Career: Alexa was approached by a modelling scout in the comedy tent at the Reading music festival when she was 16, and was taken on by Storm Model Management. Four years later she gave up modelling when she was asked to co-host irreverent music show Popworld, later becoming an anchor for T4. In 2009 she left the UK to present It’s On With Alexa Chung for MTV, but the show was cancelled after six months and she returned to the UK. A recognised style icon, Alexa co-hosted NBC’s 2011 Golden Globe Arrivals Special.
Relationships: Alexa has been dating Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner since 2007. Before that, she lived with fashion photographer David Titlow, who was 20 years her senior, for more than three years. She has also dated Lost Prophets frontman Ian Watkins, Klaxons keyboard player James Righton and The Horrors frontman Faris Badwan.
FYI: She frequently appears on best-dressed lists and in 2009 Mulberry designed a bag - The Alexa - in her honour. It became a best-selling design.