Alexis is Playmate of the Year

By SAMEER NAIK Time of article published Jun 8, 2013

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Johannesburg - If you ask Alexis Fox when she feels most comfortable, she will confidently tell you it is when she is nude.

So it comes as no real surprise that when local men’s magazine Playboy went searching for women to feature in their October edition last year, Fox jumped at the opportunity.

“I have wanted to be a Playmate since I was young,” said Fox. “I remember looking through magazines and seeing all the beautiful women; how confident they looked, and all the things they hoped to achieve in their lives.”

As it turns out, the people at Playboy loved Fox and she was chosen as playmate of the month for October and featured on the front cover.

She said it was one of the best moments of her life.

Now the 28-year-old from Durban has more to celebrate. This week named her Playboy’s playmate of the year.

Fox beat 11 other playmates to the title.

Fox, who moved to Durban only two years ago from Miami in the US, took over the title from last year’s winner, Jade Fairbrother.

Speaking to the Saturday Star this week, Fox said she had been thrilled by the news.

“I am so overjoyed and ecstatic. This is by far the best achievement I have had so far,” she said.

Fox, who moved to South Africa to pursue her dream of modelling, said she had enjoyed posing for Playboy.

“I enjoyed every moment of it, they were so professional on the shoot and they made me feel so glamorous and beautiful. I loved how beautiful I felt. The photographers have such an incredible eye and really make you feel classy and sexy.”

Although it was Fox’s first nude shoot, she said she had never felt more comfortable in her life.

“I wasn’t nervous at all. I have always been comfortable with my body and with nudity. I went nude for both of my shoots. I actually feel the most comfortable when I'm nude.”

Fox will receive several prizes, including a trip to the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles. Fox says she cannot wait to meet Playboy owner Hugh Hefner.

“There is quite a package including jewellery, vacations, as well as a trip to the mansion. I cannot wait to meet Hef. I am already planning my trip out there next year. That man is a legend.”

Fox believes that being voted Playmate of the Year will help her modelling career in many ways.

“This title will help to elevate my status as a model to bring me the type of clients that I would ideally like to work with.”

Fox said her family had also been very supportive of her posing for Playboy.

“They have been so supportive the whole time. It’s wonderful to have them be proud of my accomplishments.”

What can we expect from Fox? “There are things in the works, so just keep your eyes and ears open. This is just the beginning for me.”

Last year’s Playmate of the Year, Fairbrother, said there was no one better to take over the title.

“Alexis is beautiful, smart and highly charismatic, with a sterling personality which I thoroughly enjoy.

“She had stood out as a great leader and ambassador for a long time before the competition had even started.”

Saturday Star

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