Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what do you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Alexandra Paul: I have gotten facials every 3 weeks, faithfully, for the last 18 years. I credit my facialist, Rita Czismadia at Ava Shamban’s Santa Monica office, with making a HUGE difference in my skin. Twice a year I get microdermabrasion from her too. I use one moisturizer ( Gabriel’s Marine Anti Aging Cream) for my face day and night. I try not to use shampoo every time I wash my hair, although I do have to use shampoo on my bangs daily, since I work out so much. The most important thing about my cosmetics is that they are NOT tested on animals.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have had one of the longest-starring roles on the Show, ‘Baywatch’. Share with us your experience doing the series. Also, we would like to know about an unforgettable moment that you’ve had on the show?
Ms. Alexandra Paul: I loved shooting Baywatch – definitely the most wonderful job in my 35 year acting career. I loved filming on the beach and the sense of family the cast and crew had. One moment that comes to mind is when we were shooting some swimming sequences, so I was out in the ocean in a speedboat waiting to get in the water. It was just gorgeous out and I just loved doing the action sequences and I had this feeling of intense gratitude for being so lucky as to work on a show where I get to be outside, not worrying about makeup, hair and wardrobe and surrounded by wonderful, hardworking actors and crew. Also, working with David Hasselhoff was a joy- he is so upbeat and kind to his fans and he was very professional on the set but also very funny. So we laughed a lot.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You are an Actress, Activist, Health & Wellness coach, TV Host and a Former Model. How do you manage such a remarkable multi-dimensional lifestyle?
Ms. Alexandra Paul: I have been lucky that as an actress, I have been able to take time off to do other things that interest me, like train for the Hawaii Ironman triathlon and swim long races like around Key West (12.5 miles). I also had time to volunteer on issues that were important to me like animal rights, the problem of human overpopulation and getting electric cars on the road.
I have a long history of working for voting rights and for peace, and all these activities were possible because I had an acting career that was successful enough to allow me that freedom. I also chose not to have children and I didn’t get married until I was 37, so I had the time to devote to these issues. When I met Ian 21 years ago, that also opened me up to more sports activities, since he is an athlete. He is very supportive of my activism, my athletic endeavors and my careers, so I am able to continue all those things AND be in love too.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Share with us a few Tips on how to get fitter than ever!
Ms. Alexandra Paul: Schedule your exercise for the week in your calendar – that will help you not skip workouts. It helps you stick to your program if you arrange to meet up with a workout partner. Also, I track my food every day using Chronometer, a website and app I find very helpful. I also have my own health coach – we set weekly goals that make me feel like I am improving all the time in different areas of my life, including my health.
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