Photo by Anthony Mair
Her story: “LexRox” has opened for Raven-Simoné in Phoenix, and Charice of Glee and Cody Simpson in Las Vegas. In October, she performed for 7,000 grade-school students at the Rebel Reading Challenge at the Thomas & Mack Center. On Oct. 10, 2010, her 14th birthday, she performed at M Resort to unveil her debut album, LexRox 10, featuring the single “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” which earned her Artist of the Week on KYDZ 1140-AM radio. Her EP Go All In was released in August, and it featured “Runnin’ With the Rebels,” a tribute to UNLV sports, complete with a new video on YouTube. Thanks to play on Internet radio and activity on Facebook, she’s building a teen following, from as far away as Australia and Japan.
School: Bishop Gorman High School, freshman
Extras: While at Greenspun Junior High last year, she started a campaign called “Breakup With Makeup” to convince girls that beauty is more than skin deep. One day a week, her peers were encouraged to ditch their makeup and wear white T-shirts with an X through a lipstick. At Bishop Gorman, she has already completed 31 of her required 100 community-service hours. One of her favorite charities is KLUC’s toy drive; last year, she helped round up 78 bikes for the occasion.
What she’ll be doing in 10 years: “I would like to be on tour with several gold and platinum albums, living in California and graduated from Pepperdine with my degree in something I love just as much as singing.”
What they’re saying about her: “Lex is a great girl, has her priorities straight, and is more than up for the challenge to put in the hard work and effort that it takes to be successful,” says Chet Buchanan, KLUC 98.5-FM morning personality.