With an exotic, sultry beauty, and a maddeningly magnetic personality, Leilene’s “look” is immediately identifiable to millions of people across North America – a byproduct of her nonstop appearances on reality TV shows, feature films, music videos, cable programs, and magazine covers. You might not know her name... but just about every red-blooded American male age 16 – 35 most assuredly has seen her face.
She first exploded as a magazine superstar, gracing the pages of FHM, a host of Playboy titles, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Fit Models International, and countless others. She then became fantasy-fodder for an entire generation of American adolescents as a music video femme fatale, where she gyrated in heavy MTV rotation with the likes of Janet Jackson, Naughty by Nature, Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, and more.
Soon, Hollywood beckoned. Typecast as “the hot babe”, Leilene appeared in such films as: Detroit Rock City, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, National Lampoon’s Strip Poker (Fall, 2006), and almost blew basketball legend Dennis Rodman’s fragile mind to shreds in the made-for-TV biopic Bad As I Wanna Be.
Making the leap from the silver screen to the small screen, Leilene then appeared on cable TV’s top-rated program, WWE’s Monday Night Raw on the USA Network in summer of 2005 as a wrestling “diva”. Her segments with sports-entertainment legends Jerry “The King” Lawler and Sergeant Slaughter ranked in the Nielsen’s as the most-viewed on the entire Raw telecast, reaching over 4.6 million people. After leaving the WWE, she was quickly signed by the WWE’s chief rival, TNA, and appeared on TNA Pay-Per-Views and their flagship cable program TNA iMPACT! on Spike TV in 2006.
VH1, looking to launch their “Celebreality” lineup, immediately signed Leilene to star in their Bachelor parody, Flavor of Love, with hip-hop superstar Flavor Flav as the man looking for romance. Going by the moniker “Smiley”, Leilene appeared in seven of the show’s 10 episodes. Her exit from the program ranks among the most memorable in reality TV history when Flavor Flav admitted to falling in love with her, but cited Leilene’s feelings for her not-yet-divorced husband as an obstacle too great to overcome. Flavor of Love shocked the critics to become the most viewed program in VH1 history, drawing six-million spectators for just a single episode.
Synopsis: Leilene’s remarkable body of work – not to mention her remarkably decadent body! – renders her an ideal candidate to reach that ever-elusive "young male" demographic. From FHM to Playboy; from professional wrestling to professional poker; from music videos to reality TV; this young spectacular model has specifically targeted the programs and cultural phenomenons of Generations X and Y – and in doing so, became one of the most searched ladies on the entire World Wide Web.
Ondrade began her modeling and acting career when, while working as a make-up artist, she grew contemptuous towards the attitudes of several models she encountered while working on a photo shoot in the Dominican Republic. She attended the National Ballet School in Toronto, and had a small role in the 1999 film Detroit Rock City. She then relocated to California in the United States of America in order to further her career, where she posed for magazines such as Fit Beauties Magazine, appeared in music videos featuring singers such as Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri, and appeared in two television shows. In 2005, Ondrade took part in a revealing photo shoot for National Lampoon, and participated in the National Lampoon`s Strip Poker event, in which she placed second last (fifth). In January 2006, Ondrade appeared on the VH1 "celebreality" show "Flavor of Love" (2006) as "Smiley".
Ondrade was one of the eight final contestants of the World Wrestling Entertainment 2005 Diva Search. She was billed as "Alexis" throughout the contest because WWE thought that her real name was too similar to that of Leyla Milani, another finalist. After two weeks, Ondrade became the first contestant to be eliminated. Following her elimination, she released a poem on the Internet demonstrating her knowledge of the wrestling industry.
Later that year, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (a rival professional wrestling promotion) employed Ondrade as a ring girl to work alongside So Cal Val.