Alexa Chung is a model, fashion icon, TV personality, and writer. She is currently a contributing editor for Vogue and a muse to many fashion designers. You can find her on many best dressed lists and in the front row at many fashion shows.
Chung was born in Privett, Hampshire, England, to a British mother and a part Chinese father. For secondary school she attended the Pernis School in Hampshire and later Peter Symonds College in Windsor. She was "discovered" at the young age of 16 and began modeling for Storm Model Management. The same management company that "discovered" our featured newcomer, Cara Delevingne.
Her modeling portfolio includes Madewell, Sunsilk, Sony Ericsson, and Tretorn. She has been featured on the covers of Elle Indonesia, Elle Argentina, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, and many more. Additionally, she appeared in the 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show.
After several years of modeling, Chung began a career as a television personality. She was a presenter on Channel 4's Popworld and several other shows, including her own It's On with Alexa Chung. Her show aired for two seasons on MTV. It was a live, on-air music show designed to bring teens back from the web to TV. It's On used web content in a similar format to the popular Tosh.0 on Comedy Central.
On her changing career path, Chung said, “I didn't mean to be a TV presenter, I just hated modeling. It feels very odd that it's turned into this 'It-girl' thing. What does that even mean? I wear clothes and I go out. It's so weird.”
Having once told an interviewer she thinks of herself as “just a TV presenter,” it’s not surprising that she’s often credited with a down to earth personality. She is described with having both a "quirky" and "easy going" style. Choosing to wear what suits her body type and what she finds comfortable makes her stand out. It also reflects her down to earth personality that she is often credited with.
She has dated several high-profile men, including photographer David Titlow from 2003 to 2006 and the frontman for the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner, from 2007 to 2011. She is also rumored to have dated Jared Leto, Ian Watkins, and Douglas Booth.
Alexa Chung currently resides in New York City, where she bought an apartment in the East Village. She continues to be a muse to the fashion world and her fans throughout the world.