After her international debut at the World Cup, Alex started to become a celeb off the field, attending events and walking the red carpet. On her first red-carpet walk, at the premiere of the final season of Entourage, Alex said: "That was an event that was totally spur of the moment and spontaneous. I found out three hours before I could go, and the red carpet was crazy. There were so many photographers and cameras and people trying to interview you. It was really a great time and it kind of opened my eyes to the entertainment world and just how it really works."
She recently told USA Today that she's acclimating to public life, even though "at first, it was really weird to get recognized and to go to my hometown and have everyone know who I was." After the Olympics, and more endorsement deals, her fame will most likely continue to grow.