Birth name Alexa Chung

Birthday 5 November 1983

Star sign Scorpio

Privett, Hampshire

Alexa Chung
is the youngest of four children born to English mother Gill and father Phil Chung, who is of 3/4 Chinese descent.

Her eldest brother is DJ Dom Chung.

Alexa attended Perins Community College and spent sixth form at Peter Symonds College in Winchester.

She was accepted at King’s College London to read English but before attending Alexa was scouted by Storm Model Management.

Alexa featured in a number of high profile assignments, including cover shots for Elle Girl and CosmoGIRL! as well as advertising campaigns for Sunsilk, Sony Ericsson and Urban Outfitters.

She also appeared in a number of music videos such as promos for The Streets and Westlife.

In 2006, Alexa began her presenting career on Channel 4’s Popworld, later featuring in shows including Big Brother’s Big Mouth, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Gok’s Fashion Fix and Frock Me.

She also co-hosted numerous T4 film and music specials.

In July 2007, Alexa Chung began dating Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner. The couple split in 2011.

Inspired by her style and personality, British brand Mulberry released its Alexa bag in January 2009. It became an instant sell-out.

She left Channel 4 in April 2009 to embark on a US career, where she went on to present It’s On With Alexa Chung, 24 Hour Catwalk and Fuse News.

Having written for The Independent from November 2008 to June 2009, Alexa was made a contributing editor of British Vogue in June 2009. She became the cover star the following February.

June 2010 saw her become the first celebrity to feature in a campaign for Lacoste, and in January 2011 she was chosen as the face of Superga.

Alexa was named the face of French brand Maje in June 2012, and two months later was spotted on the set of Gossip Girl filming scenes for the final season.

In September 2013 she released IT, her autobiography/doodle book.

Alexa Chung announced in December 2013 that she would be designing her own fashion collection.

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