What nationality are you? Half Mexican, Half mix of French, Irish, Norwegian, & Cherokee
What does it feel like being an offical KOTC ring girl: It’s definitely an honor! I love being a ring girl because it’s the best way to watch the fights—up close and personal! Plus we’re part of the show and that feels pretty awesome :) Lots of girls wish they could do it so I feel really lucky! I also love traveling across the nation with KOTC and meeting new people.
Best pick up line you’ve heard? Best pickup line? That’s like an oxymoron because they’re all pretty lame! The most memorable (and gross) was “Did you just fart? Because you blew me away!”
How did you get into the whole modeling scene? I got my start back in 2004 while attending Lowrider car shows and networking online. I quickly built a fan base of people who wanted to know who I was and who liked my style. I started getting hired by some popular companies (Reds Hydraulics, Dickies, & Westside Original to name just a few in the beginning), shot with some notable photographers, started appearing in magazines, and from there my network and fan base expanded exponentially in so many directions. I developed a huge following online on sites like cPixel now MySpace. These days my following on Instagram and Facebook is pretty good, but I lost a bit of momentum during the popularity transition of MySpace to Facebook since everyone used to know me as “Mz. Sexia” and not Alexia Cortez at that point. Despite that, I’ve been blessed to be on many magazine and calendar covers, on billboards, in TV shows and music videos, and I have also had so many other incredible experiences and achievements it feels like a dream. I’m also an official Monster Energy Girl.
Describe yourself in one sentence? I am a super-cool, super-smart, super-down-to-earth, just-a-little-bit-loca, go-getting chick that loves rolling with and being the best of the best!
Who is your favorite MMA fighter? I’ve seen so many great fighters during my run as a KOTC ring girl so it’s hard to pick just one, but I have to say Diego Sanchez (who started his career with KOTC) is one of my all-time favorties.
What do you enjoy about Mixed Martial Arts? I love boxing to start with, and MMA is like boxing on crack. MMA is a spectacularly entertaining sport. The kicks, punches, submission holds, incredible display of skill and bravery, and pure adrenaline throughout the matches all make MMA something that you just can’t help but be drawn to.
How do you maintain that amazing body? I eat healthily for the most part, I’d say like 80% of the time. I try to avoid simple carbs, but being Latina it’s hard to stay away from rice and tortillas and pan dulce and horchata and… OK I’m getting carried away lol. I hate working out so I don’t really do it but I’m trying to make it a habit for real this year.
What do you have a weakness for? I love love love desserts and surprises. I LOVE surprises because they make me feel like I’m really special and important.
What 3 things can’t you live without? Eyeliner, fresh pineapple, and my phone.
What’s your sexiest feature? Questions like this always throw me off. I think it’s the way I carry myself! I’m a mix of classy, spicy, and sexy all in one! Physically, I think my naturally long hair is extremely sexy. No extensions here!
If you weren’t a model what would you be? I would probably be a practicing physician assistant. If I could do anything I wanted I would love to be a professional singer like Mariah Carey.
What in store for you in future?Hopefully a beautiful life with a loving husband, 2 or 3 kids, and success wherever it may find us! For now, I hope to continue my success as a professional model and KOTC ring girl.
Where else can I stalk you on line? www.instagram.com/alexiacortez (@alexiacortez)