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[Profiles] American DJ Leigh Lezark biography

American DJ Leigh Lezark

Leigh Lezark (born July 26, 1984) is an American DJ and model, best known as one-third of the New York City-based DJ trio the Misshapes.

Lezark was born and raised in New Jersey. She moved to New York City to attend Hunter College and two weeks after beginning school met Geordon and Greg K. They started The Misshapes. The DJ trio toured the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. They have also served as supporting DJs for some of music�€™s biggest stars, including Courtney Love, The Killers, Debbie Harry and Bloc Party.

Lezark has been featured on the covers and inside pages of magazines such as, Mixte, City, Crash, BPM, Vogue (Turkish, American, French, Australian), Self Service, V, Nylon, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Leigh walked the runway for Henry Holland during London Fashion Week. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for the Gap and for Roberto Cavalli for H&M, alongside Jessica Stam and Lydia Hearst. She can currently be seen in the ads for Hogan. The Misshapes also were photographed by Helena Christensen in ads for the ONE Campaign, which works to end world poverty and fight global AIDS.

Currently based in NYC, Leigh and The Misshapes continue to DJ around the world.

Lezark also guest appeared in season two of Gossip Girl. She appeared as a party guest in episode 20, Remains of the J.

In 2006, Lezark appeared on the cover of The Sounds' second studio album Dying to Say This to You and made a cameo in their video for "Tony The Beat". The following year, Lezark appeared in the ad campaign for Roberto Cavalli's H&M line.She also walked the runway for Henry Holland during 2007's London Fashion Week. In May 2008, Lezark signed a contract with international modeling agency IMG Models. In September 2008, Leigh Lezark appeared in an ad for Gap, modeling the classic leather jacket.
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