Leshawna can either be a powerful ally, or someone's worst enemy, depending on the person. She is loyal and sassy, yet also can be affectionate and caring. If shown respect, she will reciprocate it indefinitely. Leshawna tells it like it is, and has no fear whatsoever of calling people out on their mistakes. However, she is not one to be messed with, and will not hold back on someone who has wronged her. She will not hesitate to get physical if the matter calls for it, especially if her weight is the topic of discussion. She is not above revenge, be it on her own behalf or that of a friend. She is extremely street-smart, with her vocabulary covered in slang while calling her fellow contestants nicknames such as "Baby", "Honey", and "Sugar".
She also isn't the worst at forming insults if need be, especially when it comes to Heather and Alejandro. She is good at certain physical competitions and has proven herself to be skillful during challenges, even though sometimes her large size can hold her back. Leshawna loves to dance, though the others (except Harold) do not take pleasure in watching her do so. While not on Total Drama, she volunteers to better the lives of other teenagers less fortunate than she is. A goal of hers is to one day open her own community center. In Total Drama Action, Leshawna is revealed to never cry, a fact which her team uses to expose a lie.
When Leshawna arrives in Not So Happy Campers - Part 1, she greets everyone and tells everyone that she came to win. Harold gasps at the sight of her and when she begins talking to DJ, Harold comes up and calls Leshawna "real big", and "loud". Leshawna is angered at this comment and attempts to attack Harold, but DJ and Bridgette immediately restrain her from doing so. Later, when Cody arrives and begins flirting with some of the girls, she tells him to save it. She is put on the Screaming Gophers. In Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, Leshawna begins a major conflict with Heather. It started when Heather refused to jump off the cliff just to avoid getting her hair wet on international television, which causes Leshawna to demand her to jump. After insulting each other about their livelihoods, Leshawna throws Heather off the cliff and into the safety zone before she jumps down herself. During the hot tub party, she does a victory dance along with Owen and Noah.
Leshawna continues to have negative interactions with Harold and Heather throughout the early stages of the game. She is shown to be a bit in the background, until her relationships with her teammates become more prominent, an example being her and Izzy's odd interactions when they are canoe partners in Up the Creek. Things take a turn for the worse in Paintball Deer Hunter, where her blurry vision accidentally causes her to shoot Heather. After apologizing for the situation, Heather snaps at her, which causes her to join Beth in engaging a fight of words and paintballs, which causes their team to lose the challenge. Her friendship with Beth continues in If You Can't Take The Heat..., as the two are paired up with one another for the challenge, and Heather makes sure to make the both of them miserable. With the help of Beth and Lindsay, she is able to lock Heather in the fridge. It is later revealed in X-Treme Torture that Harold acts awkwardly around her, because he has a crush on her, after the haiku letter that was meant for her managed to get in the hands of her friends Bridgette and Gwen. After he admits his love for her, the two share a farewell kiss, before he leaves. After hearing that Harold saw breasts, she turns to Heather, and runs to attack her.
Leshawna makes it to the merge in Brunch of Disgustingness, where it is established that she is heavily aligned with Gwen, and against Lindsay and Heather. When Bridgette enters the cabin, Leshawna and Heather are shown to be bickering about various things, such as Leshawna leaving her clothes around, and the fact that Heather ate Leshawna's food. She then warns Bridgette about how much of a pain Heather is, and after being subjected to it for a few minutes, she chooses to side and bunk with Gwen and Leshawna. The tension between the girls are strong in the beginning of No Pain, No Game, as Leshawna is eating a bag of chips while angrily staring at Heather and Lindsay. Leshawna defends Bridgette from Eva's wrath, and argues with the rage-a-holic about her actions. Eva goes as far as calling Leshawna "thunder thighs", but they stop before things get physical. Her conflict with Eva is heightened, when both of them are the final ones in the challenge, and she wins immunity over Eva. When Gwen told Leshawna what Heather did in the next episode, she told everyone on the island except Trent and Heather to eliminate Heather. Since Heather got invincibility, her alliance eliminated Trent. She realizes Heather's plot much too late, and apologizes to Trent and Gwen for her rash decision. Leshawna attempts to comfort Gwen, and to create a girl's voting block to counter the guys in Hide and Be Sneaky, but is unsuccessful at both goals, with Bridgette going home, and Gwen not fully over Trent's elimination.
Leshawna didn't fare well in subsequent challenges. After not knowing how to build, or ride a bike in That's Off the Chain!, Izzy decides to help her out, which Leshawna almost instantly regrets, as Izzy takes her on a whirlwind of a ride, and both do not end up competing in the challenge. In Hook, Line, and Screamer, she leaves the campfire to get some food. She encounters the killer in the main lodge and runs all the way to Chris's tent with a tray filled of brownies. In Wawanakwa Gone Wild!, she keeps falling into a deep puddle of water while trying to catch a frog.
In Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon. She is paired up with Duncan for the challenge, but they do much more fighting than actual teamwork. For example, they arm wrestle over who is eating the food, and after Duncan cheats, he does it. Leshawna angrily feeds him very fast, giving him hardly enough time to swallow. When they get in the canoe, Leshawna reveals to Duncan that Courtney told her he had a soft side and helped to find DJ’s another bunny. Duncan confesses that it is because he didn't want DJ to go through losing a pet, which he had experienced himself. When Duncan insults Leshawna's weight, she beats him up. Leshawna ended up piggybacking Duncan, and they almost got the tiki idol to the cave, but were scared off by woolly beavers. In the final part of the challenge, they seem to get along much better and complete the totem stack first out of the groups.
Leshawna is mentioned multiple times in Haute Camp-ture and is well-loved by most of the eliminated campers, with Harold, Noah and even Courtney (who admits she had no negative comments to Leshawna) talking positively about her. Despite this, she gets accidentally voted off by the eliminated contestants starting with Katie and Sadie wanting to meet her. This leads to a chain of contestants, which includes Courtney, Lindsay (twice), Izzy, Trent, and even a parrot (twice), to accidentally mention Leshawna's name, to which Chris counts as votes. Due to this, Leshawna is eliminated, forced into the Boat of Losers by Chef, and is sent to Playa Des Losers.In The Very Last Episode, Really!, Leshawna is one of the few who sided with Gwen from beginning. After losing her temper with Heather, she locked her in the confessional after Owen had used it as a bathroom. In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, she hangs out with Gwen and Trent at Playa Des Losers, and admit that she drew a smiley face at the back of Heather's bald head. In addition, she breaks up with Harold, claiming that she was caught up in the moment at the time of his elimination and suggest that they remain as friends. When Chris announce the extra challenge, Leshawna teams up with Gwen and Trent to look for the briefcase. Midway, she stole Chef's ATV to return to the campgrounds and attempt to run over Heather with it, sending the both of them and Harold into the lake. Leshawna returns to shore and attempts to claim the briefcase at the top of the diving board. Eventually, the board broke and Leshawna, along with four other contestants, slides down on the board and ended up in the lake. Because of this events, she is one of fourteen contestants to qualify for Total Drama Action, despite her protest.
Leshawna is shown to still be on good terms with Harold while simultaneously being on very bad terms with Heather. Although she initially shared a bunk with Izzy, as of Riot On Set, she has begun sharing a bunk with Heather, despite being revolted by the idea in Monster Cash. Leshawna is unaware of Harold's distorted views on their relationship, as she thinks it simply was not meant to be. Judging from her reactions as of Alien Resurr-eggtion, she is still highly attracted to Justin. In Riot On Set, she is chosen by Gwen to be on the Screaming Gaffers. Leshawna encouraged Gwen to select Heather, telling her to keep her enemies closer, and Gwen reluctantly chose Heather over Izzy. Her efforts to help the team for the next few episodes are mixed, like when she volunteered to dance in Beach Blanket Bogus, which Harold was the only one to appreciate. Despite their fresh break-up, Leshawna continues to defend and look out for Harold, especially in regards to Duncan.
Leshawna still maintains her conflicts from the previous in this season, mostly with Duncan, and especially Heather. An example of her fighting is in 3:10 to Crazytown, during the horse-mounting challenge where Leshawna again finds herself forcefully pushing Heather off from a high altitude to complete the challenge. This time, however, she is dragged down by Heather simultaneously, leaving them both stuck on a weather vane. She defends Gwen in The Chefshank Redemption when Heather (rightfully) calls her out for throwing the challenge, but Leshawna argues with her about trusting anyone over Heather. After trying countless times to form an alliance with Duncan and Harold to oust Heather in One Flu Over the Cuckoos, she snaps at them for making this so difficult, as neither one of them are interested in the idea. Leshawna ends up working with Duncan for the episode to figure out how the others are getting sick, and after being the last one standing, she pretends to cry to trick the team into giving her the sole reward of going to the spa. Through this, her best cousin Leshaniqua (who takes on Leshawna's Camp TV original prototype design, only with a different color scheme) makes an appearance at the end of the episode as Leshawna rides off in the Lame-o-sine with her, ending the false crying act and now relieved that she's earned a break from the troubles of the Total Drama series.
During the dangerous submarine challenge in Masters of Disasters, Leshawna accidentally tells the Screaming Gaffers that she never cries. Duncan reminds her she was crying pretty hard for the reward, and the Gaffers soon realize that she tricked them into giving her the reward, angering them. Heather lashes out at Leshawna, until Duncan breaks them up and Harold tells them to calm down. Leshawna tries to win her team's trust by letting them use the only working bathroom stall in the next episode, but only Harold accepts the bribe. She starts to drink a lot of Owen's colon smoothies, due to being starving, which ends up causing an issue during the challenge, since she cannot keep her flatulence issues under control. This gives their location away to the Grips, but her team is spared from elimination. In Ocean's Eight - Or Nine, Leshawna's team refuses to let her forget about her lies, to the point where even Harold starts picking on her. Annoyed, she walks away from them, but ends up kidnapped to be locked in the vault. Her team leaves her in the vault for the entire episode, which angers and saddens Leshawna, since she regrets her actions, but does not see it as fair for them to leave her behind.
Leshawna's luck continues to get worse in Million Dollar Babies. After agitating Beth with remarks about Brady, she revealed (via Courtney's PDA) that Leshawna was bad-mouthing everyone to her cousin Leshaniqua during her spa night. In the final challenge, Leshawna improvises a cheer about each and every castmate to clear up the bad air, but her team still loses the challenge, thus leaving her in a dangerous position. Leshawna gets the final award after Harold, Duncan and herself voted for Heather. Before Heather's departure, Leshawna tells Heather that she considers her as a friend, but she said she'll deny it if it ends up on the website. In return, Heather gives Leshawna her wig.
Despite Leshawna getting the cold shoulder in the beginning of Dial M for Merger, and the merge being announced, she successfully aligns with Harold and Duncan. In Super Hero-ld, Leshawna is complaining about the challenge starting early in the morning. As a superhero, she was 'Super Aqua Chick' and had the power to throw water. In this episode, it is shown that she still has feelings for Harold. After a strange swirl of conversation of who is to be voted off, Harold ends up torn between voting off Duncan, for obvious reasons, or Leshawna for her treachery. In the end, Leshawna leaves. Before she leaves, she tells Harold to keep sticking up for himself and to take Duncan down.
In The Aftermath: III, Leshawna reveals that she regrets what she did on the season, and she still loves Harold, but won't let it get past the friendship level. She notices Geoff is a Chris replica and decides to call him out about it. She has no issue with helping Bridgette, Owen, and Heather work together to take Geoff down and return him to his normal self. In the finale, she admits she will miss everyone, but gets impatient with how long it will take to pick a winner, since she wants to go home. She is shown to be in a good place with Heather, as both share their disbelief of Beth's boyfriend. Leshawna questions the finalists about what they would do with the money, which will influence how she decides to vote.
Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special shows that Leshawna and Tyler were in various other reality shows after Total Drama Action, such as "Celebrity Stunt Diving", "You Think You Can Eat That?", "Doctor for a Day", and "Extreme Chess: Pillar Edition". On the set of "Sharp Things Flying At Your Head", she admits she did all those shows for the money. Blaineley then reveals that Leshawna "trimmed down her booty", although she apparently gained back the weight she lost. While on the bus to stop Chris from going through with Total Drama Dirtbags, she is shown to get along with DJ's mom. She also gave up her bra so it could be used as a catapult to attack the Total Drama Dirtbags's bus. Later, her bra saved everyone from crashing when the bra got caught on a branch after the bus fell off the cliff. She was one of the castmates who did not leave to search for help, and later qualified to compete on Total Drama World Tour.
In Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1, Leshawna is among the first contestants to arrive at the airport. When she is in the bathroom, Leshawna notices that there is a camera in it, and expresses her disdain that there is once again no privacy. In the first challenge, Leshawna forms a trio with DJ and Harold, and after being the first to cross the finish line, they are put in Team Victory along with Lindsay, Bridgette and Ezekiel. Despite her efforts in the second challenge (making the boat for her team), the team loses the challenge, but she is spared by receiving the very first Barf Bag of the season. Leshawna starts to become the leader of the team, giving instructions and strategies to her teammates in Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan, and Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better, but despite the efforts of the team, they continue their losing streak, losing friends Harold and Bridgette in the process. Frustrated that her team is now reduced to three (half of what the team originated as), but despite feeling down, the team does not come in last for the first time, placing second.
Around this time, Leshawna grows an infatuation with Alejandro, often complimenting him and trying to flirt with him (unaware that this is only a strategy on his end. Her attraction to him reached a peak in Slap Slap Revolution, where she thanks him for "catching her", flirting with him during the song, Eine Kleine. Her enemy, Heather tries to warn her about Alejandro, but to no avail. Leshawna makes it to the final round of the dancing challenge, but unknowingly loses it for her team when Alejandro tells her to "seize the day", which she decides by jumping off the platform to attack Heather. Her teammates vote her off during the Barf Bag Ceremony, much to her surprise. As she clings to the doorway, Alejandro appears from behind one of the tiki statues. Leshawna shouts, "You!" before he pushes her off. An exclusive clip shows Leshawna parachuting to the ground, complaining about Alejandro and how she should have foreseen his true nature. She then apologizes to Harold for forgetting him. Once she has, landed, the little goat from before attacks her before the camera shuts off.
Leshawna makes her first appearance on the aftermaths in the second aftermath episode, and is introduced third, after Lindsay and DJ. Her slap fight is briefly discussed, but the conversation turns onto Alejandro, where she ends up singing (much to her chagrin) about her distaste of him, and how he played her. She would have preferred to dance, but the others use this as a way to get money from donors. She otherwise spends time with Harold, sitting beside him through the remaining aftermaths. In the finale, she sits next to Beth and vocally discourages and rants about Alejandro and Heather; the two finalists. Despite flipping her off, Leshawna ends up cheering Heather on and applauds for her in Heather's ending.
- View this video for Leshawna's audition tape.
In her audition, Leshawna lists some of her good qualities and tells the viewers to call her if they want her on the show. Then she holds her cell phone and waits for the call, losing her patience when she gets no immediate response.
- View this video for Leshawna's video message from home.
Leshawna's friend, Jasmine, sends her a video log like the other campers in the final five. Leshawna was the only camper who had a video log where their family wasn't in it.
Jasmine begins with her rendition of Romeo and Juliet and then talks about why she should be in season two of Total Drama Island, as though she is auditioning. When someone whispers that she's there to do something nice for Leshawna, Jasmine then offers a signed photograph of her. She somewhat resembles Courtney.first episode of the show: "Leshawna's in the house". In the first phase, Leshawna had an entirely different color scheme, outfit, hairstyle, and a hat.
There was a another design with the same head as the first design, but has a shirt that looks very similar to the one in the final design, a mini skirt, and heels. By the time the original promo aired, she looks nearly the same as her current design; her clothes only looking a little loose-fitting and she has one armband that matches the color of her shirt. Leshawna appeared alongside Lindsay often during the promo; it is uncertain if they were to be best friends or enemies, as Leshawna appears to offend Lindsay in one scene by saying no white girl will win the competition. In another scene, Lindsay is seen painting Leshawna's toenails.
Since Heather did not exist in Camp TV, it's hard to say who Leshawna's rival was supposed to be. The original Leshawna with the hat and the high heels is seen on the "cheesy tabloid fame" magazine that Chris is holding up in the pilot episode. The design appears again in the form of Leshaniqua, Leshawna's cousin, who appears at the end of One Flu Over the Cuckoos.
- She is one of the five characters to give the middle finger gesture, the others being Lindsay, Duncan, Sasquatchanakwa, and a beaver.
- She, along with Geoff and Bridgette, are the only ones to sing an entire song by themselves in Total Drama World Tour.
- Leshawna, along with Justin and Mr. Coconut, was one of only three characters who had no dialogue in the episode they were eliminated in in Total Drama Island.
- Leshawna is the second contestant to try to hang onto the plane after their elimination in Total Drama World Tour, the first being Ezekiel. However, unlike Ezekiel, Leshawna is unsuccessful.
- Leshawna, along with Blaineley, Anne Maria, and Stephanie are the only contestants to wear circle earrings.
- Leshawna is the first person in Total Drama history to win individual immunity.
- Leshawna placed fifth in Total Drama Island, while she was the fifth eliminated in Total Drama World Tour.
- Leshawna is the only contestant from Total Drama Island's final six who has never been a finalist at any point in the franchise.
- Leshawna is the highest ranking female contestant in Total Drama Island to not compete in Total Drama All-Stars.
- Leshawna is one few campers to have their race confirmed; the producers say she is African.
- According to Leshawna's Total Drama World Tour contestant biography, her favorite color is yellow and her favorite food is spicy mango chutney.
- It is also stated in her biography that her favorite movies include dance flicks like "Step In It 3D".
- According to Cartoon Network's Total Drama World Tour website, Leshawna's favorite talent is dancing.
- Leshawna is the first contestant to use the confessional in Total Drama World Tour, after mistaking it for a normal bathroom and the third overall to use a confessional as a bathroom; Lindsay and Owen being the other two, respectively.
- In Before We Die, Leshawna reveals that she wants to become a billionaire.
- Leshawna has been revealed to have certain sensitivity issues concerning food throughout the seasons.
- Leshawna, Courtney, and Harold are the only contestants who competed in the first three seasons to not have an individual cameo appearance in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.
- However, according to Todd Kauffman, Leshawna and Harold were both originally supposed to make appearances along with Tyler, but these were cut from the final release.
- Referring to what Leshaniqua said, Leshawna has never cried in public, but she does fake cry. However, she did cry in public during Riot On Set and Masters of Disasters.
- Leshawna is the first contestant overall in Total Drama World Tour to receive a barf bag full of airline issued peanuts in the Barf Bag Ceremony.
- Leshawna is the only character to be eliminated in an episode without a challenge.
- According to the Total Drama Production Blog, Leshawna's original design might be based on Queen Latifah.
- Leshawna is occasionally referred to by Lindsay as 'LaFawnda' This is a reference to the character with a similar name (and personality) from the movie, Napoleon Dynamite.
- Leshawna's original prototype design (the one with the green jumpsuit) also looks rather similar to LaFawnduh.
- This is further supported with Harold (her love interest) being a direct parody of 'Napoleon', although in the film it is Napoleon's brother Kip who has a relationship with her.
|Interactions with||Everyone | Bridgette | Duncan | Gwen | Harold | Heather | Lindsay|
|Eliminated from Total Drama Island|
|Eliminated from Total Drama Action|
|Eliminated from Total Drama World Tour|
|Bridgette||Slap Slap Revolution||Lindsay|
|Screaming Gophers teammates|
|Beth | Cody | Gwen | Heather | Izzy | Justin | Katie | Leshawna | Lindsay | Noah | Owen | Trent|
|Screaming Gaffers teammates|
|DJ | Duncan | Gwen | Harold | Heather | Leshawna|
|Team Victory teammates|
|Bridgette | DJ | Ezekiel | Harold | Leshawna | Lindsay|