She moved to Hampton, New Hampshire from South America with her parents when she was in seventh grade. She was a bathing suit model for a time as a teenager. She is a graduate of Winnacunnet High School .  
Molinari was named Miss Hampton Beach, New Hampshire in 1984 and Miss New Hampshire USA in 1991.      She started stripping in 1990 in Massachusetts   and failed to place in the 1991 Miss USA pageant. In the Spring of 1991, Miss USA pageant officials stripped her of her crown when a national supermarket tabloid publicly revealed that she had been moonlighting as an exotic dancer.  
She was a Penthouse Pet in August 1994 under the stage name Alex Taylor   and appeared in that adult magazine over thirty times.  She has also appeared on the TV shows A Current Affair ,     Hard Copy , Inside Edition , and Entertainment Tonight .