But her father had higher hopes for his daughter, and submitted an application that saw her competing against 12,000 hopefuls for a place in the BBC's Fame Academy.
Alex says: "I didn't want to be famous and I don't think I realised how big Fame Academy was going to be."It's been like a whirlwind of madness.
The terms ban posts about illegal drinking and drugs, and there’s a "report abuse" feature, but references to drinking and partying are easily observed.
Profile photos feature users clutching beer and swilling from a liquor bottle.
Teens need to visit the website to gain access to a wide range of privacy settings, including what ages can view your profile (the range you can choose from is based on your age).
There's no shortage of shirtless guy pics; women also pose in bikinis and underwear.Moreover, modern chat apps and networking tools have become too personalized for guys and girls all over the world wanting to have freedom to chat without judgement.We all feel ourselves spied by colleagues and family members under a huge magnifying glass.Despite what people might say about social media turning us all into zombies who ignore each other in favor of Instagram, it's undeniable that social networking has made it easier to keep up with people when you can't physically be near each other.These days, friendship doesn't have to be defined by how often you get to see one another in person.There is a "report abuse" feature on some forms of the network, but not all.