September 22, 1969 – April 17, 2022
Alex Maravilla was born September 22, 1969 in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. He was the third eldest of nine siblings. He moved to Madera California in his early teens where he worked the fields for many years. When he reached adulthood, Alex developed a fascination for the art of female impersonation and would perform for the many field workers who attended the local bar.
His determination to make something of himself led him to attend cosmetology school and became a licensed hair and make-up artist. Ready to expand his surroundings, Alex moved to San Diego in 1999 where he worked in various salons and eventually opened his own hair studio in 2004. Alex not only became a recognized face in the LGBTQ+ community, but also in the night life under his alter ego; Alexa Xochitl Pussycat as he seduced audiences with his Latin infused drag shows.
Alex was also known for his charitable work, especially when it came to the Tijuana Orphanage Eunime which he fundraised for and personally gave gifts and supplies to the kids, making it his mission for them feel loved and cared for.
Always happy and willing to help, Alex became a friend to everyone that came in contact with him. He made people feel accepted, heard and loved. Alex passed away on April 17, 2022. He was 52 years old. He leaves behind a large family, his partner Jovan, countless friends and fans, and a drag family who will all miss him dearly.