Supermodel turned mystery writer
Former supermodel Kim Alexis on how she ditched the runway for pen and paper
- Duration 10:03
- Date Aug 3, 2012
Former supermodel Kim Alexis on how she ditched the runway for pen and paper
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Aren't so I was in -- and what wasn't it was eighth grade.
My friend Jennifer -- and I would sit there and we would -- make up inspired.
By our next guest -- -- -- -- got so good to have you here thank kids playing that you're such a legend.
And an absolutely beautiful in person you didn't have not -- I can't I don't know I have it I have you know how I -- I hate you wouldn't you still I mean I -- your skin looks fantastic.
There's a lot that goes into it tell us secrets of a supermodel began master I hate you neck and -- I have to say play a lot of denial.
Ideally we'd -- donate shower I don't -- Well anyway -- -- rental yeah I can -- I heard because on.
I remember which one it was there -- -- there was a very famous model until they said.
-- your skin is actually be a beautiful and she uses.
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Part of it is your diet it really is what goes on inside and I worked out so you -- cleansing that this whereas on series freedom like I -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Brought us some started breaking actually never -- I was didn't like elementary school college and I never felt yeah now yeah or resident actually play the travel the travel.
There aren't all of the reason -- here is because you have written -- -- now and besides being a public speaker.
You have a book came out it's called that he starred ad -- -- -- you can be because I -- needed to dive for.
And explain what this is all about I -- want to read the first on the back button and they give you like the little summary.
25 years ago Juliette.
They named -- -- Taylor walked away from her career as a supermodel after a chance encounter with a handsome stranger and it looked at starts like that.
Perfect summary financial strategies about -- -- a little romance in there but it's a whodunit it's a cozy mystery so it's a -- mystery is not -- it's not gross.
I love mysteries I myself read them in my spare time.
I enjoy the funny quirky ones the -- person who happens to run into the dead body and you don't have the description of the dead body but it's just a fun light book are you CSI fanatic tech permanent minority I deaths and Seattle area and -- -- look at you can -- man's -- oh yes so I combined.
The history of a model and what she goes through what she's thinking about and how she feels of certain things because modeling is a silent profession.
If you don't really talk nobody knows what you're thinking is just sort of how you look can -- look at what you're thinking they're two different things right.
The best -- had to take us back a little bit into your modeling.
I mean you you are supermodel you were that you're part of that crew that created or decree that the terms of the -- supermodel Iman really -- yeah Maher yes on.
You know what that life back when -- -- just ending it you can walk in February lighten and you lost on the most beautiful in the world.
Well it was just different back then and I was talking about this earlier on serious radio where there wasn't as much.
Social media center wasn't as much access to getting photos of everyone doing everything -- all -- -- -- asking what I thought that was better back then.
But at the same time and a lot of people -- the self promotion yes it's really difficult I really aren't -- -- -- And a talent would be.
-- -- -- Anyways back then.
There are more covers the -- more ads for hair and makeup and so the girls need.
Because -- -- on the cover was in people's living -- so yeah and so they felt familiar with my face so when I walk around public.
Yeah some I I don't have make -- Bonner I don't my hair is I'm just saying I can't go like.
You you like me you know because I was in their.
Sorry I think I was living rooms so they grew up with me lot of girls thing I currently view them like honey your older than I am I -- -- -- -- -- If -- supermodel our model our our -- you know worker.
Who would be able to go out and enjoy all the perks that they come with being so famous and so beautiful.
You know going until 3 in the morning and then heading to -- now now now I was not I was the one I was happy going to the health club and then eating fruits and you know just.
Soy cheese with you know organic beans for dinner vegetables and a big salad.
Can't hurt me that was -- -- -- -- -- imagine did you get today I don't even one that went after she had babies is still look like -- -- nine months pregnant so gotten.
Can't hit another place I didn't have anything -- been there but those -- five you five cents I have three sons to step daughters and a grand.
I think candidate that's -- have been telling you I just like all the sudden now I have to Wear glasses I don't know what happened yeah.
I put it Ron to get my husband yet it's still yeah hour hotline at an -- is going to be twenty years in January how did you meet him you're running a pretty rapidly yes it was a hockey player and he's works and it mysteries of sports -- -- -- -- -- and Regis did well last year now wanted to get -- and yes that's right yeah -- for you leading now I mean you're you're involved here on the -- and you.
We don't see each other too awfully much -- an -- Pendergraph.
Well it does seem like I'm very -- -- -- -- -- and the -- sometimes it's healthy sometimes we -- each other there's a lot of -- sometimes I can hotel I'd rather read a book and they just said but I'll turn hockey game on because and I feel like them my -- the background you know now find out how many doctors.
-- Ron had two daughters I had two sons and we had a son Noah together.
Are any of these kids Anderson getting into the model in fields might two older sons start well my oldest really started went to Miami tried it out and really didn't like it he really didn't feel like he had success right away and so he walked away he's an evangelist he just loves to really about god well on any surface and gives.
Surf lesson are you -- to recap are you -- very militants.
You know I'm a Christian yes yes and they -- some think -- -- -- have lost -- club or place today for really Dahlia on my middle son is a pro lacrosse player.
Well and a -- athletics and the beauty and your and -- gambling and noah's boat he's he's into those he's intelligent but he also is a great lacrosse players can go to college -- across you know be empty nest.
What is your favorite manner and a people always ask -- what's that mean who's the most interesting interview I know is that there -- I don't know how many times have been asked I'm always like.
OK mine's going to be that's -- I have.
What's your favorite memory of of those those hate gays and being his super model being you know.
Sitting -- -- -- to the grocery store and seeing yourself on approximately seventy are kind of humbling.
What number one I -- once one month hit eight covers on the magazine rack at the same time well and I would be one that could have a bazaar and vogue glamour and madness though.
And also a memorial add an enabling had and -- cover girl -- for some reason I used to -- But I remembered starting to get smug about myself when time and a girl comes up to municipal bond markets since I've been working on your face all day and like oh really like he's Islamic -- -- and I said.
Hi and hello likes money out I -- first of all I'm sure she didn't have to do a lot about our -- all day she worked -- a believer in just.
How do you think my only has changed over the you over the decades I mean that now I don't think the girls are as professional I -- -- -- I mean he's gonna.
Well even this morning I was standing for serious radiant they're like get comfortable have a seat I'm like no we're used to standing not wrinkling her dress -- not millionaire hair.
Because you didn't want -- here yesterday have to redo like if -- done this year well listen you're hearing your shoulders is moving in the right we do it he didn't blow your nose or drink.
Anything after they did your lips so we were more professional and -- -- more aware of and respectful of other people's art on our body.
It's very I don't think that they do that anymore I know it's funny you watch some of these some of these shows where they tried in the can become -- contestant shows -- -- -- -- America's Next Top Model that type -- -- as interesting.
On I was talking with a friend about this actually a couple weeks ago we're watching one of the shows came on.
And the -- that they -- out of nowhere.
A lot of then if -- if you walk down the street you would think.
You know I mean many would think she's street looking when on the along with a little alien likely venue here are some of these people.
Who are trying to cast and they say we want the alien like looking -- girls it's -- -- -- the big eight.
When he's in different features very unusual features as opposed to be classic the classic any of these like you -- the Carol alt left -- to Burlington right.
Condit just -- -- and that economy does I guess I don't know who it just comes and goes for while it was like it an exotic -- bigger lips are.
Yeah I mean let's just put this thing all of them are thinner than we Wear for where the samples like you're -- kind -- weighed down yeah skinny and out of guys every time I ever documented just -- -- younger but now -- say.
No I don't like you know -- ammonia like a little a little voluptuous like sort of Victoria's Secret type of rights day.
So what's your what's your next step when he -- -- be doing after you -- -- -- your -- here you know and obviously keeping in -- you have a hundred children to deal -- I got her husband you're traveling.
What new products coming now I -- it licensing -- person that got speaking agent broadcasting agents so I'd like to have my own TV shows.
Get back out there be able to interview -- pick apart and decide what's good what's important but my main desire is to encourage women in anyway -- -- and we should have we're starting -- entertain Jimmy who wish hadn't come on -- -- again.
Very cool -- inbox so you are hot copy -- your favorite.
-- -- -- -- And that you know -- all the women on fox or hot.
Then every single -- there are very -- and and but that but brains to Megyn Kelly pilot making Mega -- wonderful yeah.
Our access to thank you very much for joining us again the bugs can't be -- should die for and protagonists is Juliette said there -- there for you must go out I had half of my -- right thank you so much for joining bureaucracy -- -- how.