Lee-Zay grew up in Malmesbury, just outside Cape Town, where she completed her primary education. Once she matriculated, she completed her diploma in Somatology at Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch in 2008.
She worked onboard cruise ships as a skincare therapist for two years and returned to the ships for a further three contracts as spa manager. She gained valuable experience during this time which would prove valuable going forward.
Once back on land, she worked at a spa in Cape Town. Being satisfied with what she achieved, she decided to change her direction slightly and started teaching at Isa Carstens Academy for a further five years. Her experience as a lecturer took her to the regional trainer for the Amani Spa group.
She joined Skin Renewal in 2019 and is currently the branch leader at Skin Renewal Claremont.