TALK OF THE TOWN: Alexa Chung can stand on one leg for seven hours

TALK OF THE TOWN: How Alexa Chung became a top model by standing on one leg for seven hours at photoshoots

It’s not looks or a head for business that have helped Alexa Chung carve out a successful career as a model and designer – it is her ability to stand on one leg for seven hours. 

Alexa has worked for top fashion houses such as Chanel, but she started out in shoots for teenage magazines and says: ‘I ended up being booked consistently because I would do whatever – jump in an ice bath or stand on a bed on one leg for seven hours.’ 

I bet she can do a great flamingo impression!

It’s not looks or a head for business that have helped Alexa Chung carve out a successful career as a model and designer – it is her ability to stand on one leg for seven hours (pictured: Alexa Chung at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2019)


Alexa has worked for top fashion houses such as Chanel, but she started out in shoots for teenage magazines and says: ‘I ended up being booked consistently because I would do whatever – jump in an ice bath or stand on a bed on one leg for seven hours’ (left: at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2018; right: in Los Angeles, 2015)

Sartorial standards are definitely slipping at one of London’s most exclusive clubs – guests can now wear jeans and trainers. 

The RAF Club in Piccadilly, which counts the Queen as its patron, is also allowing polo shirts and shorts in a bid to attract younger officers. 

But there is some good news for traditionalists in blazers and ties – sandals, flip-flops and sportswear are still banned.

He is well-known for being one of the brashest people in showbiz world, but celebrity photographer Rankin now cringes at his past behaviour. 

‘I just want to apologise to a lot of people if I was ever offensive to them,’ says the man who has snapped everyone from David Bowie to Kate Moss. 

‘I’ve been a bit of a d***.’ 

That’s one way of putting it!

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