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MEET THE MADE IN CHELSEA NYC NEWCOMERS: ALIK ALFUS

by Patrick Chon 12:12 am, 24 November 2015 Source: Radio Times, August 2014

Made in Chelsea has moved to Manhattan for the summer – where the well-heeled twenty-somethings are joined by a batch of brand new Americans. The newbies are as glossy and polished as their British counterparts, and about to cause just as much drama. MEET… ALIK ALFUS, 25, New York-born entrepreneur.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a co-owner of a company called Libra Leather, with my father and my sister. We travel around the world sourcing the most beautiful leather skins that the world has to offer. It’s been compared to Willy Wonka’s factory but for leather. It’s a beautiful spot.

Did you have a posh upbringing?

I went to Riverdale Country School which is the most expensive school in America. But my family’s very odd. My father’s a crazy rock and roller with long hair and leather pants. My father started his company with his father. His parents were pretty wealthy, but he definitely wasn’t given anything. He was born Upper Eastside, ‘so he’s very much [shouts in strong New York accent] “Why is my cworfee not hot?” Mom lives in Bali where she started a non-profit organisation that brings meditation and yoga to orphans who are tsunami victims.

Are you looking for love?

I’m so open to any possibility. If someone strikes me as interesting, then who knows? I’m absolutely open to it.

The Made in Chelsea guys have complicated history in terms of who’s slept with who. Have you got to grips with it all yet?

Perhaps!

Are looks important to you?

Jules went to my high school. We get on fine. He’s a pretty intense guy, to say the least. I’m definitely more of a laid-back guy. Carson is amazing. He’s hilarious. What a sweetheart. Billie is beautiful. She’s very sweet, easy to talk to, a pleasure. I’ve nothing but kind things to say about her.

What’s a turn-off for you?

A girl who can’t hold a conversation. If I start to feel I’m responsible for the whole conversation, it’s kind of like, what the f**k am I doing?

What do you make of the rest of the new New York cast?

Jules went to my high school. We get on fine. He’s a pretty intense guy, to say the least. I’m definitely more of a laid-back guy. Carson is amazing. He’s hilarious. What a sweetheart. Billie is beautiful. She’s very sweet, easy to talk to, a pleasure. I’ve nothing but kind things to say about her.

Read the original article:  http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-08-07/meet-the-made-in-chelsea-nyc-newcomers-alik-alfus

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