We got a chance to speak with Alexandra Dilworth, one of the stars of the Bravo hit docu-series, The New Atlanta and talk about her love for giving back as well as her life as a raver – yes, she raves! Check out our Q&A below.
JESSICASIMIEN.COM: You’ve gotten a lot of criticism for your comments about wanting to be a trophy wife. Can you clarify a little what you meant as and when you said that?
Alexandra Dilworth: Yes, being a trophy wife is a good thing. A trophy wife is dedicated to her family, she’s a philanthropist, she handles all the families affairs. I literally mean a hardworking mother and wife. She might have hobbies that make a little money here or there but ultimately, her dedication is with her family.
JESSICASIMIEN.COM: You know, that doesn’t sound so bad!
AD: Exactly! There are a lot of women who still believe in traditional roles and there’s definitely a lot of men. My number one supporters are men. You know, a man wants to be a man. So let ’em be a man!
JESSICASIMIEN.COM: Right…and it does a little something for their egos.
AD: Yes! Like how do you think men feel when women are like “I can do this on my own, I don’t need you?” No, a man wants to hear “I need you, I can’t do this without you, you are my rock.”
JESSICASIMIEN.COM: Hopefully you can change the way people perceive trophy wives.
AD: Exactly, why does a trophy have to be something bad? Trophies are shiny, they’re beautiful, you adore them. A woman should want to be adored, especially for her dedication and faith.
JESSICASIMIEN.COM: I know that you’re involved in charity work and you do some things at your church, can you tell me a little about those projects that you’re working on now?
AD: Actually I’ve been a missionary since I was seven years old. I just came back from Haiti in August – I was on a mission trip out there. I’m still working with them and a couple of other groups. Also, for three years I taught Sunday School for ages two to about four and of course anything that I hear about around Atlanta I try to get involved in.
JESSICASIMIEN.COM: You’re a businesswoman, you have a clothing line – Generation E, what inspired that? I know that you’re in to electronic music…but what made you want to take it a step further and actually create this clothing line?
AD: EDM is not just music, it’s a lifestyle. You start living the life of PLUR, which means peace, love, unity and respect. It’s an EDM mantra. Honestly I was just trying to find another way to get immersed into the culture and I thought creating the line was the best way. The site has launched, its GenerationEcstacy.com and you can shop ’til you drop!
JESSICASIMIEN.COM: So what can people expect from you after the show? Do you have anything that you’re working on that you’re planning to put out? Are you gonna do more reality TV or are you gonna kinda lay low a little bit?
AD: I think my biggest thing right now is that I definitely would like to get Team Trophy Wife off and really try to brand that because I think that it’s so important that women do know that traditional families are very much still around and people do want them. And then also I do a little DJing and I’ll be getting more and more into the EDM culture and of course my line. Just look out for a lot of different things!