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Our readers would love to get to know you more Alexis. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am 18 years old, I started modeling when I was 16. My home is in Florida. I am working in LA at the moment.
Alexis, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
Of course I want to be a super model!
How I started modeling? I always liked photography and I would always have my mom take pictures of me since I was like 3 years old.
Then I started watching America's Top Model religiously! And the bug hit me!! When I was 16 years old, Wilhelmina had a pop up on Cocoa Beach, Florida on the beach for aspiring models, so I attended. They wanted me to visit the agency and when I did they signed me on the spot.
Who is your inspiration in life Alexis? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in my model life would be Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel.
We all make mistakes Alexis, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
A time I had wished I had handled myself different would be at a photoshoot where I felt like the photographer was pressuring me to be risque. The photos he wanted to shoot were not in my best interest and I felt very uncomfortable. The next day I asked him to please delete the images.
Alexis ,when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I work with a model agency, Wilhelmina LA, and I let them advocate for me. My goal is to always deliver excellent work for the clients, so as to always to get repeat work from them.
Please tell us Alexis, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
As far as being strategic it all goes into day to day planning. I have a schedule I adhere to in order to accomplish all my goals for the work week.
Alexis, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Oh my, I really do not have a time that I had to persuade someone to see things my way at work because it takes a team to achieve the required completion of a job. We all feed off each other and that usually smoothes out the whole process.
Alexis please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
OMG, this just happened! You might not think I am shy, but I am. I just shot my first commercial and for the whole week up to the day of the shoot I thought I would explode from worry. I am always nervous when I have to do something that I have never done before. My mom always tells me to feel the fear and do it anyway. Meaning, you are expected to be nervous but it never turns out negative like you imagine it will. After I completed the shoot, I was so proud of myself, the whole staff and production people all gave me compliments and told me what a great job I did. I was so happy!
Alexis, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I get very creative anytime I am in front of a camera. I just try to imagine what I look like through the lenses and go for it.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?
If you have been told over and over that you should be a model or look like a model, you owe it to yourself to explore the career. It's not for everyone, but I have always wanted to model since I was 10 years old.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
My dream collaboration would be with Victoria Secrets and/or Pink! So if you can hook me up that would be awesome! I also would love to shoot for Guess, Wildfox, Brandy Melville, Lulu's, Nasty Gal, and Marc Jacobs, just to name a few :)
Now for the best part Alexis! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photographer: Abe Bermudez