Before the 2016 election, Martina Markota was famed as a successful American entrepreneur in the arts. Thereafter, the beautiful and talented NYU graduate, better known as Lady Alchemy was allegedly driven out of the entertainment industry by ‘extremists’ for her conservative views and also for supporting Donald Trump. Since then, she has reportedly been targeted and bullied through politically motivated boycotts and financial isolation.
Discover lesser-known facts about the performance artist, writer, conservative commentator, and media personality who is fighting hard to ensure that conservative views are not shut out, especially in the arts.
Martina Markota is a New Yorker born on July 10, 1985. There is little or no information available about her parents, siblings, and elementary education. But it is common knowledge that her parents are Croatians who migrated to the US while she was still a child. Markota was mostly raised in New York where she completed her tertiary education.
Martina is a graduate of Mathematics from New York University. She became an NYU alumnus in 2006. Despite having a degree in the physical sciences, Martina decided to use her logical ideologies to pursue other artistic interests. Growing up, she always had a flair for performing arts, history, and maths. While studying for her degree at NYU and in search of alternative means of survival, Martina decided to turn her passion into profit by performing as a burlesque dancer.
Endowed with a good sense of humour, creative dancing skills and of course good looks, Martina Markota debuted in the entertainment industry with the stage name Lady Alchemy. Drawing inspirations from renaissance artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Martina creatively infused ‘alchemy’ into her art and blew minds away. Her growth was a gradual but rewarding one as she soon carved a niche for herself and became a household name. A unique contemporary artist, Markota became known for her originality, fearless experimentations and expressions. She remained relatively popular and successful for no less than a decade, but then things changed.
While still working as a burlesque dancer, Markota decided to go vocal with her conservative views and also declared her unwavering support for Donald Trump during and after the 2016 election. However, that personal decision marked the beginning of Lady Alchemy’s career woes. Martina Markota was not just allegedly tagged a fascist, but many of her colleagues also refused to perform with her at events. She was thus persecuted and bullied out of the business. Consequently, Lady Alchemy was forced to quit her prolific career as a performance artist.
Thanks to the fame she had already gained as a burlesque dancer, Markota soon landed a job in another field – broadcasting. In 2017, she began working as a video producer and an on-air personality for the Daily Caller, a conservative media outlet. Martina Markota had a brief stint with the media outlet before taking up work as a political and social culture reporter for The Rebel Media team.
Martina Markota – Husband
Martina Markota has never been and is not married…at least, not yet. However, she is just a few steps away from walking down the aisle. She is currently engaged to a British politician and author, Jack Buckby. It is uncertain how and when exactly the lovebirds met but Jack popped the big question during a trip together in December 2016 and Martina apparently said ‘yes’.
Interestingly, Markota’s fiance Jack was once suspected of extremist activity by the FBI and was denied his visa application to America.
Height and Other Facts About Martina Markota
1. The beautiful dancer and media personality stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs about 59 kg. Details regarding her other body measurements have not been made public knowledge.
2. Martina Markota lives a nerdy lifestyle. When she is not working, the former dancer is not all about fun. The conservative commentator loves to stay informed and finds pleasure in serious activities such as discussing history, reading political tabloids and watching documentaries.
3. Following her political stance in the 2016 election, Martina Markota joined the list of conservative media figures who were de-platformed for their political views. Martina’s bank account that was connected with her IndieGoGo campaign for the Lady Alchemy graphic novel which raised over $34,000 was shut down by Chase Bank. When she tried to find out reasons for their action, Chase Bank which has been said to support only liberal causes refused to give the conservative commentator an explanation.
Besides Markota, some other public figures who have had their bank accounts shut down with Chase Bank without an explanation include Enrique Tarrio, the chairmen of the Proud Boys fraternal organization as well as Joe Biggs, an Iraq War veteran and pro-Trump supporter.