3.23.2015

CB Loves ALEXIS DUPREY - Miss New Mexico USA 2015!






GIVE THREE ADJECTIVES THAT YOUR FRIENDS WOULD DESCRIBE YOU.


     My friends and family have called me loyal, studious and hysterically funny!

HAVE YOU SEEN "50 SHADES OF GREY?" IF YOU HAVE, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT? IF YOU HAVEN'T, WOULD YOU SEE IT?

     I have. I wanted to see what all the hype was about (and be ready to answer questions like this!).  Everyone can make their own choice to see the movie or not.  However, it wasn't my cup of tea!

NAME THREE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD NEVER DO.

     Harm someone intentionally, lie, be a bully.

CAN YOU LIVE WITHOUT DESIGNER SHOES/ WHY OR WHY NOT?

     Sure.  They are beautiful and I have lots of them, but oh how wonderful not to have your feet hurt! 

DO YOU THINK THAT "SEXUALITY EDUCATION" SHOULD BE PART OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS?

     I do.  Our society now does not usually have the luxury of having parents at home.  That being said, children come into contact with a lot of people like caregivers, coaches, teachers, and other family members.  If they don’t know the difference, then what could have been a warning or a feeling, won’t turn out to be a good situation.  I was the subject of this very situation with a family member when I was 13 years old.  Because I had the knowledge and the tools, I was not a victim.

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WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

     I would really like to have a job in public relations or marketing.  I love to travel and I am interested in working for the airlines.

IF YOU WON MISS USA AND ONE OF THE CANDIDATES TOLD YOU THAT YOU DIDN'T DESERVE THE CROWN, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HER?

     I would say, "I'm sorry that you feel that way, but everyone here had the same chance.  I worked hard for this and the judges saw that in competition."

IS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE IMPORTANT? WHY OR WHY NOT?

     It does matter what you look like.  I do not think you have to have an endless amount of money to buy clothes to be attractive.  Your nature and the way you present yourself define all that.  I think that if you are well-groomed with a pleasant disposition, that is what is important. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT PAGEANTS LIKE MISS VENEZUELA PROMOTING COSMETIC SURGERY SO MUCH? IS THAT A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE EXAMPLE FOR YOUNG WOMEN?

     Again, I think it’s about choices.  If you want to do it, then have it done.  If you don’t, then don’t. 




WHAT IS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE THAT AMERICA FACES?

     Balancing our budget and becoming completely self sufficient.  Somehow, someway, we need to pay back our debt and refrain from outsourcing as much as possible.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF ABOUT THE U.S.A.?

     Democracy and the idea that people have the power to create change.

DO YOU THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE A CERTAIN AGE WHEN PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO RETIRE?

     No, as long as they are capable of doing the job.  The government has already increased the retirement age.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH OLDER PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM ALZHEIMER'S AND OTHER LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES WHERE THEY CAN'T TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES?

     We have had that issue in our family.  The disease and the amount of care is the determining factor.  Sometimes, you have to have professional people to help.  There is no shame in that.  More importantly, what matters is that they are cared for with grace and dignity. 

HOW SHOULD THE U.S. GOVERNMENT RESPOND TO THE THREAT OF ISIS?

     Our elected commander-in-chief and government make those decisions.  Personally, I am heartbroken and saddened by the loss of life and the impending terror.



DO YOU SUPPORT LAWS TO REQUIRE MANDATORY BILINGUAL EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS?

     I was required to take another language in both high school and college. I thought it was a great learning opportunity.  The United States is a country of immigrants and gives students from different backgrounds an opportunity to communicate better.   

PEOPLE SAY THAT MOST PAGEANT CONTESTANTS ARE RELIGIOUS. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE?

     Honestly, I have never thought about it.  If you are, then you are.  I don’t know how you could make a blanket statement about that one way or another.  I don’t believe in discrimination or labeling people at any level.  

WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF AN ETHICAL PERSON?

     Someone with a good character and behaves as such. 

CAN A PERSON WHO WAS BORN A MALE, BUT WHO HAS A SEX REASSIGNMENT TO BECOME FEMALE, BE TRULY A FEMALE IN YOUR OPINION?

     I do think that sometimes people are trapped in a situation that they may not like.  In reference to the plastic surgery issue, same thing, personal choices.  I hesitate to make judgments on people unless I have walked a mile in their shoes.

WHAT WOULD A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER LEARN ABOUT YOU FROM REVIEWING YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK ACCOUNTS LIKE FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER?

     I try not to junk up my accounts.  If is something I am doing for the greater good or just something fun, I’ll post it.  I have so much more that I like to do other than doing the social media thing ALL the time.

WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION?

     Affirmative action was voted into law to “balance” the employment equity.  I am not sure that has been done and I am not sure the “balance” exists as it was intended to do.

COMPARED TO THE 1950s-1970s, WOMEN TODAY HAVE MORE OPTIONS IN TERMS OF THEIR PERSONAL CHOICES AND PERSONAL LIVES. DESPITE THESE OPTIONS, WHY DO YOU STILL WANT TO BE MISS USA?

     For that very reason!  To me, Miss USA is a personal and professional dream.  I've worked hard for many years toward this goal and believe it would, without a doubt, allow me to network my way to bigger, professional platforms.




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Thank you, Alexis, for granting us this interview 
and we wish you the best of luck in Miss USA 2015!


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