Lalla Hirayama is a Japanese-South African TV Host, actress, dancer and model. Best known for her current work as one of 5 hosts of the live celebrity news show V Entertainment on DSTV channel Vuzu as their longest-serving host, a judge on South Africa’s Got Talent and host of her show Lalla Land on M-net Movies channels. She first appeared on South African screens at the age of 15; as a presenter for the daily kids time channel Craz-e on E-TV. After four years, Lalla was head-hunted to SABC1 as a live continuity presenter and brand ambassador.
A year later she played the role of “Felicia” on E-TV’s prime time soapie Rhythm City and as a dark angel on the E-TV show Axe Dark Angels. During this time Lalla also began presenting the show “Scar Tissue” for the new DSTV channel Vuzu, soon after which she joined the prime time, live celeb gossip show V Entertainment as well as becoming a live continuity presenter for the channel.
While on Vuzu, Lalla played the role of “Bianca” on the bio-weekly soapie “Zone 14” on SABC 1 and a few months later she joined the “Tropica Island of Treasure” team and co-hosted the 3rd season, which aired on E-TV alongside DJ Fresh in Phuket, Thailand. Lalla co-hosted the reality hip-hop dance show “Masters of Rhythm” on Vuzu from mid-2011.
In 2009 Lalla was featured in the FHM calendar and voted #15 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women In The World and #14 in 2010. She also featured in the yearly FHM Lingerie supplement in 2010 and is regularly featured in the magazine.
Lalla has won Glamour magazines ‘Most Glamorous’ award, ‘Best Innovative Style’ at the South African Style Awards and ‘Most Stylish’ at the G4 Sports awards.