Alexus Shaniece Rackley, 25, was born in the beautiful City of Pensacola, Fl. She is an Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, fashion stylists, fashion mogul, and a plus-size model. She started her first fashion/business venture at the age of 18, as a former business owner of a successful online jewelry boutique called AlexusR (alexusr.com.) formerly known as Finishing Touches by Alexus. Having jewelry trunk shows around Pensacola and surrounding areas: she made herself known to the fashion industry. In 2015, she had a vision of presenting an epic fashion show bringing celebrities and designers to the gulf coast which gained her tremendous support and respect of the fashion community. She is the creator and coordinator of the "Pensacola, Rip the Runway” Fashion Show, which was a very successful event and the requests for another has been enormous. She wanted to make it an annual event, to support small businesses and bring awareness to financial in-need organizations in our area.
Alexus moved to Atlanta, GA in 2016 to live out her dream in the Fashion Industry. She has attended Cynthia Bailey School of Fashion, where she received her certificate of Fashion Business; she received a Certificate of Completion in Fashun Stylist 101 presented by Celebrity Stylist Shun Melson and currently pursuing a degree in Fashion Design at AIU (American Intercontinental University) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alexus has left a mark in the Plus Size Fashion Industry, where she does extensive modeling in fashion shows, photo shoots, in-store shows, expos, commercials and more. Being confident with her size and loving her skin, Alexus’ pictures have trended on several major Plus Size social media platforms. She is the brand ambassador for designer Christian ‘O Meshun, Fashion Nova Curve, Wet Seal Plus, and Reb Dolls(all plus size companies.) She has been hired by feminine funk, diva kurve collection, fitbykv, A plus curves, plush boutique, Magg style and many more. Her presence has been requested on mega stages/events such as The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo2016, 2017 and 2018, FFF(Full Figured Fashion week 2017 and 2018, and 2018 Essence Festival. She models for Designers/Celebrity Stylists: J. Bolin, Shun Melson, and Dallas the stylist.
Recently, Alexus was chosen out of 500 applicants to model for Celebrity Stylist, J. Bolin for the 2018 Essence Festival Weekend (Beauty, Style & Fashion Stage), Ripped the Runway in New York City at the FFF Week 2018 and a featured model twice for Ashley Stewart and Curverra on the award-winning show “Sister Circle Live” in ATL on July 20, 2018. Recently, Alexus was seen in June 2019 digital publication of the ESSENCE NEWSLETTER(Top Story), Front Cover of CURLBOX 's Promotional Printed Monthly Subscription Box and in a 3-page article in the HYPE HAIR MAGAZINE(June 2019 issue.) She is consistently being hired for modeling by many upscale plus size designers and celebrity stylists from all over the world.
Alexus is the founder of the “Be You” Experience for young teen girls, that was birthed in July 2017, over 40 teen girls attended. It was a huge success, she received numerous testimonies (from teens) on How they were impacted, and their lives were changed. The mission of “Be YOU Experience” is to empower, inspire and to teach teen girls through education of self-awareness, healthy living, and daily life skills to enhance and improve their quality of life which in turn enables them to become productive members of society. She was led to birth her first edition of the “BE YOU “Magazine publication, filled with informative articles on Self-worth, Bullying, and DIY TIPS.
Alexus is very passionate about doing her part to ensure that young teens are enlightened to their self-worth, purpose, and value to society. She exists to make a real difference in the lives of the teens and their families.
Alexus’ determination and purpose in life is to spread to all that “love who you are and to keep God first in all that you do”. This is just the beginning, God has so much more in store!