Ali Lee: Fit, Sexy and Talented

The singer, dancer, and fitness devotee lives by one mantra: Never back down.


Who do you consider your biggest musical influences?

Definitely the Beach Boys right now. Their harmonies are just unstoppable. Oldies are really influencing me a lot because that’s what music is doing right now. It’s coming back around. The overly produced, high-energy stuff doesn’t really have any longevity—and I plan on doing this for a long time.

What kind of guys get your attention?

I like guys who catch me off-guard. If you’re, like, a drop-dead gorgeous dude and you throw me a line that I can totally see coming, that’s not doing anything for me. I like guys with wicked eyes who are bad, but know how to control themselves because that’s kind of how I am, too. I’m a bad girl, but I choose to control myself.

You’ll need to define “bad.”

I don’t know a better word to use. By bad, I really just mean I like when inner confidence shines through. I like when people know enough about themselves that they can walk up to somebody and be confident no matter what they look like, smell like, no matter if they took a shower that day—because none of that stuff really matters. It’s really just about the chemistry, and I like people who can trust the chemistry they bring to the table. That’s hot.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

There’s nobody out there who can make or break you. Nobody. In the entertainment industry, the first person who tells you you’re guaranteed fame, run in the other direction! And the first person who tells you you can’t do it, run in the other direction. They know absolutely nothing. You have to learn to trust what’s inside yourself and work toward your goals.