If performance art is something you are passionate about, chances are that you have heard of a young girl named Lexee Smith, who is being touted as the next big star in the dancing world. But then, while some would say that she is a dancer par excellence (which she is, without a shadow of doubt!), a few others would vouch that she is actually a fashionista and a model in the making. And then there are still some others who would tell you that Lexee is more of an actress than a dancer or a model. The list doesn't end there. She is also a celebrated YouTuber and her Instagram account has almost half-a-million followers—sheis an internet celebrity (of sorts) too! How do you sum up someone with such a richly diverse resume? Here is how: Lexee Smith is an all-rounder in the truest sense of the word.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Lexee first rose to prominence during her stint with the famous dance team, 'Latin Flavah.' What made her stand out from the rest of the ensemble were her natural flair, incredible flexibility and unparalleled commitment to her craft. May it be live performances or YouTube videos, Lexee's electrifying presence elevated all the performances she was a part of.
The one fascinating aspect of her flourishing career is that it's mostly self-built. Lexee didn't wait around for any major reality talent show or a top-brass talent agent to discover her. After all, genuine talent doesn't have to go hankering after attention; the limelight finds the talent. Consequently, her fan base is largely constituted by those who are familiar with her work with 'Latin Flavah' or those who have grown to admire her fashion sense courtesy of her social media accounts.
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What Makes Lexee So Special
To many of her peers who follow her on social media, Lexee is a fashion icon who they look up to. She is one of the few who can pull off any look convincingly. So, who's her inspiration when it comes to fashion?
"I get my fashion inspiration from a lot of things!! I like to find pictures online from fashion in previous decades. Pretty much everything in fashion makes a comeback. Another thing I like to do is look at pictures from New York Fashion Week. Every show is pretty much spot on, and the people attending always have a bomb outfit!" confides the 15-year old.
But while fashion is something she enjoys doing, dance is what defines her. The verve, poise and suppleness of Lexee the dancer are something that has an almost other-worldly quality to it. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that despite being good at so many things, she primarily likes to identify herself as a dancer.
After a prolonged and fruitful stint with 'Latin Flavah',Lexee Smith joined the dance group 'LilBeasts' recently. While the focus is very much on her journey as a dancer, the Instagram frenzy over her great fashion sense has paved way for a promising career in modelling and acting, which also she intends to pursue (though certainly not at the expense of her dancing career, she maintains).
Her growing popularity on social media has brought her to the cusp of launching a clothing line of her own, and if all goes well, 2017 could be the defining year for her modelling career. A couple of fashion shorts featuring her are already doing the rounds on YouTube, and have caught the imagination of all the young girls out there.
So, what's Lexee like when she is not busy with her modelling or performing arts commitments? Well, for starters, she loves baseball and enjoys spending her free time hanging out at baseball fields, watching or playing the game. Her two younger brothers, who are also her biggest fans, look up to her for inspiration and she confesses that she very much enjoys the playing the responsible big sister to her siblings.
The family's recent move from Texas to Los Angeles is a step in the right direction for Lexee. After finishing schooling, she hopes to join the reputed Edge Performing Arts Centre in LA. One last word on how she feels about the love of her life, dancing: "I started dancing when I was five! My favourite thing about dance is the feeling you get when doing it! You just feel so free!!" gushes Lexee. Much like her chosen vocation, Lexee Smith has an aura of free-spiritedness and charisma about her, and we expect to hear a lot of great things from her in the years to come.
Lexee's favourite song to dance to is ‘Work’ by Rihanna.