Chanel Ayan Biography and Wikipedia
A native of Kenya, Chanel Ayan is a Dubai-based model and television personality. She is best known for making her name impactfully known as Dubai’s first black supermodel. Moreover, she is the first Black supermodel to grace the cover of a Dubai magazine and has also appeared in several international editions of Vogue. Recently, she made headlines after being shortlisted to join the new series The Real Housewives of Dubai.
Chanel Ayan Age
Born in Kenya as Pillott Ayan, Chanel has not disclosed her exact date of birth. This information is nonetheless currently under review and will soon be updated.
Chanel Ayan Height
Ayan measures an average standing height. She is also known for her beautiful body as a model. However, her weight, height as well as other body measurements are currently under review and will soon be updated.
Chanel Ayan Family, Parents, and Siblings
Ayan was born and raised by her mother alongside her five siblings. Although this was the case, her both parents were alive its only that her father had drinking problems. One of her brothers is currently a lawyer, while her other brother is an engineer at Apple.
Her sister lives in South Africa, working for a Tourism Company while her other sister is a nurse in Sweden. Moreover, she revealed that she was born Pillot Ayan but changed her name after watching a movie in which the character Chanel resonated with her background. Her name Ayan means Lucky in the Somalian language.
Chanel Ayan Married, Husband
Chanel is a happily married woman. She met her lover at the young age of 17 and has been together ever since then. Her husband’s name is Luca Slaves. Luca is also engaged in the entertainment industry and serves as an artist and model. It is also known that her lover is an American and speaks Portuguese.
The beautiful supermodel celebrated her wedding ceremony in Brazil with only 15 people, her and her partner’s friends and family. At the time, she didn’t have a lot of money to do a lavish wedding ceremony, actually, she wore a dress that cost just $20. The couple has since been blessed with a son. They have however not revealed his name.
Chanel Ayan Model
During one of her interviews, she revealed that she initially never knew what modeling was since she was brought up in a rural place in Kenya. However, her cousin who hails from Sweden and is half white and half black came to visit them when they were younger and said ‘wow you should really be a model’. And she was like “ what is that?.
During her next visit, her cousin came with magazines and showed them to Ayan. It was at this moment that she knew what modeling was and began gaining interest in it. She soon began doing commercials on Kenyan television for Bazaar, for Coca-cola. From there she soon realized that she just loves to be in front of cameras and she enjoyed the kind of money she was getting paid.
At the time, she never knew she could be making such kind of money in modeling. She soon picked up from there and realized she loved what she was doing. At the young age of 17, she left Kenya and moved to Brazil. Then from Brazil, she went to New York with Elite Models.
She modeled in New York, did Michael Core show, also did Carmilla show, as well as Moschino. She did a lot of shows in New York. Then she moved to Dubai. At the time she was moving to Dubai around 14 years ago, there was no black modeling in Dubai. She went on to become the first black model to ever appear on magazine covers in Dubai.
She has been in Vogue countless times, including Vogue Italia and Vogue US. She also did shows that were covered on CNN worldwide. She has also done every brand in Dubai. She has done Prada. She is also the face of Paiget in the Middle East, the face of the Channel. She has made history being the only black girl that did Vogue.
Moreover, she has done big brands like Apple, Van Cleef, and Piaget. During the interview, she went on to say that it was amazing to wear a million dollars earrings and 10 million dollars chains. She went on to say that she was the first black to ever do all these in the Middle East. She is booked for every job that’s in town. She loves doing her job, she loves being a model.
She went on to say;
I am the muse for one of the biggest designers in the world, the Amato couture. He has dressed Beyonce, Lady Gaga , Nicky Minaj, Shakira and Jlo he says am his muse. I usually dress clothes for celebrities before he sends them to USA for Oscars or anything. Funny thing I used to fit for Nicky Minaj and we have very different bodies but they would check colours and design that will fit her. I wore same white dress that Beyonce wore in Grammys before it was sent to USA.
Chanel Ayan Real Housewives of Dubai
She recently made headlines after she was shortlisted to feature in the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Dubai. The show is an unscripted television show that features the lives of a group of wealthy housewives living in different cities. She will be featured alongside Caroline Stanbury, Nina Ali, Caroline Brooks, Dr. Sara Al Madani, Lesa Milan, and Dr. Sara Al Madani in the first season of the reality show.
Chanel Ayan Net Worth
Ayan has made a great fortune from her career as a model over the years. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Chanel Ayan Instagram
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