Meet Alexandra Hunt, a Former Stripper Who is Running For US Congress in Pennsylvania
"I had no idea what I was doing. I brought my résumé, and I got laughed at, that’s for sure", Ms Hunt said.
During the pandemic she worked as a volunteer at a testing site. This made her realise the need for change in the political system.
"[When the pandemic began] I realized that [local politicians] weren’t coming to help us. We were kind of on our own. And to me, that’s a failed state”, the 28-year-old said.
According to Hunt, who currently works as a data manager at a biopharmaceutical company, she has suffered more than once because of her decision to dance in strip clubs. The young woman says she recently was "pushed out" of a part-time job as a youth soccer coach after the kids' parents learned about her past.
When asked whether she is concerned that politicians and voters can attack her over her stripping sting, Ms Hunt said she is "prepared" to face that.
"If people attack me for it that’s their misogyny. That’s their bigotry. That’s their discrimination. And it doesn’t faze me”, she said.