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