Alexis De La Merr

Alexis De La Merr was born in New York in 1965, and has lived her life on Long Island with her parents until about 15 years ago. Being an only child she kept busy being creative by coloring and putting car models together. Art was her favorite subject in school and always had a creative flair.

Alexis started doing drag in the early 90s by following her drag mom Ariel Sinclair perform all over Long Island, New Jersey and New York City.  She entered and won her first pageant in the early 90s at The Bunkhouse, Miss Long Island’s ‘Most Campiest’ where she wore a blow-up child pool around her waist and a blow-up pool ring on her head. She traveled around Long Island and Jersey as a Bette Midler impersonator for the Kenny Dash review at local restaurants and dinner theaters.

When Alexis moved to Florida, she moved to New Port Richey. There, she met Chichi Lalique, Nicolette Ashton and started doing shows at a club called the BTS. Later, it became Waterside Landings, that became her home bar where she had her own Thursday night show with the Men of Rico and also won Miss Pasco newcomer, Miss Comic Strip and Miss Nature Coast at Large that became her home bar for years.  

She has raised thousands of dollars for local nonprofit organizations, particularly through her frequent Drag Queen Bingo nights. Alexis is also a 4-year cancer survivor and donates many hours at Moffitt Cancer Center who saved her life.

Alexis now is a server at the Sirata Beach Resort hotel, lives with her partner Eric for the past 3 years and has two dogs, Coco and Chanel. Alexis credits her Florida drag mama, Kori Stevens for guidance and fashion advice. You can catch Alexis performing monthly at the Flamingo Resort in St. Pete, Oasis in Sarasota, the first Saturday of every month at Quench in Largo, and every few months down in Fort Lauderdale at Flip-Flops T Dance, and George’s Alibi… Alexis would like to thank everyone for all the love and support that she has received in the Saint Petersburg area for the last 12 years and it would be an honor to be a Grand Marshal.