Complex's new weekly feature "Who's That Girl?" spotlights an up-and-coming woman we've got our eye on.
The new 90210 has plenty of pretty young things, but for West Beverly's sole black student Dixon (a.k.a. Tristan Wilds from The Wire), it's damn near impossible to find a fine woman of color. Shit, they had Lauren London play a cheerleader on the show, but her character turned out to be a lesbian. WTF!
But lately we've noticed that Dixon has a pretty brown skinned lady on his arm, an actress/dancer by the name of Mekia Cox. Raised in Florida and originally from the Virgin Islands, Mekia earned her stripes on the stage in productions like Fame and Ragtime, and was a featured dancer on the Michael Jackson tour that is now being released as a documentary called This Is It. After guest-starring in various TV shows, her 5-episode arc as Sasha on 90210 might be her big breakout. Watch the scenes that made us take notice below...
MEKIA COX x 90210: DIXON MEETS SASHA
After finally breaking loose from his bat-shit crazy ex-girlfriend, Dixon is shocked to meet a fly girl who likes baseball, even if she is an Orioles fan. Conveniently, he forgets to tell her he's a high school student.
MEKIA COX x 90210: HEY MRS. DJ!
Dixon is caught off guard when he sees the DJ at his high school yacht party (yeah, they have those in Beverly Hills). Okay, so her actual DJing skills look questionable, but at least she's playing "Poison."
MEKIA COX x 90210: SASHA LOVES GOAPELE
After hitting skins up in wine country, the happy new couple takes a break in bed to vibe out on Goapele's 2002 hit "Closer," after which the "dirty girl" decides to hit the shower.
MEKIA COX x 90210: PORNO IN THE TRUNK!
Sasha finds a surprise in the trunk of Dixon's borrowed Lambo. But rather than fess up to being a teenager, he convinces her that he's actually the porn king of California. The best part: she's cool with it!
MEKIA COX x 90210: CRADLE ROBBER NO MORE
After finally discovering that she's dating a 17-year-old dude, Sasha tells him its over. Don't get Mekia mad!
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