I had to strip off for men in their homes to get work

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By NEIL GOOD­WIN neil@sun­daysport.co.uk

TELLY hot­tie Alexa Chung has told of her naked ‘cast­ing couch’ em­bar­rass­ment.

The gor­geous MTV pre­sen­ter says she was per­suaded to strip naked by un­scrupu­lous fash­ion bosses while try­ing to carve out a ca­reer as a top model.

The 29-year-old for­mer T4 Pop­world pre­sen­ter re­vealed: “I al­ready knew it was wrong.

“So, you know, if there was a cast­ing where some creepy man there had gone on to his flat in Il­ford, and, you know, ‘Take your clothes off...’ and if I’d have done it, I won’t tell my mum be­cause I know that’s wrong.”

Top­less

Stun­ning pin-up Alexa even­tu­ally quit the world of fash­ion mod­el­ling full-time in 2006, con­fess­ing that she had de­vel­oped a “dis­torted body im­age” and “low self­es­teem”.

And she added: “Well, you had lots of cast­ings where they were like, ‘This is for swimwear’.

“And in hind­sight, I look back and think, ‘Did you re­ally need an 18-year-old girl to strip in your front room?’”

Style guru Alexa has since made it per­fectly clear she’s NEVER go­ing to get her boobs out again – de­spite the fact she posed top­less in a bath for 2005’s on­line Fash­ion TV se­ries Shoot Me.

She said re­cently: “I think it’s an easy op­tion. I’m so sick of girls push­ing their boobs up in pho­to­graphs.

“I hate the way women want to be ‘hot’ all the time.

“I don’t feel com­fort­able do­ing that. And also, I think that gives you a cer­tain shelf-life.

“I would like to try to be a dif­fer­ent kind of role model, one who’s prop­erly cov­ered up.

“I want to be on Ra­dio 4 when I’m older talk­ing about books – and I think if I get my tits out now I won’t be able to do that later.”

Brunette beauty Alexa is ru­moured to be dat­ing 30 Sec­onds To Mars rocker Jared Leto, 41, hav­ing re­cently split from Arc­tic Mon­keys front­man Alex Turner, 27, af­ter a four-year fling.

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