Growing up on a farm in Kansas, Karlea fell in love with the arts while performing in the local dance studio where she was active since age five. This led to Miss Kansas Pageants and other nationwide competitions. At age 15, her mother agreed to drive her the 2 hours to Kansas City every weekend to attend John Robert Powers’ School for the Performing Arts where Karlea studied music, acting, and modeling. After attending IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Agency) and winning several awards, Karlea decided to move to L.A. to pursue the arts at just 17 years of age. After many years of development, Karlea has found her niche within Hollywood and music, and aspires to inspire others through her unique pop/RnB mixed style, while bringing along the wholesome flavors of her Chinese-American heritage.