"I started modeling when I was young, my mom posing me at 8 years making comp cards and pushing me further. During my young adulthood many changes happened in my life which has made me the woman I am today. As hard as life comes at us we have to push that much harder to move forward. I embrace my past struggles and realize the sacrifice and pain we go through can make us so much more than we ever imagined."
Acting, Modeling, coaching, styling, theme creation, strategy management, technical adviser for small arms usage, technical adviser for heavy duty weapons, technical adviser for military operations and tactics, hand to hand combat, aggressor take down, women's self-defense, and focuses in boxing, judo, jiu jitsu and Marine Corps Martial Arts program and close combat expert.
I could tell going into this interview that we'd have an interesting time. Separately these two are HOT - but together - they are on FIRE!!!
Donya: Hello Alexis and James, and welcome to DayReader Reviews. It's a pleasure to have you both here today. This will be slightly different. Both of you can answer if you want to. Please tell us about your body. Just teasing, how about your workout schedule?
Alexis: That’s always a fun question I actually just use James as my workout equipment, besides that I try to eat healthy and make better decisions each day with what I intake into my body.
James: That’s always a common question, I’m pretty sure that I spend more time at the gym, then I do anything else, EVEN SLEEP! I do fasted cardio in the morning for anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hr. Then I have a few meals and head back to the gym for whatever the body part of the day is.
Alexis: No I haven't, actually this is my first and I am honored cannot wait to get a copy.
James: Yes! I have 6 covers under my belt. Only 2 are out yet, but make sure you watch my pages for all the great reads!
Donya: OMG! Alexis, we'll get you a copy ASAP! James, we need pictures, you know, so we can drool!!
Donya: What “characters” do you think your images would fit? (i.e. fireman, MC Club, mob boss, cowboy, DayReader’s love slave, opps that wasn’t supposed to be in there-sorry about that Alexis.)
Alexis: Hahahaha well I do try to be diverse in what I can fit. I am an Alpha female by nature so I gravitate towards those roles, but I like to also show the softer side of me.
James: Alexis makes me laugh, she’s definitely a strong female, and I’ll leave that right there.
Donya: Alexis, I always love the Alpha female characters! James, just as your books inspire authors, has any other model or actor inspired you?
James: That’s a great question! I get inspired by so much, my one inspiration is probably Christopher Reeve, he’s iconic and I try to think of him at every shoot.
Donya: Christopher Reeve? Just curious - if you were cast in the Hollywood movie, what kind of role would you want to play, and why?
James: That’s easy! I’d want to be Superman! He’s an American and world icon.
Donya: I KNEW IT!!! Superman is awesome! Alexis - James, what do you think is your best feature?
Alexis: My Boobs!!!!! Lol just kidding I think my eyes are my best feature. I get told a lot how pretty of a color and vibrant so I like to play off that with my makeup. I think James will tell you it’s my lips ooops I mean my smile.
Donya: What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Alexis: That is definitely being a mom. Who knows where I would be today if he didn't give me that extra push in life. I am so lucky to have an amazing son who is caring and intuitive. Watching him grow and be a good man makes me feel like I did one thing right for sure in this world.
Donya: As a mother, I would say that is a wonderful accomplishment!
James: WOW, I’m not sure I can follow that up. I will say that leading United States Marines is probably my biggest accomplishment. I miss my Marines both past and present and not a day goes by that I don’t think of them.
Donya: James, I think we just fell in love with you more. Thank you for your service. Alexis, what made you want to become a model?
Alexis: I started modeling when I was about 8, I think I still have the photo and will share it with you. Nothing major till teenage years and did a few publications. I took myself out from in front of the camera as the time you had to be stick thin and look half dead (no offense Calvin K.) and helped others. Got married, had a kid lived a normal life building my career then got placed in front the camera again and it just shot off much more than I imagined. It’s nice there’s the market for your average kind of gal.
Donya: What was your first job?
Alexis: Subway I make great sandwiches
James: I was a busboy at my Uncle’s Restaurant aptly called “Tucci’s”
Donya: What's your next project?
Alexis: James and I have put together a fun series. We will be releasing over the summer so keep a look out!!! Can’t give out too many details keep the suspense alive….
James: WAIT a second…..we are????? See she tells me nothing….
Alexis: He just does as he is told.
Donya: LOL! I love talking to these two! Do you consider yourself a romantic person?
James: ABSOLUTELY, I’m intense, about pretty much everything….I have two speeds, 0 and 100mph. That’s a conundrum enough in my personal life, let alone my public one!
Alexis: I am the opposite I am lucky he carries all that.
Donya: What's your favorite love story? (movie or book)
James: THE NOTEBOOK
Donya: What’s your favorite line from any movie?
Alexis: Nobody puts baby in the corner…. (Total Swayze fan)
James: For the record she responded to that while she was sitting in the corner…….my favorite line “It’s not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can GET hit and keep moving forward, how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward.
Donya: If we Googled your name what would we see? Would there be any risqué pictures?
Alexis: You would most likely see my modeling portfolio or my business relations with my career. Nothing risqué I really try to hold myself to a high standard and show models you can make it without being naked.
Donya: How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a tootsie pop?
Donya: If I wasn't afraid I would _________ (What?)
James: NOTHING ACTUALLY, I have a tendency to specifically do what scares me….that gets me in a lot of trouble sometimes
Donya: Someday, I want to _________ (What?)
James: Be a father
Donya: Do either of you believe in love at first sight?
Alexis: No I believe love is created between experiences shared and the struggles you push each other through and support. Love is waking up and feeling at peace, love is hate as you can’t stand that person at times, yet also can’t stand to be without. Love is love and there’s the moment it fills you and you know it’s there.
James: Loves lifts you up where you belong…all you need is love….I won’t sing…Seriously though, I believe love is the most powerful thing in existence, I’m a hopeless romantic and honestly the last 6 months have tested my belief in it…however it is relentless and you can’t stop a feeling right? To love and BE loved is the most incredible force in the world.
Donya: What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike?
James: I have a “special fork” that every time I eat, I try to use (unless I’m going out to eat).
Donya: If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?
James: I think it would probably be a little of everything….in my few years on this planet, I’ve seen drugs, sex, rock and roll, war, technology and stuff that to this day, I’m still wondering about….
Donya: If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be…
Alexis: A Ninja
Donya: If you could live anywhere on this planet, and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live? Tell the group about your choice.
Alexis: I’d live off a beautiful island near a white sanded beach. Listen to the waves, lying out and seeing palm trees for miles. My son is a water baby and loves the ocean. I highly respect it as we do not live in there and the creatures do not live on land. It’s calming to me to know there is so much of this Earth we do not know of and many of it is out in that water.
James: She pretty much just nailed it….I love the Caribbean…and hopefully one day go back
Donya: If you were a genie, what wish would you absolutely not grant?
Alexis: Gift of beauty…. Who am I to define it much less anyone else? We all have such beauty in many different ways and you could never grant that appropriately.
James: I’ll have to think about that one.
Donya: If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? (can't ask for more wishes)
Alexis: My first would be to remove the negative, dirty, horrible thoughts in everyone’s mind in the world and replace them with positive, confident and peaceful minds. My second wish would be to have a large beautifully furnished property in every state/providence there is in the world. (I could always use them for when I travel, family, growth of funds, helping others and many other things.) The third would be for my bloodline, for them to be successful and live long happy lives.
James: To be Chris Hemsworth….have all the power of Superman…..and be dashingly good looking….
Donya: Favorite place to eat?
Alexis: At home. I like when we cook and hang out and have our movie time.
James: There’s a place in Biltmore, that I absolutely love…It has the most amazing Hawaiian BBQ steak, and off menu spicy thai tuna roll
Donya: Name one funny trait you have, that you would like others to know.
James: I’m a huge goof ball….
Donya: If you turn into your partner for a day, what would you do?
Alexis: Ummm hahahaha well let’s see probably pose in a mirror giggle and laugh as I do the helicopter and then get dressed to go arm wrestle people all day for money. Hahaha I love being a girl I wouldn’t make a good man.
James: I would never leave the bedroom…..next question
Donya: If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
Donya: Alexis, do you have any tattoos?
Alexis: TONS!!!! I have most my back covered to my bum, then a few scattered ones and my sleeve. Each one of them is very important to me. It represents the four elements, a journey and each color picked for every flower is a person I care for deeply. It is my art to the world and I hope people enjoy it.
Donya: WOW, it's GORGEOUS!! What is your drink of choice?
Alexis: Vodka Sprite with Cherries and Limes reminds me of Shirley Temples I would drink when I was little.
James: I don’t drink…
Donya: Tell us something you hate doing. Why?
Alexis: Dishes and Laundry, I will leave laundry forever to hang and I’m lucky I cook so James does dishes.
Donya: Name one thing that drives you crazy.
Alexis: Wire hangers, since I was little I couldn’t stand them felt so dirty. LOL my mom make fun of me and call me Joan Crawford.
Donya: HAHAHA!! I'm the same way. What's the one thing, you can't live without?
Alexis: My wit, it makes me who I am today and I can get a few good jokes in using it.
James: She’s lying…it’s really me….
Donya: What takes you out of your comfort zone?
Alexis: I try to remain a confident classy gal. It can take a lot to get me to be uncomfortable but I have James who is there for me and is my body guard in everything in life. He makes it easy to make any situation safe and comfy.
James: Honestly….addiction….it’s too close to home
Donya: If you could date any celebrity, who would it be and why?
Alexis: I only have the ok for Chris Hemsworth. I don’t think we need to explain why right ladies?
Donya: YES!!! I'm right there with you Alexis!!!
James: Why do I need that?
Donya: Describe your ideal romantic date.
Alexis: A surprise, I can be controlling (go figure) so I tend to make plans or want to know them. Something quiet like a nice night out at the lake or park. Have a little picnic and just lay next to each other. Sometimes your hearts will talk without you speaking words.
Donya: What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Alexis: Arms, I like big arms to hold onto.
Donya: Who is your best friend? Tell us about him/her.
Alexis: My best friend is Corina. We have known each other for over a decade now and always been by each other’s side. Her family treats me as their own and her brother I went to high school with. I am lucky to found a friend like her - loyal, honest and respectfully supportive.
Donya: If you could have an unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?
Donya: Alexis, it's a good thing we don't live closer to each other. We'd probably do some damage to the stores. For both of you - if you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Alexis: Invisibility… we always say, man I wish I could be a fly on that wall.
Donya: If you can be a Disney character, who would you be and why?
Alexis: I am always referred to as Snow White. Funny I don’t think I look like her but apparently I pull it off well. I would have more picked the villain Queen personally.
Donya: Tell us something nobody knows about you.
Alexis: I’m naturally a blonde.
James: I use to be 132 pounds
Donya: (I know you can't see me right now but my mouth is hanging wide open!!!) Okay, Alexis, what is your favorite quote?
Alexis: “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness, I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.”—Al Capone
Donya: Of all of the Gilligan's Island characters, I am most like (and tell us why):
Alexis: The professor - he’s sexy, stays cool, and without him they be dead.
Donya: LOL!!! LOVE IT!! Okay, this question is for both of you. Can you comfortably eat in a restaurant by yourself? Go to movie?
Alexis: Yes I am happy to be with me. We all need that alone time I think.
Donya: Sing in the rain or dance in the streets?
Alexis: Dance in the streets. James will actually grab me randomly and begin to slow dance… Store or a shoot we are on. It always makes me smile.
James: That I do….I’m no Patrick Swayze but to me there’s something very sweet about two people dancing…although I love the rain…so maybe we could dance in the rain in the street???
Donya: Oh my!! That is so freaking sweet!!!! Alexis, do you have a nickname?
Alexis: They used to call me Sexi Lexi in 3rd grade. I had no clue what that meant but would hate it. Now I can appreciate being called that. The other my family calls me is Tex. When I was a little girl in a restaurant the waitress asked me my name and I said I’m Alexis Jennie Texas!!!!! Apparently I was working on my stage name.
Donya: What music are you listening to?
Alexis: I listen to all types but I stick with today’s hits to get a variety.
Donya: Okay, from one country girl to another, have you ever gone cow-tipping?
Alexis: OMG I can’t believe this is on here. Yes I have. What can you say? I’m a girl from Montana you get dared to do some crazy things.
Donya: Do you do dance crazy when no one is looking?
Alexis: I dance crazy when everyone is looking.
Donya: Do you like to sing in the shower?
Alexis: No, I am a horrible singer I’d scares dogs away.
James: I always sing…even though I’m tone def
Donya: At the beach would you rather play in the sand, or play in the water?
Alexis: The sand I love Earth and its warmth.
James: A little bit of both
Donya: Do you scream on roller coasters? Do you lift up your hands?
Alexis: I do both... what’s the point otherwise!!!! I love the fear adrenaline.
Donya: Would you rather see a movie at the theater or at home on DVD? Why?
Alexis: At home so I can lie out be comfy, pause to pee, and eat whatever I want. Plus, I get to snuggle up next to that big guy.
Donya: Dang! Alexis, I like the way you think! James, movie at theater or home on DVD?
James: Depends, if it’s a Superhero, Rocky or Star Trek/Wars movie in the theater…everything else Blu Ray…in fact Inception is on right now.
Donya: Can you fake any accents?
Alexis: I think I can but I am quite sure it’s more humorous than anything.
James: You’re about to find out in the upcoming movie I’m in.
Donya: James, you must not tease us!! Now we have to find out more about this movie...what do you mean I have to wait...FINE...Next question because inquiring minds must know - Car, Truck, Jeep, or Motorcycle?
Alexis: Car. I love my little zoom vehicles.
James: I’ve actually owned or own all of the above..
Donya: If you could have picked your own name, what would it be?
Alexis: Veronica Elizabeth King!!!!!
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