Ohioâ€™s Queen, Alysa Lexi
â€œItâ€™s absolutely important to have brains along with beauty because if youâ€™re not intelligent you will definitely get taken advantage of very easily in the entertainment industry,â€? Alysa cautions.
Where Sheâ€™s From: Alysa Lexi was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, by two very successful parents. â€œI never wanted for anything as a child and had an upscale upbringing,â€? she tells The Black Star News. â€œMy parents always taught me to value and appreciate what was afforded to me in life.â€?
Alysa graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2005, with a 3.7 grade point average. Yet, her professional modeling career had already been launched by the time she was 18. â€œAs far as modeling, I consider myself successful because I am always being booked and as a result I do not have to work a regular nine-to-five job. I am a fulltime model,â€? she says. â€œI work when I want to work and relax when I want to. I make my own schedule.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s At: One look at her and readers can understand why sheâ€™s the commander in chief of her domain. Although I consider myself successful, I am nowhere near retirement,â€? she laughs. â€œ I have a lot more to accomplish.â€?
â€œI see myself landing a national campaign, but an international one would even be better,â€? Alysa adds. Her many professional accomplishments include a national back to school campaign for TJ Max. Her first national magazine was Black Menâ€™s. â€œMy first international booking was in the British Virgin Islands for Jose Cuervo,â€? she notes. â€œThat was probably the best booking to date because I seriously felt like a Queen out there.â€?
There is another accomplishment sheâ€™s proud of and strongly recommends to others in the industry. â€œOutside of modeling, I also own real estate in Ohio,â€? she says. â€œI bought my first property when I turned 18.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s Heading: â€œItâ€™s absolutely important to have brains along with beauty because if youâ€™re not intelligent you will definitely get taken advantage of very easily in the entertainment industry,â€? Alysa cautions. â€œPlus, you always want to know how to manage your own money so you donâ€™t have to depend on someone elseâ€”when people in the industry learn how high my GPA was in high school and college I automatically have an advantage over other people. The respect level rises; they are nor dealing with your average â€˜Hollywood chick.â€™â€?
How does she make sure she has the killing appearance? â€œThe perfume that Iâ€™m currently wearing is Gucci. I wear a few shades of chanel lipstick,â€? she says.Â Her favorite lip-gloss is MAC. She also wears MAC powderâ€”she doesnâ€™t wear any foundation and sometimes wears Arbonne powder, which is the only makeup the American Model Association endorses. She has many Victoria Secret lotions and body washes.
â€œAs far as clothes, I donâ€™t think you want me to get started, so Iâ€™ll just talk about what I wore today,â€? Alysa laughs. â€œSome chanel 4095B sunglasses, my brand new Gucci purse with belt to match. Joe jeans, Gucci boots, and I honestly donâ€™t know who my sweater was by. When I step out the door, I like it to be like a fashion show.â€?
This woman has practice. In high school, she won the â€œBest Dressedâ€? award. She doesnâ€™t mind paying the extra money for high-end clothing. â€œThey last and fit me so well,â€? she says. â€œItâ€™s just my taste.â€?
â€œAs far as acting, Iâ€™m currently in training. When I start auditioning, I donâ€™t want casting directors to say â€˜Yeah, sheâ€™s good.â€™ I want to knock their socks off.â€? Her goal is to become an A-list actor.
Alysaâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œJealousy is the most pointless emotion because it makes you completely irrational.â€?
Alysaâ€™s Secrets Of Success: â€œWhere there is a will, there is a way. If you truly want and desire something, I believe you can achieve itâ€”you just have to put your all in it and be dedicated 100 percent.â€?
Alysaâ€™s Favorite All Time Three Movies: â€œImitation Of Life, The Green Mile, and Friday.â€?
For readers who would like to know more about this braniac of a beauty, and for professional bookings, please visit MYSPACE.COM/ALYSALEXI or WWW.ALYSALEXI.COM
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