Who IS Alexis Neiers, Anyway?

Reality TV is getting a new potential sociopath we’ll love to hate: Alexis Neiers, star of the E! show “Pretty Wild,” airing on Sunday, March 14. “Pretty Wild” will star 18-year-old Neiers, her sister Gabby, 15, their friend, Tess Taylor, 19, and the mama bear of the Neiers clan, former model Andrea Arlington. But what starts out as just another party-girls-of-L.A. reality show turns into something different when Neiers is busted as a “Bling Ring” burglar who robs clothes, jewelry and cash from the homes of celebs like Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom. Ruh roh!

After the jump, more deets about Alexis and a clip from “Pretty Wild”… FAMILY: Even though Tess Taylor is described as the “oldest sister” in the Neiers family and Alexis calls Tess her “twin sister” on her MySpace page, Tess is actually just a pal who lives at the Neiers home. (Her real name is Tess Adler; Tess Taylor is a stage name.) The mother of the Neiers clan, Andrea Arlington, is a former Playboy Playmate — she claims she modeled lingerie with Cindy Crawford in the ’80s, too — who is now a “holistic healer. Father of the Neiers clan, Mikel Neiers, is a former director of photography for “Friends.”

CREW: Vanity Fair ran an article this month on how Alexis and friends were busted for a “bling ring,” a group of 18- and 19-year-old burglars who broke into the homes of celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson, and Audrina Patridge.

Alexis also boasts on the E! website that she once had her fake ID ripped up while doing a shot with Paris Hilton (implying the two are pals) — but that’s kind of weird because the “Bling Ring” broke into Hilton’s home several times. Neiers, by the way, has denied any involvement in the “Bling Ring.” “I’m a firm believer in Karma and I think this situation was attracted into my life because it was supposed to be a huge learning lesson for me to grow and expand as a spiritual human being,” she told Vanity Fair. I see myself being like an Angelina Jolie but even stronger, pushing even harder for the universe and for peace and for the health of our planet.” Other members of the “Bling Ring” allegedly include Nick Prugo, 19; Rachel Lee, 19; Diana Tamayo, 19; Courtney Ames, 19; and Roy Lopex, 27.

CAREER: Before starring in “Pretty Wild,” Alexis was a student at Indian Hills High School, an alternative/continuing education school in L.A. On her MySpace page, she says she is a full-time model and actress, as well as a hip-hop, pilates, and pole-dancing instructor. (On her profile under the name of Alexis Arlington for ModelMayhem.com, Alexis says, “I will NOT do nudes, but I WILL do implied.”) Alexis, who also claims to have a secret talent for singing opera, told Vanity Fair, “God didn’t give me these talents and looks to just sit around being a model or being famous. I want to lead a huge charity organization. I want to lead a country, for all I know.” Running the country might not happen for Alexis, though, because she and Tess Taylor can be seen sucking face with each other in the straight-to-DVD film “Frat Party.” Taylor, by the way, is a former Playboy Cyber Girl.


  • Tess claims Alexis once “got bit on the vag by a spider,” so she carried her over her shoulder to the ER. Fascinating!
  • Alexis identifies herself as a Buddhist on her MySpace page.
  • Her favorite author is New Age-y dude Deepak Chopra.
  • Alexis has a Twitter handle — xoxaarlington — but has not tweeted since May of 2009.

This clip from “Pretty Wild” does not make the show look too appealing — they seem like a poor man’s Kardashian family to me — but if we know anything about America’s love of “bad girls,” Alexis Neiers is set to be a big star.

[Vanity Fair, New York Times, E! Online]