Alexa Chung: “Creepy Men” Used To Exploit Me As A Young Model

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2013 - 10:20 am
  • Alexa Chung revealed that earlier in her modeling career “creepy men” would ask her to take her clothes off. “I didn’t want to tell [my parents] too much about the reality of what was going on — when I was taking the train to London and being asked to do certain things,” she explained. “I already knew it was wrong. So, you know, if there was a casting where some creepy man there had gone on to his flat in Ilford, and , you know, ‘Take your clothes off…’ and if I’d have done it, I won’t tell my mum because I know that’s wrong. You had lots of castings where they were like,’This is for swimwear,’ and in hindsight, I look back and think, ‘Did you really need an 18-year-old girl to strip in your front room?'” Sadly these exploitative tales are all too common. [Cosmopolitan UK]
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