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Alix Earle’s First-Ever Interview — 9 Months Later

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FSU chapter.

In December 2022, I had the opportunity to sit down on Zoom and speak with one of TikTok’s biggest sensations, Alix Earle. I came across the recording the other day and realized that I never published it. It’s fascinating to look back and hear about everything we spoke about then in what she said was her first interview ever and see who she is now!

Earle’s relationship status has stayed the same, but her partner hasn’t. When we spoke, Earle was still dating baseball player Tyler Wade. She said she was excited to see how the relationship with Oakland Athletics’ left fielder would fare during the next baseball season. The couple separated before they could make it to that time. As of September 2023, Earle has been linked with Braxton Berrios, a 27-year-old wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and the ex-boyfriend of Sophia Culpo, a reality TV star and sister of former Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo.

As a South Florida native and current FSU student, I was excited to talk to Earle about her life as a then-senior at the University of Miami. Join us in our conversation about college, Miami, skincare, and more!

Her Campus (HC): How do you feel about your rising fame? How do you deal with people recognizing you on campus? 

Alix Earle (AE): It’s really exciting but from my end, I don’t think anything has changed. When I go out and someone comes up to me, I’m like, “Why are you coming up to me?” I’m just shocked. When I make content, I don’t realize how many people actually watch my videos.

HC: What’s something that you want people to know about you that they don’t necessarily see online?

AE: I think I have a very nice image online. Everyone says that I’m so sweet and down-to-earth, but there have been times in my life where I’m like, “These people that I’ve probably been mean to in the past probably think I’m a b*tch.” I’ve grown a lot as a person. I’m not perfect and I don’t want that to ever surprise anyone. Making mistakes and learning from your experiences is how you become the person you want to be. 

HC: What advice would you give to your younger self?

AE: Focus on yourself and don’t let what others say affect you. I used to act impulsively, so I would say to take a step back and evaluate the situation. Stick to what you love, and the people who love you are going to stick with you. You’re going to find people who also like what you do, so it’s not worth missing opportunities just to try and fit in. Also, communication is key. So many things can get misinterpreted. As awkward as it is, you need to confront the people you’re having an issue with and lay it out on the line because the petty, behind-the-scenes, passive-aggressive stuff isn’t going to get you anywhere.

HC: Did you struggle making true friends in college?

AE: Weirdly enough, I’ve struggled making friends my whole life. When I came to college, the first people that I went out with that night ended up being my best friends to this day. I don’t know how that worked out, but it’s such a blessing. My freshman year roommate is still my roommate now; we’ve roomed together all four years. 

HC: Do you have any Miami food recommendations?

AE: I love Salt & Straw’s ice cream, especially the honey lavender flavor. Uchi or Osaka are two really good sushi restaurants that mix the weirdest flavors. I can’t even describe them. They give you a plate with, like, Greek yogurt and salmon, and you’re like, “Really?” But it’s so good! The flavors are all meant to hit each other in the right way and balance each other out.

HC: I saw you post on TikTok that you started your third month on Accutane. How is that going for you?

AE: I’ve done Accutane before in college, so I have experience in it. My confidence has gone up because my skin is clearing up more. I’m really thankful that I’m on it right now.

HC: Do you have any tips or tricks for people who are on or are getting on Accutane?

AE: I use Bag Balm for my lips when the Accutane dries them out. It’s like a stronger Aquaphor. I would say being knowledgeable about the products you use and listening to your body are the most important things about being on Accutane. Both times I’ve been on it, I’ve had different symptoms. The first time, I was totally fine. I didn’t really feel anything besides the dry lips. Now, I’ll see mood changes, or when I go out for a drink, I’ll sometimes feel nauseous. In terms of skin treatments, some people tell me not to get facials, but my skin can handle it. Everyone reacts differently to medicines, so I think you just have to listen to your body and figure out what works for you.

Earle then asked me about my sorority and we started talking about Greek life. A Her Campus article from January 2023 spoke about Earle getting dropped from her top two sororities and guessed which sorority she ended up joining. Well, I have that tea confirmed here.

HC: Did you go through recruitment?

AE: Yeah, I did. I got dropped by the two houses that I wanted, the ones I thought were the coolest. I had friends in some of them, so I thought that they’d help me out and it’d be a little bit easier. I was dropped right away. I was the only one out of all my friends that wasn’t in one of those two sororities. I would feel left out sometimes. My freshman year, I even thought of transferring. I did meet really cool girls in the one [sorority] I was in, but I ended up dropping because I didn’t think the sorority thing was for me anyway.

HC: Do you mind me asking which sorority you were in?

AE: I was in Zeta [Zeta Tau Alpha].

HC: After the first round of recruitment, I was dropped by so many chapters, so I totally get that!

AE: I know, it’s so humbling! I thought everything went well and then I opened my sheet and they were like, “No, sorry girl, goodbye.”

Funnily enough, at the end of the interview, Earle thanked me “for being on the show.” I then made a comment about becoming a podcaster, and her response was, “Like Alexandra Cooper!” This is very ironic considering that in August 2023, Earle was signed to the Call Her Daddy host’s new network, The Unwell Network, which is said to be for “unique voices that embrace social challenges and personal insecurities through honest conversation.” Earle launched her podcast Hot Mess on Sept. 21. She’s come a long way since December!

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Jessica is a junior at Florida State University studying Retail Entrepreneurship. She is from Hollywood, FL and in Alpha Omicron Pi.