You might've misjudged Alexandra Rose from 'Selling The OC'

Sure, Alexandra Rose might not know her presidents, but there's more to the quirky realtor than LOL moments

Alexandra Rose on Selling the OC
(Image credit: Netflix)

American history might not be her strong suit, but Alexandra Rose is making a name for herself in the California real estate industry.

Our first introduction to the Christine Quinn lookalike took place in the teaser for the Selling Sunset spinoff, Selling The OC. While perusing a luxurious home in the debut trailer, she nonchalantly asks if Abe Lincoln was the first president of the United States. Whoops! 

From that point on, we assume the O Group staffer will be one to watch, but chances are you couldn't have guessed her backstory. Sure, Rose is responsible for a few silly moments here and there—and a bit of office drama, to say the least—but a few revelations from the new Netflix star will make you see her in a different light. 

Here's a quick catch-up before Selling the OC season 2, which premieres Friday, September 8 on Netflix.

Who is Alexandra Rose?

Though one of the younger members of the team, it appears Rose has earned her place in the company according to an impressive bio on the Oppenheim Group website

"With close to $100M in sales in her first 4 years as a realtor and a degree in finance and economics, Alexandra brings a solid understanding of the dynamic real estate market," a portion of the bio reads. 

Unfortunately, this has made her a target for gossip amongst other O Group employees, some of whom have suggested that Rose has slept with developers to secure her listings. But this is just one mean tidbit spreading around—she's also earned the reputation for being entitled. 

However, during a heart-to-heart with her colleague Gio Helou and Gio's mum Lisa Helou, Rose clears up any miscommunication about her background. Both of her biological parents are homeless and drug abusers, and she and her brothers were brought into an adoptive family. Though that seemed like a saving grace, matters only grew more complicated for Rose when her adoptive father died on Christmas morning in 2003. 

"Life was really hard, you know, growing up," she says through tears. 

Though she's crossed paths with her biological mother on the streets of Huntington Beach, the woman was unable to face her daughter. 

"She couldn't look me in the eye, and she's in and out of jail. She was like an animal," Rose adds.

Despite hardships and difficulty in the office, Rose appears to persevere with the help of her partner in real estate crime, Alexandra Jarvis

Alex chats about her first season of 'Selling the OC'

Though we can't forget the presidential mixup, Rose claims she encountered far more on the debut season than a lil' flip-flop. In a 2022 interview with PageSix, Rose alleges that she and Jarvis were never truly welcome in the O Group inner circle because they were originally not going to be on the show. 

"Everyone thought that they were, like, superior over us, and Alex Hall, Polly [Brindle], they were bullies," she told the outlet. "They were mean and nasty and shunned us like we were, like, chopped liver."

We're hoping things take a turn for the more positive in season 2, considering things were so chaotic during the first go-around. Will they let bygones be bygones? 

"All they did was yell and talk loud and be obnoxious and, like, 'I’m just not like that,' she added. "So, when I was in a room with them, it was very awkward for me, and I felt very socially awkward because they just kind of suck the energy out of my soul in a sense."

Yikes—here's hoping for some growth from the ladies in season 2.

Where can we find Alex Rose on Instagram?

Venture over to @alexandraroseoc. She flashes some pretty fabulous listings on Instagram, but Rose also provides a sneak peek into her life, including her travels, from national parks in Wyoming to casinos in Las Vegas, and partying with friends. We even get a taste of her adventurous side with a sky diving photo towards the bottom of her feed. Yikes!

Who is Alexandra Rose's boyfriend?

As far as her love life goes, things are quiet for Alexandra Rose (at least on camera). But, if you're anything like us, you're already inquiring ahead about Selling The OC season 2. Bring on the West Coast real estate adventures, right? 

Selling The OC is now available for streaming on Netflix. Season 2 kicks off on Friday, September 8 on Netflix.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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