I'm glad that I don't want to be an actor or a model, because the luck that she has experienced in both professions is remarkable, which might make me envious. It also must make aspiring actors and models envious.
I found an an article that says:
...there's one big reason why Alexis doesn't take her stardom too seriously: She didn't always dream about becoming an actress. In fact, she says that her career just sort of happened to her. When she was 14, Alexis was discovered at a Houston mall and began modeling. During high school she traveled the world as a model...but it wasn't until her freshman year as a film student at New York University that she went to an open audition on a whim and, with no prior professional acting experience, won her starring role on Gilmore Girls.
Imagine that: you're hanging out in a mall, someone affirms your beauty, and then you're sent around the world to model. And then when you get tired of that, you go to a cool school in an interesting neighborhood in one of the best cities on the planet. Then, when you get tired of studying, you decide to audition for a popular television show, and you immediately get the biggest role.
She even recognizes her fortune: "it wasn't a plan of mine to be an actor. It was just something I considered, and then it kind of happened...So it was fortunate timing in a way because it hasn't been a lifelong passion like it is for so many people. Sometimes I wish I felt that way about it--totally enraptured. At the same time, I think it's a great job. And I appreciate it. I'm content with where I'm at right now."
All those wannabe actors waiting tables, wanting to fulfill their dream, and she's arrived, without suffering to get there, or really being that excited about it. And she has the looks too. Can you believe she's Mexican and Argentinian? She looks Northern European--blue eyes, pale skin, and refined features. And she's also fluently bilingual in Spanish and English--that's great.