For many, chess players cannot have the benefit of svelte physical beauty, often brooding in nature and hiding behind spectacles.
This summary may be a bit exaggerated, but honestly, it is rare to spot a supermodel playing chess at professional level.
But this young Canadian student, Alexandra Botez, who has conquered social media, is a perfect concoction of beauty and intelligence.
Alexandra`s strategy on the board to move the bishop, horse, Lady and the tower has earned her an academic distinction that enabled her to get a scholarship to study at the University of Texas at Dallas.
From the age of six Alexandra started playing chess.
It was her father who taught her the best strategies of the game, achieving a score of 1800 points when she was 12.
Alexandra`s beauty is definitely an add-on to her celebrity status.