Lexi Belle (born August 5, 1987) is the stage name of an American Female Model on Victoria Secret. Belle began her career in the Model industry in 2006 at the age of 18. Belle was born in Independence, Louisiana. In 1993, when Belle was only 6 years-old, her mother died in a car accident and she entered the foster care system, staying in a succession of homes for the next two years until she was placed with a more stable foster family that eventually intended to adopt her. Belle lived with them for four years, from age 8 to 12, but again became a ward of the state when her foster mother was diagnosed with cancer and, according to her foster cousin, "found caring for Jessica to be too taxing on her already-weak existence.