You’d never guess from her slim figure and confident catwalk persona, but Alexa Chung started out her career as a pudding waitress with crippling shyness.
In the early 2000s, she was in charge of the cakes and treats at a country pub in East Hampshire where she grew up.
‘I worked at a pub at weekends as the pudding trolley girl because I was chronically shy,’ admits the 36-year-old model, now known for her edgy sense of fashion.
Alexa Chung, 36, pictured left, in a photo posted to Instagram and right, at the Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Camp: Notes on Fashion in New York, USA
‘I couldn’t take orders or do anything that meant interacting too much with the customers because I was really embarrassed and awkward, so they put me on the pudding trolley duty. I just had to roll out the array of cakes and serve them up.’
Now, of course, she’s not one to be trifled with…
Demi’s luck of the drawl
Hollywood star Demi Moore can’t fathom why her trademark sultry voice gets pulses racing.
Demi Moore pictured attending the 2020 Vanity Far Oscar party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in February in Beverly Hills, California
‘It’s so nails on a chalkboard to hear your own voice. I’m grateful that other people see something, because when I’m hearing it I’m like, “Oh God, do I sound the most boring?” It’s definitely painful,’ she admits.
The Ghost star, right, who stars in erotic podcast Dirty Diana, adds: ‘People had already been commenting on my voice way back, when I was 14 or 15. Probably those Marlboro Reds that I was smoking as a teenager didn’t hurt.’
That’s one voice-improver you definitely should not try at home…