Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Behind the Scenes: Why does everyone rate Alexa Chung?

Alexa Chung talks to The Guardian - It's fashion, dahling!The former model turned TV presenter Alexa Chung was all over the web yesterday due to an interview she gave to The Guardian. I'm not sure what the fuss is about this girl. I think her presenting skills are OK but nothing special.

She's obviously pretty and fairly stylish but aside from that, I'm not sure why everyone likes her so much. Especially when she talks about being in the heartbreakers group with Kelly Osbourne (why is it cool to be cruel?!), reading Lolita and drawing pics of the author Vladimir Nabokov. Sigh. Yet another model has to prove she is intelligent.

It reminds me of the time I interviewed Natalie Portman. She is possibly the most beautiful movie star I've ever met. At the time she had shaved her head for V For Vendetta and she still managed to look gorgeous. However, as soon as she opened her mouth, my crush was over. Damn that girl is boooooring. She spent the ENTIRE time talking about Goya (admittedly she was due to be in a film about the artist) and listed every... single... book she's read in the last year.

I don't know why beautiful girls feel the need to prove they are also intelligent. If they just talked naturally, it would be so much better. Possibly the most intelligent actress I've interviewed as Emmy Rossum - she was only 7 when she performed for the Metropolitan Opera in New York, singing 20 different operas in 6 languages! Again, she is very pretty but she didn't feel the need to prove her academic worth.

1 comment:

Sue said...

I read that interview on the tube yesterday, and enjoyed it. I thought she came across really well? I know what you mean about the heartbreaker thing but she has a boyfriend? She seems really self-aware about overexposure etc.

I've been looking up pictures of her, and she does have great style, it's very wearable. She's beautiful and thin though, so clothes are bound to look good.