Alexa Chung's unimpressed parents

Published on 16 May 2011

Model and TV presenter Alexa Chung's parents are not impressed by her career choice.

Alexa Chung's parents are not impressed by her career choice.
The 27-year-old model-and-presenter - who was raised in a small village in the south of England by her mother Gillian and father Phil - doesn't feel she is favoured by her parents, as they champion the skills of her siblings instead.
She explained: "When I first got scouted on a beach in Majorca, at the age of 14, I don't think my parents actually believed me.
"But that was the point with my parents; they were the least pushy, least impressed people in the world.
"My dad's still like that. Whenever I tell him about anything I've done, he always goes, 'Ah, yes, but look what Nathalie's done.'
"Nathalie is my dad's favourite. Dom is my mum's. Fact. I tease them about it all the time."
However, Alexa revealed she was "addicted" to modelling when she first started out at the age of 17.
She said: "I was addicted, like a gambler. Yes, I could be making a measly £200 one day but tomorrow I might make a commercial for £300,000."