Before Alexis Bellino was raising children, getting plastic surgery and bleach jobs, opening boutique hotels, catfighting with Vicki Gunvalson, forming prayer circles with Real Housewives, or even yachting with Gretchen Rossi and Jay Photoglou she was a Maxim Hometown Hottie!
During one of the first episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County season 5, Alexis’ current husband Jim Bellino tells the other ladies at a lingerie party that his wife isn’t used to doing things like this, implying that she’s a shy, modest, Christian flower who keeps her goods to herself and her husband. Of course, it already looked like a weird statement considering that there was footage not too long before that statement of Alexis being filmed at Tamra’s house wearing a skimpy bikini. Some women with staunch morals simply won’t wear underwear in public unless it’s made of Lycra or nylon.
Anyway, it turns out that Alexis Bellino has a history of being photographed in bathing suits. Reality Tea has unearthed some photos Alexis shot for Maxim in 2003 when she was still married to ex-husband Jeff Barry. She was representing the town La Jolla, California as a Maxim “Hometown Hottie” and even has her own profile on Maxim.com featuring the amateur-looking photographs and some tidbits of information.
The reality star is listed as being 5’7″, 127 lbs. health club manager who would like to be an actress. Her passion? Fitness, and spoiling her two chihuahuas.
People can change quickly, but this looks/seems like a completely different girl seven years ago than the way she’s portraying herself right now. Who’s the real Alexis Bellino?