Alexis Taelman

Name: Alexis Taelman

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Age: 21

Title: Trendsetter/Entrepreneur

Married/Single: single

Kids: none

City you live in: Chandler

A typical day in my life includes…

going to the gym, working on building my brand, finding a new cute healthy place to eat, working on school work for my bachelors degree, creating a look and taking pictures, editing pictures or videos, and then maybe grocery shopping for something to cook for dinner.

I was born…

in Chandler, Arizona.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

is the people. Mostly everyone I’ve been able to connect with is so down to earth. I also love the fact that I grew up in Arizona, I think the environment has contributed in humbling me.

I’m listening to…

my taste in music is all over the place. I can go from listening to Post Malone to Excision to the Beastie Boys. I’m basically always listening to music.

My family…

is CRAZY. There is literally never a dull moment with us. It includes me, my two younger sisters; Lauren who’s 18 and Nikki who’s 14, and my Mom. Even though my sister’s are younger than me we all look about the same age. We’re all really close and we do a lot together and encourage each other in our arts, talents, and careers.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Angelina Jolie because she is clearly an amazing actress but also a movie producer. It would be so interesting to pick her brain on how she became so talented and successful.

One thing I cannot live without…

sushi!! I’d eat it for every single meal if I could.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

(and still want to be) a producer and director and make movies. I started playing with Windows Movie Maker on my mom’s laptop when I was 12. I have an entire collection of little movies I used to make with my younger sisters from music videos to family vacations to short films. They are probably the most embarrassing items I own. However, they are pretty good for how old I was. This passion has only grown since then. I am currently in production of my own fitness videos.

I’m inspired by…

indulging in what other people’s creativity produces. Whether it’s a super artistic picture, music, a movie or a well put together look/outfit it inspires me to create something of my own.

The one person who motivates me is…

my mom. She’s so supportive and always pushes me to be the best version of myself, to pursue my dreams, and to NEVER give up. My mom showed me, by example, to be independent and that woman can do anything they pursue to be against all odds. I don’t know what I would do without her.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

gender equality all over the world. This lack of equality is especially prominent in 3rd world countries. Women are treated as objects and physically and emotionally abused daily. These cultural and religious practices are at the expense of women’s development and progression.

The perfect day would be…

starting off the day at the gym, sitting on the beach in Venice and listening to music with some friends, maybe do a little shopping, and ending the day with some take out sushi and a movie at my house.

My first job was…

working for my mom. She used to own a construction company and I worked in the office. One of my duties included going to part stores to pick up anything we needed for our dump trucks and equipment. Every time I’d walk into one of those stores people thought I was lost lol. This job really opened my eyes to non-equality of woman in many industries.

My favorite escape…

is either the gym or if I’m lucky enough to go to one; raving! Whenever I have a big decision to make or I’m just not having a good day, working out is always the best way to clear my mind and to release any negative energy I may have. It’s where I feel most free and able to express myself without judgement.

My life…

is so blessed. We all have our unique issues and struggles in life but it’s so important to sit back and really be grateful for every little thing we do have and for the people in our lives.

I’m currently working on…

branding myself through social media, primarily Instagram. I’m also working on creating fitness videos to help people that want to get in shape, maintain, and tone their bodies. I plan on doing this via Instagram and YouTube! I will also be releasing my own merchandise, to include some of my photo shoots printed on clothing, as well as, a new launch of some of my fitness designs! Great things….coming soon!

Always…

document. We are lucky enough to capture all our memories in the palm of our hands with our phones. While I do think it’s just as important to be present in the moment and off your phone, we should also take more pictures of life and people we love!

Never…

limit yourself!!! You deserve as much as you BELIEVE you do.

Favorite Quote…

My favorite quote changes a lot because we all go through so many different phases in life. At the moment, it’s “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

Biggest Dream…

to be living comfortably in a house in the hills as a movie producer, fitness guru, actress, swimsuit model and have my own clothing line!! Dream big always!

My Pet Peeve(s)…

when girls put down other girls. Girl power is so real and sticking together is so important! We need to encourage and support each other!!



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