39 Facts About Alexa Chung


Alexa Chung was born on 5 November 1983 and is a British television presenter, model, internet personality, writer, and fashion designer.


Alexa Chung's father is of three-quarters Chinese descent, while her mother is of English descent.


Alexa Chung attended secondary state school at the local Perins School and spent sixth form at Peter Symonds College, Winchester.


Alexa Chung was accepted at King's College London to study English and Chelsea College of Arts to study art, but at the age of 16 was scouted by a modelling agency at the Reading Festival before attending.


Alexa Chung was scouted after being seen in the comedy tent at the Reading Festival at the age of 16.


Alexa Chung had developed a "distorted body image" and "low self-esteem" through modelling.


Alexa Chung then joined London-based modelling agency Select Model Management and, in April 2009, she modeled Wren's Holiday 2009 collection, alongside her friend Tennessee Thomas.

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In July 2009, Alexa Chung moved to NEXT Model Management and became the face of DKNY Jeans.


Alexa Chung was announced as the first celebrity face of Lacoste in June 2010, appearing in both the TV and print advertising campaigns for their "Joy of Pink" fragrance.


In January 2011, Alexa Chung was announced as the face of Italian sneaker brand Superga, in a campaign to mark their 100th anniversary.


Alexa Chung worked with Tommy Hilfiger as a guest editor for their Fall 2014 collection, and modeled their clothes.


Alexa Chung became the face of Longchamp in 2013 and by 2015 she had appeared in her fourth campaign for the fashion brand.


Alexa Chung has been cited as a muse to many fashion designers because of her distinctive personal style.


Alexa Chung frequently appears on best-dressed lists, is a regular model for Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar and is often seen in the front row at fashion shows.


Alexa Chung collaborated with Madewell for a second collection, released in September 2011.


In December 2010, Bryan Ferry, on behalf of the British Fashion Council, presented Alexa Chung with the British Style Award which "recognises an individual who embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for the UK as a leading creative hub for fashion" at a ceremony at the Savoy Theatre in London.


At the British Fashion Awards of 2011,2012 and 2013, Alexa Chung won the British Style Award, for which the public voted.


In 2015, Alexa Chung collaborated with AG Jeans on two collections.


Alexa Chung then moved to Channel 4, where she guest presented Big Brother's Big Mouth and appeared as a panellist on quiz show 8 out of 10 Cats.


Alexa Chung hosted a number of T4 Movie Specials, 4Music Specials, T4 Holiday Mornings along with T4's coverage of many music festivals.


In January 2008, Alexa Chung became one of the four anchor T4 presenters.


Alexa Chung hosted T4's Vanity Lair, a reality show investigating the concept of "beauty".


Alexa Chung described it as "pretty much my dream job".


Alexa Chung hosted a T4 fashion and music show called Frock Me, with fashion designer Henry Holland.


Alexa Chung hosted the Diesel U Music Awards and the Elle Style Awards.

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In 2009, Alexa Chung was awarded both the Elle Style award for Best TV Presenter and Glamours award for Best TV Presenter.


Alexa Chung presented It's On with Alexa Chung for MTV.


Alexa Chung returned to UK TV screens in April 2010 with a second series of Frock Me.


Alexa Chung has since worked on 24 Hour Catwalk, acting as the host and a judge.


In 2012, Alexa Chung soon became the founding co-host for the nightly music show Fuse News.


In December 2013, it was announced that Alexa Chung would be leaving Fuse News to focus on other endeavours.


In September 2015, Alexa Chung hosted an online documentary series for Vogue UK.


Alexa Chung joined Queer Eye's Tan France as co-host of the Netflix original fashion competition show Next In Fashion, which debuted on 29 January 2020.


Alexa Chung wrote a monthly column for British women's magazine Company from October 2007 to June 2008.


Alexa Chung has interviewed designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Christopher Kane for the publication, and wrote a cover story about Kate Upton.


From 2009 to 2010 Alexa Chung was a member of the indie band The Stray with her close friend, model Misty Fox.


Alexa Chung lived with fashion photographer David Titlow, twenty years her senior, for three and a half years from 2003 to 2006.


Alexa Chung was in a four-year relationship with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner from July 2007 until July 2011; they lived together in London and later in New York where Chung purchased an apartment in the East Village.


Alexa Chung dated actor Alexander Skarsgard from 2015 to early 2017.