This week, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino unveiled its 2009 "Seminole Hard Rock Girls" calendar. Taking home top honors — the centerfold slot — was Alexis Dehate, a 23-year-old part-time cocktail server from Valrico. Dehate, a psychology student at USF, won a trip to Las Vegas, a $500 bonus and more. Tbt* caught up with her moments after the calendar was unveiled.
So how does it feel being a centerfold?
I am shocked. None of us knew anything until tonight. It was a big undercover deal. Everyone is so beautiful, I had no idea who was going to get what.
Have you ever modeled before?
Never. I just thought it would be fun. I just got hired in July, so it was something that they held the same month. They were like, "Come out and take pictures. If you don't get it, you get free pictures. If you do get it, you get to do a bunch of free stuff." I was like, "What's there to lose?"
Do you have a boyfriend?
No. Kind of. It's complicated — I have one, I don't have one. It's not technical.
You're about to become maybe the most eligible bachelorette in Tampa Bay, you know. Generally speaking, what do you look for in a guy?
Someone who has a sense of humor, No. 1. Tall — I'm big on tall, because I'm a tall girl. I'm 5'7". So I've got to have someone taller than me. Humor, personality, the fact that he's intelligent ...
And I would imagine someone who's not easily intimidated.
No, I don't need someone who's shy or insecure. (laughs)