Alexander Meade was formerly Daniel's big brother and now has become his big sister, Alexis. After Alex supposedly died during a skiing accident, Alexis appeared and is played by the gorgeous Rebecca Romjin. Apparently those surgeries are a lot better than I thought.
Alexis previously tried to work with Wilhelmina to take her brother Daniel out of his position as editor-in-chief. She has since repaired her relationship with her brother.
Alexis left the country and show to raise her child, DJ, in France.
Alexis: I accidentally opened up a piece of Daniel's mail
Claire: Darling, given what we're dealing with I think Daniel is going to overlook that
Alexis: No he won't, it was a paternity test
Clarie: I don't understand
Alexis: Daniel isn't Daniel Jr's father... I am
Alexis: What do I do?
Betty: I haven't told Daniel because i know your a good person Alexis. Right now you're the only person that can prove that