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Alexa Chung Recalls Early Modeling Days: Creepy Men Ask You to Strip

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There's been a lot of talk about the dark side of modeling lately.

Now Alexa Chung is revealing some alarming experiences she had as a teenage fashionista.

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"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 mom I know that's wrong. . .In hindsight I look back and think, 'Did you really need an 18-year-old girl to strip in your front room," she says to the Times.

She goes on to explain why she would keep those moments secret even from her family. "I never really asked my mum or dad's advice during that time and it actually felt like I didn't want to tell them too much about the reality of what was going on," the now 29-year-old says. "I already knew it was wrong."

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Although she's moved on and upward—she just landed a major campaign with L'Oreal—the British beauty says the traumatic experiences sometimes affect her. "I get flashbacks now," she says. "I'll be reminded of something because I've sort of blocked it out and I don't really think those days. Like recently, I was like, 'Oh my God. That's so not on."

Hopefully the fashionista will be sharing advice for young models on how to avoid those scary situations in her upcoming book.

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