It’s a known fact that Shenzhen’s CTLC English teaching program isn’t just for helping blossom the minds of China’s youth, it has quickly become a bartender pipeline for everyone’s favorite American bar. The fortunate fellow this year comes in the masculine form of Alexander Scott Ripley, a 1/4 Japanese 3/4 purebred stallion, who lives and breathes to make you smile. Though he lacks the trademark facial hair that seems to accompany the American staff at Frankie’s, he makes up for it with the voice of an angel and an impressive ability to tell a joke that only he will laugh at.
Born into a military family, Alex moved around the world every two years until settling down for four years at Davidson college in the great state of North Carolina. His tenure there cultivated in him a deep, passionate love for now-NBA point guard Stephen Curry (among other things, I’m sure). Before joining the team, Alex had already spent a year in this country’s crazy confines. Though lacking any real food and beverage industry experience, his past as a frat boy and guitar player have certainly upped Frankie’s street cred in the ‘Bro’ game.
When not behind the bar at Frankie’s, Alex can usually be seen at Coco Park regaling the ladies with tales from his storied life overseas or making them swoon as the resident trivia night maestro and open-mic legend at Rapscallions. Because I prefer to make these quotes up, Alex was not made available for comment on this profile. However, I can assure you he would’ve said something involving the words ‘sweet brah’ or ‘huh?’, and he would’ve said it very, very loudly.
Random Facts About Alex:
-His curly hair brings all the girls to the yard.
-Before moving to China, he moonlighted in Las Vegas as a Shia Lebouf impersonator.
-He starred as Cory Matthews on the former hit TV show ‘Boy Meets World’. Wait…That may have been someone else.
-He speaks three languages well, is conversational in two more, yet suspiciously lacks any ability to hold a conversation in Mandarin.
-His music collection would impress Quincy Jones. No joke here, it’s just true.
-When he gets older and settles down, he hopes he can be half the Bro his friend Sam is.
Curious? Well get on over to Frankie’s and say ‘hi’ to Alex as he continues his lifelong pursuit of finding the exit to the ‘friendzone’!