Alexa Chung: Fashion designer and model born near Petersfield who dated the leader of the Arctic Monkeys
A number of famous people have grown up and lived in Hampshire over the years.
Chelsea and England superstar Mason Mount, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden and Crown star Josh O’Connor are just three people from the sports and entertainment world who grew up in the county.
Model Cara Delevingne was also educated in Hampshire, at the same school as Daniel Day-Lewis and Lily Allen.
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However, you might not know that one of the biggest names in the fashion industry was born, raised and educated in Hampshire.
Alexa Chung was spotted as a model when she was just 16 years old.
Born in Privett, East Hampshire near Petersfield, Chung modeled for several magazines as a teenager and worked for several major brands including Fanta, Sony and Urban Outfitters.
The 38-year-old has also featured in music videos for groups such as Westlife and The Streets and in 2017 the model started her own fashion label named Alexachung.
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If you are wondering where you know her from, maybe it could be from her TV career.
She became a presenter on T4, a Channel 4 brand, from 2008 to 2009. Dermot O’Leary, Ben Shephard, Vernon Kay and Nick Grimshaw are other faces well known to be part of the T4 team over the years. .
Also an author, Chung was educated at Perins School in New Alresford at the same time as Russell Howard, although three years younger than the comedian.
Over the year, the star has had a number of well-known boyfriends, including Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and actor Alexander Skarsgård.
Last year, Chung took to Instagram to reveal that she had been diagnosed with endometriosis in an attempt to raise awareness.
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