Are Jamie Chung and Alexa Chung Related? No, They’re Not Sisters

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Sharing a surname whose bearers are generally people of Chinese or Korean descent, many fans seem to believe that Jamie Chung and Alexa Chung are sisters. However, they are born in different countries and are not related.

Jamie, whose parents are Korean immigrants, was born on April 10, 1983, in San Francisco, California. Alexa was born later the same year on November 5 in Privett, Hampshire, England, to parents of mixed Chinese and English descent.

British model Alexa Chung (L) is not related to American actress Jamie Chung (R)British model Alexa Chung (L) is not related to American actress Jamie Chung (R)

In December 2015, Alexa Chung was named Style Influencer of the Year at the 29th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards — also referred to as the “Shoe Oscars” — held at IAC Headquarters in New York City.

Alexa Chung wears her hair back at the Footwear News Achievement AwardsAlexa Chung wears her hair back at the Footwear News Achievement Awards held at the IAC Headquarters in New York City on December 2, 2015

The then 32-year-old fashion model looked sophisticated in a black-and-white ensemble consisting of a white Phillip Lim floral brocade dress and a black coat, both of which fell to her knees.

Her frock featured a sexy thigh-high split that allowed her to reveal her long slender legs, which she wrapped in black stockings to combat the New York City cold.

Alexa Chung wears a Phillip Lim dress on the red carpetAlexa Chung wears a Phillip Lim dress on the red carpet

The influencer added a pop of color to the chic monochrome look with a pair of red Gianvito Rossi sandals, which matched her bright red lipstick.

She completed the look by wearing her hair in a messy updo with loose tendrils framing her gorgeous face.

Alexa Chung's feet in Gianvito Rossi heels and black stockingsAlexa Chung’s feet in Gianvito Rossi heels and black stockings

Alexa’s red patent Gianvito Rossi’s “Portofino” sandals have 4-inch heels and feature buckled ankle straps, open toes, and extended backstays.

Check them out in different versions at Farfetch and Nordstrom.

Gianvito Rossi “Portofino” Sandals, $790 – $1,165

Gianvito Rossi Portofino Sandals Red Suede

Gianvito Rossi Portofino Sandals Burgundy Velvet

Gianvito Rossi Portofino Sandals White

Gianvito Rossi Portofino Sandals Denim Blue

Gianvito Rossi Portofino Sandals Python

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