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Nicole Alexander

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For the producer, see Nicole Alexander (producer).
Nicole Deannae Alexander
Born (1983-07-12) July 12, 1983 (age 33)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Other names Hoopz, Nikki
Known for Flavor of Love
I Love Money

Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander (born July 12, 1983) is an American reality TV show contestant best known for winning the VH1 reality television shows Flavor of Love and I Love Money.


Alexander was the winner of the first season of Flavor of Love,[1] where she received the nickname "Hoopz".[2]

In 2008, Alexander also was a contestant on the VH1 reality show, I Love Money. After defeating Joshua "Whiteboy" Gallander at the final challenge, she was named the $250,000 winner.[1] She also starred as Kayla in the November 2010 release, Ghetto Stories: The Movie.

Personal life

Prior to Flavor of Love, Alexander worked as a Transportation Security Administration agent at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.[3]

In the summer of 2010, Alexander began dating basketball player Shaquille O'Neal.[3][4] The couple split in 2012.[5] In 2015, she began dating mixed martial artist Ovince Saint Preux.[6]


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  2. ^ New York Times
  3. ^ a b Goldstein, Meredith (2011-02-03). "Hoopz is right at home with Shaq". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  4. ^ Dwyer, Kelly (2011-05-21). "Shaquille O'Neal's girlfriend schools him on sleep apnea". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  5. ^ Pride, Ann (27 August 2012). "Game over: NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and fiancée Nicole 'Hoopz' Alexander call it quits". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Joseph, Soraya. "Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander Dishes On Breakup With Shaq & How She Flipped A $250,000 Reality Show Check". xoNecole. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 

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