Biography of Alexa Chung
Childhood and Family Description:
Alexa Chung is an English fashion hipster model, Television Presenter and contributing editor at British Vogue Magazine. She was born on 5th of November 1983 Privett, Hampshire, England. She is the daughter of Chinese origin father Philip, who works as a graphic designer and English mother, Gillian a housewife. She is the youngest sister of the two brothers Jamie and Dominic and a sister Natalie. She began her schooling from Perins Community School, Hampshire and later joined Peter Symonds College, Winchester. Her modeling career began at the age of 16 when London based model management company approached her at the Reading Festival and scouted her as a model.
Beginning of her Career as a Model (1999-2005):
In the beginning of her career as model she campaigned for the renowned brands such as Sony Ericsson, Sunsilk, Tampax, Urban Outfitters, Shiatzy Chen and Fanta. She modeled for fashion and beauty magazines such as Cosmo Girl and Elle Girl. She also appeared in music videos of the singers Delta Goodrem, Reuben and Holly Valance and music group of The Streets and Westlife.
Switching to Television from Modeling (2006-2007):
After four years of her modeling career Alexa with intension of joining a university to pursue a fashion journalism course, had to quit modeling. Instead Alexa began her career as Television Presenter in 2006 by appearing in show Popworld as a co-host on Channel 4.
Alexa continuing her career as TV Presenter, guest presented the show ‘Big Brother’s Big Mouth’. Then she hosted other shows of Channel4 such as 4Music Specials, T4 Holiday Mornings, T4 Movie Specials and Freshly Squeezed. She appeared in the show ‘8 out of 10 Cats’ as a panelist.
Return back to the Modeling (2008):
Alexa after becoming the recognized face of the Television returned to the modeling in 2008 and campaigned for the famous London-based, Australian made women wear brand Antipodium’s Spring Summer collection 08. She also became the face of the Oxfam’s ethical fashion range. Alexa, opted for Catwalk on the ramp of London Fashion Week in September, 2008 to represent the collection of famous British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood. After her return to the modeling, Alexa began to host more fashion based shows. She worked as a ‘roving reporter’ for the show ‘Gok’s Fashion Fix’ which was aired on the Channel4. Alexa co-hosts the music and fashion show ‘Frock Me’ with fashion designer Henry Holland.
In America (2009):
Alexa moved to the America in April 2009 and presented the show ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ for MTV. It was a daily live, chat and music show comprising of the chat with celebrity, interaction with viewers and the music. It was very much liked by the viewers across the world. Alexa became the brand ambassador of the brand ‘New Look’ and DKNY jeans in 2009.
Alexa as a Contributing Editor of Vogue:
In June 2009 Alexa was made the contributing editor of the famous British Fashion Magazine ‘Vogue’ and she appeared on the cover page of the magazine for the first time in February 2010 edition. Now Alexa is also the regular cover girl of the Vogue. Apart from regularly appearing on the cover of Vogue, Alexa is often seen on the covers of other fashion magazines such as ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Elle’. Before becoming the contributing editor of Vogue, Alexa used to write the columns for the famous monthly women’s magazine ‘Company’ and weekly newspaper ‘Independent’.
Back to England (2010):
Alexa returned to England in April 2010 and once again presented the TV show for Channel4. She hosts the second series of music and fashion show ‘Frock Me’. Alexa began to host the informal chat show ‘Gonzo with Alexa Chung’ for MTV Rocks in October 2010 and is successfully being aired at present. She became the face of Spring Summer collection 10 of Pepe jeans and the first celebrity face of the famous apparel brand ‘Lacoste’ in 2010.
Personal Life and Relations:
At present Alexa lives at her residence at Columbia Road Market of East London with her singer boy-friend Alex-Turner who is the front man of the famous musical band Arctic Monkeys. Before meeting Turner, Alexa was in relationship with fashion photographer David Titlow who was twenty years senior from her.
Alexa on Television
1 Autotune the News (2009)
2 Big Brother’s Big Mouth (2007)
3 Channel 4 NME Awards Backstage (2010)
4 Fashion Rocks is Coming (2007)
5 Freshly Squeezed (2007–2009)
6 Frock Me with TK Maxx (2010)
7 Get a Grip (2007)
8 Gok’s Fashion Fix (2008)
9 Gonzo for MTV Rocks (2010)
10 NBC’s 2011 Golden Globe Arrivals Special (2011)
11 Popworld (2006–2007)
12 Rip Curl Festival coverage (2006)
13 Shoot Me (2005)
14 The Devil Wears Primark (2008)
15 The Wall (2008)
16 T in the Park coverage (2007
17 T4 Holiday Mornings (2007–2009)
18 T4 Movie Specials (2006–2009)
19 T4 NME Awards coverage (2008)
20 T4 Weekends (2008–2009)
21 T4 on the Beach coverage (2006–2008)
22 Thrift America (2011)
23 Vanity Lair (2008)
24 V Festival coverage (2007–2008)
Brands or Products Represented by Alexa as a Model
1 Sony Ericsson
4 Urban Outfitters
6 Shiatzy Chen
7 Cosmo Girl
8 Elle Girl
9 Antipodium’s Spring Summer collection 08
10 Oxfam’s ethical fashion range
11 New Look
12 DKNY Jeans
14 Pepe Jeans