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Alexia "Lexie" Mbolo - Dancer, Entrepreneur, Makeup Enthusiast, & Global Health Advocate

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The female soldier moved to the United States about 10 years ago and ever since, she has efficiently made the States her home while maintaining a true pride in her Cameroonian roots. At just 4 feet 11, National Guard mechanic Alexia only just meets the military height requirement, though her Instagram reveals a personality that’s bigger than life: Asides from being a soldier, Alexia is also a makeup Artist, a dance instructor, an occasional seamstress and a public health advocate. In an incredible way, she has managed to incorporate all activities and passions into her very busy life; turning some of them into lucrative businesses. For instance, As a makeup artist, Alexia had a bitmoji created in her image after she won a L’Oréal competition in Spring 2016. In everything she does, Alexia wishes to empower women and young people with tools that will help them believe in their own potential and become the better versions of themselves.   This philosophy of empowerment landed her a feature in Vogue Magazine on the topic of the new Army female hair regulations and their impact on Black female soldiers. This feature is still for one of her proudest moment not only because of its relevance but also because through that article, she was able to empower Female soldier from other branches for change. And that was one of the reasons why she joined the force 4 years ago: To empower her comrades in every situation. 

Below is the link to the vogue Magazine: 

https://www.vogue.com/projects/13535484/army-ban-on-dreadlocks-black-servicewomen-military-natural-hair-portraits-twists-braids-afros/