Alexa Chung, born November 5, 1983, has an enviable and inspiring resume. She is an amazing writer, television presenter, blogger, internet personality, talented fashion designer, and model from Winchester, Hampshire, England. Chung started her modeling career at 16 after being spotted at the comedy tent at the Reading Festival. Later, she also did modeling for many teen magazines, such as “CosmoGIRL!” and “Elle Girl,” always chasing her dream. Having a bright personality, Chung has also appeared in music videos for celebrities like Westlife, Reuben, The Streets, and Holly Valance and has a long T.V. host career that spans over a decade. Join us as we celebrate this fantastic, multi-talented artist on her special day.
Alexa Chung has become a household name in the fashion industry. Her lovely and unique personality has captured the hearts of millions of people across the globe. Though Chung has had ups and downs in her early life, she remains an inspiring role model to all her followers.
Born on November 5, 1983, in Winchester, Hampshire, England, Chung is the daughter of Gillian and Phillip Chung. Her modeling career began at 16 when she performed at the comedy tent during the Reading Festival. There, she was spotted, and opportunities never ceased popping up after that. She did modeling for many teen magazines, such as “CosmoGIRL!” and “Elle Girl,” and has worked for outstanding companies like Sony Ericsson, Fanta, Urban Outfitters, Sunsilk, and Tampax. She has also worked in T.V., with hosting being her main area of expertise. Chung has been co-host of several shows, including “Popworld,” “It’s On with Alexa Chung,” and, most recently, Netflix’s “Next In Fashion.”
Although modeling is not her main gig as of right now, Chung never really left. She was announced as the face of Australian fashion label Antipodium’s S.S. 2008 collection, and the face of the British High Street giant New Look in 2009. That same year, Chung joined the London-based modeling agency Select Model Management. As her career grew, she became the face of D.K.N.Y. Jeans after joining the NEXT Model Management agency. Aside from modeling, Chung is also a fantastic writer, with a published monthly column for the British magazine “Company” from October 2007 to June 2008. Later, she wrote a weekly column for “The Independent,” the widely known British newspaper, from November 2008 to June 2009.
Chung lands the role of Jake in the new Fashion T.V.’s scripted reality show.
She is announced as the face of Australian fashion label Antipodium’s new collection.
After joining NEXT Model Management, Chung becomes D.K.N.Y. Jean’s face.
Chung and Tan France co-host Netflix’s new fashion show for one season.
Why We Love Alexa Chung
She is family oriented
Chung has stated in many interviews that her family is very important. She says they will always come first in everything she does.
She volunteers and works for charity
Chung is an Oxfam ambassador. She also visited Malawi to help empower women and often donates free designer items she gets to charity.
She is stylish
As someone that has over a decade of working in the fashion industry, Chung’s style knows no boundaries. She rocks everything she wears.
5 Surprising Facts
She has endometriosis
In 2020, Chung came forward with her diagnosis through social media.
She wanted to quit
When she was younger, Chung wanted to quit to care for her mental health.
She dated Alex Turner
The singer and the model had a relationship from 2007 to 2011.
She was a magician's assistant
In 2012 London’s Fashion Week, she aided magician Hans Klok with many tricks.
She is a feminist
She prioritizes women's equality and once even refused to model underwear in a men's magazine.
Alexa Chung FAQs
What is Alexa Chung's heritage?
Her mother is of English descent, while her father is mostly of Chinese descent.
Is Alexa Chung vegan?
She’s a vegetarian.
Are Jamie Chung and Alexa Chung related?
No, they are not related.
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