By: Jessica Groves, features reporter
Reality star, convicted felon and new mom Alexis Neiers is used to a life in the spotlight- adding a baby to the family is just Neiers’ latest feat.
Neiers was by no means the mastermind behind the real “Bling Ring,” which robbed the homes of celebrities like Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan – Neiers is just the most notorious member of the group. Her felony charge has been glamorized in magazines, reality TV and now, a Hollywood movie.
Sofia Coppola directed a movie about the “Bling Ring” starring Emma Watson as a Neiers-like character.
While on the set of reality TV show Pretty Wild, Neiers got a first-hand look at fame in a Vanity Fair article about her court date. Unfortunately for Neiers, the article wasn’t as glamorous as the items she stole.
The Neiers family took turns screaming into the voicemail of the article’s author and expressing their disappointment that some big facts were presented wrong. In the voicemail, Neiers erupts in tears, crying that the author wrote that she was wearing the wrong pair of shoes.
Despite any trauma her felony charges might have brought, Neiers continues to move forward. She recently married and had a baby with Evan Haines, a man ten years her senior. Even the baby’s birth was a show – Neiers prepared a home birth but was rushed to the hospital after the baby, Harper, began to breach.
Neiers has no plans to see Coppola’s “Bling Ring,” and has spent her off time accusing the writers and media involved with the movie of being hypocrites obsessed with the luxuries of Hollywood. Of all people, Neiers would know.