By Sandra Birungi
Alexis DeJoria is the mystery woman who is engaged to Jesse James, Sandra Bullock’s ex husband.
She is the daughter of John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of billionaire hair care giant Paul Mitchell.
Being the only daughter, DeJoria is set to inherit the riches of her father in Paul Mitchell.
She is 35 years old.
Alexis competes in the Funny Car class driving a supercharged Toyota 300 mph.
DeJoria and James started dating in September and recently got engaged.
Alexis is also a mother of one.
She tweeted, “Am I supposed to wait till I’m married to sleep with a man too?! Lol! You’ve been brainwashed into what society says is right.” She was replying to another tweet from one of her fans which said, “I used to admire you now I feel sorry for you. Moving in and getting engaged to a guy you’ve been dating for a month.”
Alexis has a website, Alexis DeJoria Racing on which she posts her latest wins, races and promotes her products like the Alexis DeJoria caps.
She loves tattoos, just like Jesse James.
According to the site, Alexis DeJoria spent the majority of her life fascinated by speed from fighter jets to street machines. She started her career after seeing a Nitro Funny Car in action and went ahead to pursue her career.
Alexis began the racing career in a 1963 Corvette Roadster in the Super Gas category and moved to a rear engine Super Comp dragster scoring a runner-up finish at a divisional race and also winning the coveted Sportsman Nationals in Fontana, CA all within the first eight months of her debut.
She was presented with an opportunity to drive a Top Alcohol Funny Car and spent a couple of years with a two-car team and competed primarily on the west coast. In 2009, she made a major commitment in her racing career by moving east and building her own team, StealthMotorsports, from scratch.
She is currently the second woman to win a race in the Top Alcohol Funny Car category.