surging news reporter Xu Minghui
"Hello, I am Leona, forever eighteen year old girl, welcome to my live room." On the live broadcast of the fighting fish, Leanna shows her daily life everyday, singing or dancing, or telling cold jokes.
the lively girl with a meatball head before the shot does not seem to have much difference from the anchor of countless video live broadcast. But Leona, who can sing, jump and interact with the audience, is a deaf mute. A high fever in her baby destroyed her hearing and could not hear her voice. After spending eight years in the silent world, Leanna started a long process of learning and speaking. Now she can sing songs and talk about twisters.
relying on her efforts to step into the field of vision, Leona has recently accepted an exclusive interview with surging journalists, laughing and talking about dreams. And her dream is that most people think deaf mute can't do it - become an actor.
How can the deaf mute speak? Leona often answers the questions raised by audiences when she broadcasts live. "My mother is very strong. She hopes I can be like a normal child. At the age of seven or eight, I began to learn to speak systematically, because I could not hear the voice, and I didn't know how to pronounce. You can only use one hand to press your neck, one hand to the teacher's neck, feel the vibration of the throat, and imitate it again and again.
2016 Leena broke into the top 15 of the world's Miss World Tourist Image finals.
it's hard to learn a skill that can't touch the direction of yourself. Leena told an surging journalist that it was too strange to speak even after the initial voice of the Academy. "Just learning to speak is stammered, for example," what are you doing, doing, and doing? " Friends feel tired to speak to me and do not want to play with me. So I got used to being alone and watching TV at home. But self abased and misgivings can not change the reality, mother in order to make me accustomed to speaking, at home are basically no sign language, she feels I eat a little more bitter, the future into the society is easier. I don't want them to worry about working hard to change their mindset.
in order to get rid of stammer, Leanna also went to learn tongue twisters. At the interview, Leona said to the reporter, "go out of the east gate, pass the bridge, a tree jujube under the bridge, take the pole to the date, the green and the red." A date, two jujube, three jujube, four jujube, five jujube, six jujube, seven jujube, eight jujube, nine jujube, ten jujube. "
fluently speaking this tongue twister, Leanna practiced for six months.
now, Leanna is able to hear a little bit of voice outside with a hearing aid, plus lip reading, and there is no big obstacle to communication with outsiders. Leanna also got regular financial work after graduating from school, but it didn't work so smoothly. "Only I am special, or I will feel a little estranged, and then I will feel inferior. I do not belong there."
2016 World Miss deaf contest won the trophy of the Chinese champion.
Leanna said these certificates are all affirmative for her efforts.