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Check Out These Stunning Throwback Photos of Alexia Nepola

Here's proof The Real Housewives of Miami's "Cuban Barbie" was always glamorous. 

By Talia Ergas

Fans of The Real Housewives of Miami know Alexia Nepola as a self-described "Cuban Barbie," a protective mama bear to her two sons, Peter and Frankie, and a new wife to husband Todd Nepola.

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But before she was a Real Housewife, Alexia lived in Cuba and Spain before putting down roots in Miami. She worked in education before transitioning to a career in magazines, and later became a salon owner. She was also married twice — first to Pedro Rosello and then to Herman Echevarria — before tying the knot with Todd in 2021. 

Below, get a closer look at Alexia's younger years through her personal collection of throwback photos. 

Alexia Nepola in the 80s

Alexia Nepola as a young woman smiling wearing a black and white striped sweater

Alexia was born in Cuba, but she lived in Europe as well. She finished her last year of high school and first two years of college in Madrid, Spain.

Young Alexia Nepola in a White Gown

Alexia Nepola as a young woman smiling wearing a light pink off the shoulder dress

Here's proof that the "Cuban Barbie" was always glamorous. In the photo above, Alexia posed in a stunning white gown with ruffled statement sleeves and a mermaid-style bodice. 

Alexia Nepola at the Beach

Alexia Nepola reaching her arms up in a black and white shirt at the beach

After Spain, Alexia returned to Miami to earn her B.A. and a Master's Degree in Exceptional Student Education.

She taught children with learning and emotional disabilities in the Miami-Dade County Public School system, from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade.

Young Alexia Nepola on the Coast

Alexia Nepola wears a matching white outfit standing in front of a beach

Later, her career took a glamorous turn when she led Venue Magazine, a high-end national lifestyle Latin publication. 

Young Alexia Nepola in a Bikini

Alexia Nepola sitting wearing a bikini and hat smiling

A Miami girl through and through! This photo shows a younger Alexia wearing a black bikini and a striped sunhat while enjoying some time by the beach. 

Alexia Nepola Pregnant

Alexia Nepola smiles in a black shirt showing off her pregnant belly

As we have seen on RHOM, Alexia is a dedicated mother. Her first husband, Pedro “Peter” Rosello, is the father to both her boys.

Her oldest son Peter was born in 1992, and Frankie was born in 1996, shortly before Alexia and her husband divorced. 

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