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“A true citizen soldier who displayed the courage each of us would hope to find in ourselves” as said by the acting adjutant general of Oregon Army nation Guard for Alek Skarlastos heroic work.

The famous dance reality show, Dancing With the Star has a wide range of contestants participating in the show. And for its 21st season, out of all the contestants that consist of athletes, actors, musicians, one hero, in particular, Alek Skarlatos, stood out. The actor/US soldier had some dating rumors while he was in the show. If you are intrigued to know about him, then scroll down.

Who is Alek Skarlatos?

Alek Skarlatos is an Oregon Army National Guardsman specialist who found overnight fame after being awarded the United States Army Soldier’s Medal by President Barack Obama and the Legion of Honor from the French president Francois Hollande in his efforts to stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train.


Born in Castro Valley, California, Skarlatos graduated from Roseburg High School. Soon after graduation, Alek joined the Oregon Army Nation Guard in 2012 achieving the rank of Specialist. In addition to his career as Army, he competed on the season 21 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars with pro dancer Lindsay Arnold, finishing in third place.

How is Alek Skarlatos Personal Life? Who Is His Girlfriend?

Taking about Alek Skarlatos personal life, he is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend Jessi Jo Lee Stanfill, who was born and raised in Northwest Montana. As born to a family of the hunter she loves challenge and adventure and with the show, The Most Wanted List has been hunting nationwide.


The couple first started dating from early 2018 and their relationship is going stronger as ever. The couple often posts a picture together expressing their feeling for each other. Picking a closer look at their social media presence they both share the same hobbies of hunting.

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Previously while on the show Dancing with the Star, Alek Skarlatos named was linked with his dance partner Lindsay Arnold Cusick. The fantastic chemistry between the two on-screen sparked the romance rumors off-screen. The rumors were finally put to rest as Lindsay married her high school sweetheart, Sam Cusick.

2015 Thalys Train Attack And Internation Recognition

On August 21, 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends were traveling together during the vacation in Europe. They were traveling to Greece in the Thalys Train 9364  from Amsterdam bound to Paris via Brussels.

A 25 years old Moroccan man, believed to be Ayoub El-Khazzani in the train car no 12, armed with an AKM assault rifle and equipped with 270 round of ammunition. Though many people tried to stop the gunman, they all failed. Skarlatos and friends took action and seized the assailant’s rifle bitting him on his head with a muzzle of it until he was unconscious.

YouTube: The Thalys Train Attack.

Soon after the attack Skarlastos and friends revied international fame for their heroic action in saving many human lives. Furthermore, they were recognized as a hero by the president of France and gave them French’s highest decoration Knight of the Legion of Honor and many more followed in coming days.

Alek Skarlastos’s Net Worth: How Much Does He Earn?

Alek Skarlastos enjoys the net worth of around $500 thousand from his involvement in a different profession. He was former Oregon Army National Guardsman and also participated in the 21 seasons of Dancing with the Star.


As a Navy man, he completed a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan with the 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon Army Nation Guard in 2015. Serving for his country, he used to receive a monthly salary of $2,321.

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In addition to this, Alek participated in season 21 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars with pro dancer Lindsay Arnold and finished in the third place. Just for agreeing to be on the show the particle received the around $125,000 per season. Furthermore, it can reach up to $34500 to $360,000 as the season progressed. So we can guess Alek made some decent money from the show.

YouTube: Alek Skarlatos and Friends on the talk show.

The former Military man is living a lavish life with his partner with fortunes of $500 thousand. Moreover, adventures Alek owes Toyota 4Runner that cost around $34,910 in the US that he frequently uses to travel from place to place. Similarly, he is the owner of the $6,990 costing motorbike Yamaha FZ-07.

Alek Skarlatos: Body Measurements

Alek Skarlastos is a handsome guy with a height of 5 feet 9 inch. Likewise, he has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Quick facts about Alek Skarlatos

Where is the birthplace of Alek Skarlatos?

October 10, 1992, Castro Valley, California, U.S.

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Which color of hair does Alek Skarlatos have?

Dark Brown

How tall is Alek Skarlatos?

5 feet 9 inch

How old is Alek Skarlatos?

26 years old (As of May 2019)