“I talked to the team and immediately became interested in the idea of the show. It just sounded so modern and fun,” Chung says. It didn’t hurt that she and France had instant friend chemistry. “I’m just jazzed to have found a new best mate,” she says of her co-star. “We didn’t know one another before the show, but he’s taken a place in my heart as one of my favorite human beings. As soon as he walks in, he’s like, ‘Hi, Chungy!’ and I’m like, aaaaggggh! So, yeah, I’m very pleased to know him.” Viewers approve of the partnership as well. “Alexa + Tan is the duo I never thought I needed” is one of the top comments on Next in Fashion’s season one trailer.
As soon as she arrived on set, Chung started exceeding expectations (which, I’m learning, is a recurring theme for her). She recalls, “When we started filming and I could read a cue card really well, everyone was like, ‘Wow, you’re good at that,’ and I was like, ‘Guys, I started out as a TV presenter. This is the only thing I’m technically able to do, so hold my beer.’”