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Alexa Chung (born 5.11.1983)
Alexa Chung is a former model and is currently a presenter of British television programmes.

Childhood: Alexa Chung is the youngest of four children born to an English mother and part-Chinese father. Alexa's eldest brother is Dom Chung, a DJ at the London club, Ministry of Sound.

Alexa attended Perins Community College and Peter Symonds College in Winchester. She was signed to a modelling agency after leaving school so did not attend either of the University courses that she had been offered. Alexa gained two A's at A-level (in English and Art) and one B (in History).

Modelling Career: Elite Model Management first noticed Alexa when she attended The Clothes Show, at age 14. Alexa never worked for Elite, but was again noticed at the Reading Festival two years later by Storm Model Management, with whom she signed a contract.

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

Alexa later appeared in a number of music videos, for The Streets, Westlife, and Reuben, among others. She also shared an on-screen kiss with Holly Valance. In January 2008, Alexa was announced as the new face of Antipodium, a collection that retails in Harvey Nichols and Liberty.

TV Career: Alexa Chung was invited to present Channel 4's Popworld when Miquita Oliver and Simon Amstell both left in 2006. She had originally auditioned when she was 18 years old but didn't get anywhere. Along with Alex Zane, her co-presenter, Alexa also presented a Popworld internet radio show for seven months.

Alexa was featured in Ben Elton's topical satire show, Get A Grip, but the show was badly received by critics. Later in 2007, she signed a 'golden handcuffs' deal with Channel 4, reported to be worth £100,000. As part of the deal, she appeared on a number of shows, including 8 out of 10 Cats, Big Brother's Big Mouth, T4 Holiday Mornings, T4 Movie Specials, T4 Music Specials as well as presenting coverage of the V and T in the Park festivals.

Alexa Chung was number 18 in Broadcast's Hot 100 Talent list of 2007 and became one of four main T4 presenters, following June Sarpong's departure. She also presented Vanity Lair, a 10-week reality show exploring contemporary notions of beauty.

The BBC has also shown interest in Alexa's presenting talents and she presents the BBC Three show The Wall, along with Rhys Thomas.

Personal Life: For three and a half years, Alexa dated David Titlow. Titlow was the singer in 1980's pop group Blue Mercedes and is 20 years her senior.

Alexa was also briefly in a relationship with the singer from The Horrors, Faris Badwan. The relationship was put under strain when The Horrors' fans were angered by a Popworld interview with Alexa and the band.

In 2007, Alexa dated Klaxons' keyboardist James Righton, though the relationship only lasted a few months. She was also linked with Lostprophets' singer, Ian Watkins.

In July 2007, The Sun reported that Alexa Chung and Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys had paired up at T in the Park. Chung was supposedly still dating Watkins, though she officially split with him in August and has been photographed on numerous occasions since with Alex Turner. It has been reported that Chung and Turner plan to buy a London property together.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Alexa Chung - A host of celebrities were photographed as they arrived at the ELLE Style Awards 2015 which were held at the Walkie Talkie building in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th February 2015

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Pharrell Williams Surprises Glamorous Guests At Serpentine Galleries' Summer Party


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While most of the country was bedding down in readiness for another day of work on Tuesday night, the country's rich and famous were enjoying a glittering summer party to remember, courtesy of London's Serpentine Galleries. From supermodels to royalty, and pop stars to screen stars, London's Kensington Gardens was crammed to the treetops with A-listers.

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Pharrell Williams Brought A Surprise Set To The Serpentine Galleries' Summer Party.

US rapper Pharrell Williams was the surprise performer of the evening and treated guests at the annual fund-raiser to a neat half-hour set of his chart-topping, soulful pop. "We're in the best artistic environment we could be in," Williams said as the sun set and the moon rose over the leafy gardens.

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Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2014: Who Was Best Dressed? [Pictures]


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Some of Britain’s most stylish women were on hand for last night’s (June 3rd) Glamour Women of the Year awards. Dame Helen Mirren took home the highest honour, being named an ‘Icon’ at the ceremony, while the ever stylish Alexa Chung was named entrepreneur of the year. But who won in the style stakes on last nights fashion filled red carpet?

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Alexa Chung led the way with a stylish and subtly sexy black Dior dress, the knee length number featured a peek-a-boo lace design at the top and then flowed out into a full skirt. Of course you can always count on Alexa to be on top of the latest red carpet trends and her dress included the star's favourite feature of the moment, pockets.

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