My name is Alexis Nicole Wallace and I am 23 years of age. My model name is my first and middle name, Alexis Nicole. I was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Woodbridge, Virginia. Modeling has always been a secret passion of mine since 8. I was never vocal about it. The first time I walked down that runway, I felt something different. I felt confidence. The same feeling I feel today when I’m on a runway and/or a photoshoot. I’ve been modeling since 2016. I could of got into it sooner but was lingering onto fear. One day after receiving tough love from my mother, she made me realize that later truly hardly ever comes. Something clicked in me that my fear would scam me out of time and opportunity. I didn’t want to regret not living my dream when I could of, so I tried applying for agencies. I heard nothing back, or it was a waste of my time. Sometimes it can be discouraging when you follow so many amazing models getting shoot after shoot. I had to step out of my comfort zone and ask photographers who I personally knew if they could shoot me. Which is okay! After that, other photographers would find me and want to work with me. Little do a lot of people know, I do everything on my own. I’m my own stylist, makeup artist, hair stylist, all that and then some. No I’m not a professional or think I’m the best, far from it, but it is truly important to be the jack of all trades. I wanted to market myself by knowing all angles of my craft. With the help of instagram, I’ve met some amazing photographers along my journey. The platform gave me an opportunity to showcase my work and network at the same time. I’ve come so far yet still not exactly where I want to be. My experience was definitely a game changer. All it took was that one little leap of faith. I am confident that when I keep going, the right person will notice me.

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Photographer (Victoria Cuje) 
Makeup Artist (Tasia Mitropoulos) 
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