Alexa Chung

by ethnic on June 24, 2009

Place of Birth: Winchester, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 5 November, 1983

Ethnicity:
*37.5% Chinese
*62.5% English and Scottish

Alexa Chung is a British television presenter, model, and writer. Her father is of three quarters Chinese and one quarter English descent, and her mother is of Scottish and English ancestry.

Alexa’s paternal grandparents were Andrew Harry Chung and Constance A. Chinn (the daughter of Chan Muk Chinn and Maria Rodgers). Andrew and Constance were of Chinese background. Maria was caucasian, the daughter of Thomas M. Rogers and Margaret Morrison.

Alexa’s maternal grandparents are Ronald H. Burgess and Patricia N. Laughland (the daughter of Norman Charles Laughland and Alice Dorothy Andrews). Norman’s parents were Scottish.

Sources: http://www.independent.co.uk

Genealogy of Alexa Chung (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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athelya July 12, 2017 at 2:32 am

Funny how she has asian blood but rounder eyes than a lot europeans

Hill June 9, 2017 at 5:21 pm

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT CLICK PREVIOUS COMMENTS.

andrew May 11, 2016 at 3:54 pm

I’d change to:

37,5% Chinese
62,5% English and Scottish

pookerella May 11, 2016 at 9:06 am

People here are so damned ignorant and racist. You think white people are “pure?” Think again.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 11:51 pm

3/8ths Algerian is more understandable than Chinese.

She looks nothing like an Asian, but more Med/Middle Eastern.

Weird…

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm

She looks white.

pookerella May 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

She IS white. #racist

M June 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Her dad is mixed, not fully Chinese, people. God can’t some of you read? You all are acting so shocked that she looks white. She’s okay looking, very overrated and seems like a conceited bitch.

A user May 8, 2015 at 11:58 am

wow, Chinese? interesting.

a June 29, 2014 at 7:15 am

I really don’t understand what she does and why she is famous

annfast June 29, 2014 at 7:29 am

she dated with Alex Turner and she is redactor of british Vogue

a June 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Some people think the lead singer of Arctic Monkeys is hot .To me he’s average and pretty boring like other british men,he’s a Beatle wannabe

pookerella May 11, 2016 at 9:11 am

BTW we say “editor” here up in the US. The word “redact” means more “to censure” here

Nikki April 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

she is not asian

ME June 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm

she is,get over it

ihatemostpeople March 10, 2014 at 2:18 am

I don’t know why everyone is surprised that she’s part Asian. Her dad is 3/4 Chinese and 1/4 white, so of course she’s going to look less Asian than the average Eurasian (although even some 1/2 and 1/2 people can look white-passing). Her brother looks a bit more Asian than her, but he’s even white-passing, or Hispanic looking.

Her brother: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnb5ygixad1qashl1o1_500.jpg

ME June 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I can’t see asian in her,but in her brother is evident

Eric January 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Well, she’s less than half Chinese but not much less, but she looks quite caucasian to have never have been teased for it except for the name. Haven’t seen the mom, but the only thing I’d think would win out here is dark hair over light hair.

sammie September 5, 2011 at 8:16 am

I’m a bit relieved she didn’t change her last name. kudos to her for that (i’m chinese). I can tell she probably gets a lot of surprise or weird questions from ppl she knows when they find out she’s part chinese.

Kimmel June 30, 2017 at 10:24 am

Yeah, I must say i’m proud of her for not changing her name. But, I think she is from a middle-class family so the name thing wouldn’t affect her as much as some others.

Holly88 August 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I think she’s really pretty. I wouldn’t have guessed she was Eurasian and I’m usually good with people’s ethnicities.

LadyNikkitten November 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I knew she looked a little different, but couldn’t really pinpoint what exactly was so different… looks a little bit like she had some Middle Eastern or Italian.

andrew November 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm

well, she’s Caucasian looking (anything asian). Could she fit in Italy? maybe. Middle East? uhhmm..

Eric January 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I myself am half Chinese and half northern European myself, and look a bit closer to “asian” than she does but some people have to have it pointed out…as a kind and young adult it was more pronounced.

You never know what you get.

Alice July 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

Her father is half Chinese so she is only a quarter Chinese. She is 3/4 English.

shan September 17, 2011 at 3:12 am

Her father is not half Chinese, he is 3/4 Chinese so how did you work out that she is 3/4 English?
Her English and Chinese heritige will be pretty equal. What would it be, like… 3/8 Chinese and 5/8 English??
Defnitely not 3/4 English anyhow.

Amanie July 1, 2011 at 10:07 pm

her eyes look chinese.

Paul. September 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I like her. I can relate with not looking Asian at all, I have some Asian in me, and you would not think it. At all.

moi September 16, 2010 at 4:51 am

she looked mixed

also her surname gave it away

Ahhh(: July 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Wow…. She looks all english… I only thought she was chinese because of her last name.. Genetics are crazy! lol

PH September 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I wouldn’t say Alexa looks all English, she does look a little bit “exotic” (sorry can’t find a better word) but you wouldn’t necessarily think she’s part East Asian. I met a girl who was half Chinese half English and she was naturally blond. She didn’t look English or Chinese, I couldn’t quite figure out what race she was until she said. I thought she was Russian. And I have a friend who’s half Chinese half Scottish and he looks more Chinese. Genetics are weird, fascinating how people turn out.

amy March 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

Her last name is definitely chinese but I would’ve never guessed because she has naturally blue eyes but I guess she get’s it from her mother’s side.

Anonymous December 17, 2009 at 12:49 pm

yeah shes a Scorpio!!:)

w. December 17, 2009 at 8:05 am

she had an odd look

ethnic December 14, 2009 at 8:44 am

The surname is a give away. I agree I cant see the Asian side much in her.

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Camille December 14, 2009 at 4:16 am

I knew it not because the way she looks but because of her surname. x x

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