The British fashion model, writer for Vogue, and DJ Alexa Chung was born in 1983 in Winchester, Hampshire. Chung was discovered by a modeling agency in London when she was only sixteen years old, and she immediately began modeling for such high profile magazines such as Elle Girl and CosmoGIRL, in addition to modeling for Urban Outfitters, Sony Ericsson, and a number of other large companies. Chung continued to model for about four years, until she began studying journalism, which inspired her to segue into television.
Alexa began her television hosting career on Channel 4’s Popworld, which led to her own radio show associated with the network. Chung also hosted Vanity Lair, Freshly Squeezed, and served as a presenter for the BBC Three series The Wall in 2008. By 2009, Chung’s work had shifted to more fashion world commentary and music program hosting, eventually launching her series It’s On with Alexa Chung for the MTV network. During this entire time, Chung also began her career as a writer and contributor for such notable publications as British Vogue and The Independent, and she published her own book, titled It, in 2013.
Alexa Chung’s time with Channel 4’s Popworld sparked her interest and love of music, which has continued to expand since that time. After many years appearing frequently at music festivals and music events, Chung began her own work as a DJ in 2011. Today, her DJ-ing skills, both live and via the airwaves, are in high demand and she frequently DJs for private parties and major events, often alongside other up and coming celebrity DJ’s.
Most recently, Alexa Chung returned to the runway to participate in Fashion Week on behalf of Stella McCartney in 2012. She also recently worked with Tommy Hilfiger as a model and editor for their 2014 and 2015 collections.