Nancy Jo? Alexis Haines Reenacted Her Infamous Phone Call on TikTok

Alexis Haines, more popularly known by her maiden name, Alexis Neiers, is a pop culture personality with a pretty out-there past. She was one of the original reality stars of television before reality television hit its heyday, and she was involved in a highly publicized crime ring that made headlines all over the world and rocked Hollywood to its core. These days, Haines has settled down a good deal and is in a happy marriage with two children – but she still has a healthy sense of humor about her past, which she recently put on display in a hilarious TikTok video.

Tess Taylor and Alexis Neiers hugging
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How did Alexis Haines become famous?

Alexis Haines was born Alexis Neiers in 1991. A California girl through and through, Haines got started in the entertainment business when she was cast, along with her sister Gabby and her mother, Andrea Arlington-Dunn, on the 2010 reality television show Pretty Wild. The show featured the two sisters, as well as their good friend Tess Taylor, as they worked their way up the social ladder in Hollywood, attempting to make names for themselves as models and socialites, in the vein of Paris Hilton and her entourage.

Pretty Wild was almost instantly popular with fans, and viewers tuned in regularly. However, the show was derailed right out of the gate when Alexis Haines was detained by law enforcement due to her involvement with what was being termed in the press as the “Bling Ring.” Haines was arrested, and the show was able to follow along with a portion of her trial before the show was canceled. One of the more iconic moments on the show involved Alexis Haines making an impassioned phone call to Nancy Jo Sales, berating her for leaking some details about the “Bling Ring” to the press. The moment has since been immortalized in memes all over the internet.

What was Alexis Haines’ involvement in the ‘Bling Ring’?

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Hi! ⁣ It’s been a while since I said hello and reintroduced myself. We had a huge bump in our growing community on here in the last month, so I figured I would catch you all up on who I am and what I’m about. ⁣ ⁣ Many of you probably remember me from my show ‘Pretty Wild’ or from ‘The Bling Ring’. So you got a small glimpse into my very fake reality. ⁣ ⁣ The reality that I was living in was far less glamorous. It included lots of early childhood abuse, which resulted in a bad drug habit. ⁣ ⁣ I went to jail and served my time. After that, many never knew what happened. ⁣ ⁣ Well, that ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me, because shortly there after I got sober at just 19 years old. I went to school to become a drug and alcohol counselor and ended up meeting my now husband of 8 years. We own a drug and alcohol treatment center and live for this work. We love helping people heal. ⁣ ⁣ So here I am a decade later with a powerful message for you all, we can and do recover. ⁣ ⁣ I created @recoveringfromreality with the intention of lifting the veil, so to speak. We are a fast growing community of people who are moving into our authentic selves by owning and sharing our stories. ⁣ ⁣ So if you’re struggling with mental heal or substance use issues, this is your space. If you’re sober, but still struggling with life, this is the place for you. You’ve found your community, welcome! ⁣ ⁣ Or, if you’re a pop culture lover, were here for that too I’m the first to laugh at a good Nancy Jo meme. ⁣ ⁣ We are super diverse. We don't just talk about mental health and addiction we talk about how to navigate this world we are currently living in. And a heads up we don’t tolerate hate or bullsh*t. ⁣ So welcome and say “hi” in the comments so I can get to know you! ⁣ ⁣

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The “Bling Ring” was an infamous series of robberies that targeted celebrities such as Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, and Lindsay Lohan. All in all, the group of miscreants stole around $3 billion worth of jewelry, clothing, and accessories before they were apprehended in late 2009. Out of all the members of the group, Alexis Haines definitely received the greatest amount of press, probably due to her reality show fame.

After being arrested for her involvement, she went on to serve thirty days in prison and was forced to pay $600,000 to the movie star Orlando Bloom as payment for damaging his property during the robbery. Sadly, Haines didn’t see the last of her legal problems after spending some time in prison. Later on, in 2010, she was arrested for possession of black tar heroin. 

Alexis Haines recently recreated her iconic phone call

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I am seeing way too many alcohol posts all over every social media space. Whether we want to admit it or not this is not healthy. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What is the implied, or even outwardly spoken message with these posts? Let’s just drink our problems away?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And I get it, we all want to escape our realities. We live in a world that is fast paced. It leaves no space for us to self reflect. And now we’re being forced to slow down. We’ve been laid off, or we are working from home. The wheels that usually spin non-stop are falling off. And sure the vast majority of the planet will be continuing to escape. Whether that’s in day long Netflix binges, or day drinking, or social media, it’s all a form of addiction. We’re addicted to escaping from our lives. Isn’t that sad? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Eventually we will realize that we’re being called to change. In order to change we need to slow down and reflect. We need to lift ourselves out of the unconsciousness and into consciousness. We need to elevate. The time is now. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’m doing all that I can to support you all in this journey. I’m continuing to put out episodes of @recoveringfromreality every Monday, I’ve made my book FREE (link in my bio), my treatment center remains open, and lastly I’ve dropped the price of my Life Reset Course from $500 to $39 a month. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The time to do the work is now! That way when we walk out of this dark period we’re operating collectively as more peaceful and enlightened beings. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’m continuing to hold space for everyone who is struggling and sending love and light to each and every one of you. ⁣⁣ ⁣ : @looksbyprime⁣ ⁣⁣

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Alexis Haines ended up finding her happiness after all. She married Evan Haines, a businessman, in 2012. They have two children together, an older daughter named Harper, born in 2013, and a toddler daughter named Dakota. She is also proudly sober and regularly speaks out about the dangers of alcohol abuse. Although Alexis Haines more or less steers clear of the spotlight these days and presumably has had enough of the world of Hollywood, she still hasn’t forgotten her past.

Recently, she made a TikTok video where she recreated the phone call captured in Pretty Wild when she yelled at Nancy Jo for publishing the story about her and the “Bling Ring” in Vanity Fair. Not only did Haines perfectly copy her original outfit and tone of voice in the video, but she also recruited her mother to get involved, just as she did in the reality show. Not only did the video give life to fans of Pretty Wild, but it also showed that Haines is well aware of how buzzworthy the original moment was.