Rather than coming across as entitled and ‘make way for the talent’, Chung shares a number of difficulties specific to her position. What we might refer to as excessive modesty she calls ‘it-girl problems’. These include:
- She received a clothing allowance and blew it on one statement piece: ‘Basically, I was given a budget, and I spent it all on one Balenciaga leather jacket. So I’ve got ten episodes and nothing to wear.... My closet at home is barren.’
- But not really. Actually, it’s quite messy: ‘Back in London, I had what I called a “terror room.” It was floor-to-floor with shipped boxes from the USA, still unpacked one year on, with clothes spilling out of them—basically, a mattress of clothes up to here.... I’m worried that if it’s neatly arranged, I won’t be able to get dressed.’
- The paps only catch her on off-days: ‘The annoying thing is that whenever I do spot a pap, I’m like, Ugh! Today wasn’t a good day. Why didn’t you get me yesterday?’
- She feels awkward carrying her Mulberry Alexa bag: ‘It just seems a bit much now, like, “Hey, guys, guess what I’m carrying?”’
- Since she's been single, she only gets hit on by adoring girls, not cute men: ‘It’s never boys who come up to me. It’s always cool-looking girls. It’s very handy for my straight male friends. They love that I attract this bevy of beautiful young women.’
Chung’s new TV project, 24-Hour Catwalk, is about to debut on American TV. She’s trying to ‘set her expectations low,’ because she ‘got so burnt by the last [show]’. Give yourself a pat on the back, Alexa—we’re rooting for you.