga training down.
Lea was poised for the camera at an early age. In fact, the star was even a model from the ages of 10 to 14. Her momager was all about Lea making it in the spotlight. She got Lea an agent. The agent was successful in getting Lea many bookings. However, she had to travel outside of San Diego. To make her dreams come true, Lea’s mom would drive her daughter hours to Los Angeles multiple times per week.
During her time as a model, Lea worked for:
Lea feels K-Mart was one of the best experiences during this time period. As a child, K-Mart needed Lea to get on a plane to film a commercial. This was the star’s first time in a plane and was an exciting experience for her.
Now, Lea is well-traveled. From San Diego to Austin to San Diego again, Lea has been around. She captures all of this travel on her social sites. Here are some of the sexiest pictures of the model turned yoga instructor…and gamer.
As we mentioned, Lea is a certified yoga teacher. While gaming is her main source of income, she has seemed to focus most of her time on yoga. Therefore, a good portion of her posts are around yoga poses. You know what that means? Yoga pants. Yes, please!
Legendary Lea isn’t afraid to show off her best assets. In fact, she did so for Playboy. While Lea didn’t go full on naked like the magazine of old, she sure did invite us to a special look at the parts that would otherwise be on display. The tease of a gaming star made a BTS video that gives a glimpse of her backside. Talk about getting behind-the-scenes.
In the video, she even poses in front of a wooden wall…emphasis on wooden. Make sure to scope out the bikini shots and close-ups. As Lea explained, “I really enjoyed the experience.” Yeah, well, we enjoyed watching it.
When she’s not driving us wild in Playboy shoots, Lea has some legendary cosplay. She looks amazing in Sailor Moon garb. In addition to anime, she likes to dress up as Final Fantasy characters as well. When it comes to cosplay, Lea can switch it up with the best of them. Next time, Lea, less cos and more play!
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