Alexa Chung Haunted by "Creepy" Teenage Model Experience

 Alexa Chung has candidly spoken on her experience as a young model. Scouted at just 14, Alexa says she never told her parents about some of the "creepy" shoots she participated in because she knew they would stop her from continuing and she was addicted to the thrill of making money. She believes that some of the things she was asked to do were "wrong" and she knew it at the time but kept it a secret:

''I actually kept modelling very separate. I never really asked my mum or my dad's advice during that time and it actually felt like I didn't want to tell them 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.
'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.''

Alexa says she has blocked out the memories but often gets flashbacks and is reminded of the things she did:

''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?'
''I get flashbacks now. Loads of flashbacks. I'll be reminded of something because I've sort of blocked it out and I don't really think of those days. Like, recently, I was like, 'Oh my God. That's so not on'. ''

She also admits to being addicted to the thrill of making big bucks and didn't want to stop:

''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.''

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