Alex Hirschi drove a regular old Mitsubishi for years.
Now, at the age of 30, she gets to drive wheels that would make anyone jealous.
Alex is a popular social influencer in Dubai, and she drives supercars for a living. “I’ve driven Ferrari 488 GTB, the 488 Spider, the Mclaren 570s and 540c, the Bentley GT3R, GT Speed and V8s, Mercedes AMG GTs, Lamborghini Huracan, and many others.” she told Forbes recently.
“The best thing about driving supercars is the way it makes me feel. It’s so much fun that I often find myself laughing behind the wheel. I’ve always loved driving, even when I was driving my very first car — a Mitsubishi Lancer,” says the blondie motor enthusiast, who is originally from Queensland, Australia.
Alex, however, admits that stepping behind the wheel of a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini or a McLaren — the loud, large engines — takes the appreciation factor up by “1,000 fold,” she says. “It’s a rush!”
The blonde did laps with Stig from Top Gear on a track in the UAE, and even drove the Batmobile — the apotheosis of beautiful, fast cars — from the 1989 Batman movie.
Alex says that when she’s not reviewing a supercar, she drives her own BMW i8 — dubbed The Silent Beast.
Under her Instagram moniker Supercar Blondie, Hirschi gives her half a million followers a hot ride, be it a super fast police car or a prancing Italian stallion. “I have around 200,000 followers on Instagram, 300,000 followers on Facebook, and just over 10,000 on YouTube,” says Hirschi, who initially worked as a radio presenter as well as a host for a drive radio show in Dubai before moving full-time into the supercar world this year.
“I started my social media accounts in early 2016 just for fun, but when [my] following started to grow, I worked on them pretty much every hour after work and on the weekends,” she says.
She, however, admits to Forbes “Social media can often take over your life. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of hate I would get from keyboard warriors. I’m learning how to turn away from those who make it their mission to bring me down.”
“However, I’m really lucky to have people who understand what I’m doing. This wasn’t handed to me on a platter, I stepped out of my comfort zone and figured out a way to get to where I am.”
Not a bad career choice, don’t you think?