Lexin Weed - Texas Interview by Zoe D’Angelo Nomination and Photography by Shelley Shroyer Photography Issue 26 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Lexin Weed is inspiring because of his extreme self-motivation and discipline along with being one of the nicest young men you will ever meet. He is on my model team this year and he truly is a model citizen. He works out daily and has a wonderful dedication to health and fitness. Active and successful on his high school track team, he also is an avid outdoorsman so you can find him hunting, fishing, swimming and mountain climbing. Lexin lives on a small farm so animals are a big part of his life from horses and goats to an array of fowl he helps his family with this responsibility. In addition, he is an apprentice with his father's company, Weed Botanical Co, Inc. where he works with the manufacturing of herbal tinctures. His goal after HS is to become a Naturopathic Doctor and to eventually run the company where they produce medicine. He does all of this while maintaining good grades of 3.8 GPA at school and a positive reputation.
When it comes to health and fitness, what are some of your favorite things to eat? I grew up in a very health conscious family. I’ve been eating organic foods since I was born. I honestly don’t have many favorites because I eat so much on a daily basis and I try to change up my eating habits to ensure that by body gets all the nutrients that I need. I eat a lot of salads, meats, nuts, high protein smoothies, and seasonal fruits and vegetables.
What do you think motivates you the most? I always have been self-motivated, especially when I have an interest in something. I’ve always had a strong desire to have a healthy and fit body since I was four years old. My dad started me working out when I was four and taught me the importance of being physically fit. This has shown me how to stay dedicated to something and has taught me great work ethic.
How did you become interested in becoming a Naturopathic Doctor? My dad is a chiropractor and runs an herbal medicine company, so I’ve been around a variety of natural healthcare modalities. With naturopathic medicine I hope to gain knowledge in the field of healthcare. I’ve been fascinated with herbal medicines for a very long time now and this is something I’m passionate about. I hope to work with my father as a partner one day so becoming a Naturopathic doctor is one of my stepping stones to achieve this goal.
What is your favorite thing about modeling? I hope someday to be noticed with my photos and be able to share my story. I like it because it enables me to experience different locations and see the beauty in things that I didn’t realize was there.
What is it like working with animals? What is your favorite animal? Well... I grew up on a farm, so I’ve been around many types of animals my whole life. I love being outside with animals that share their happiness. Taking care of my animals every day has shown me a lot of responsibility at a young age and has always helped me become a better person. I would have to say my favorite animal is my goose Peepers who has a special bond with me. He will always attack everyone except me.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be where you are today? Having a good work ethic can get you very far in life. Be happy and try to have a good attitude about life and try to see the positive aspects in life instead of focusing on the negative. Keeping a good relationship with your family goes a long way because those are the people who will always have your back.
Lexin will be featured in issue 26 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!