Chanel Ayan Biography
Chanel Ayan is a Kenyan-born Dubai-based model, actress, and television personality who is well known for being Dubai’s first black supermodel. She is also the first Black supermodel to be on the cover of Dubai magazine and appeared in a number of international editions of Vogue. In addition, she made headlines after she was shortlisted to join the new Bravo TV series called The Real Housewives of Dubai.
She is well known for her stylish and enviable style. She is a fashion and beauty expert and whether she is on or off the runway, she is a boss. Ayan is trying to juggle motherhood, running her successful talent agency, and a highly anticipated makeup and skincare launch.
Chanel Ayan Age
Ayan was born in Kenya and maned Pillott Ayan. However, she likes to keep her personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 30’s.
Chanel Ayan Height
Ayan stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Chanel Ayan Family
Ayan was brought up alongside her five siblings by her mother. Her father had a drinking problem thus he did not contribute to their upbringing. One of her brothers is a lawyer while another is an engineer at Apple. Her sister resides in South Africa where she worked at a Tourism Company. Her other sister is a nurse in Sweden.
Chanel Ayan Husband
Ayan is married to Luca Slaves who is an artist and model who is from America. They met when she was 17 years old and later on, they tied the knot in a wedding ceremony in Brazil. Their wedding was attended by 15 people including close friends and family. While they were having their wedding, they were not financially well of, and her dress cost $20.
Chanel Ayan Children
Ayan and her husband Luca have been blessed with a son known as Taj who is a mannequin just like his mother.
Chanel Ayan Salary
Ayan has an annual salary of $ 500, 000.
Chanel Ayan Net Worth
Ayan has a net worth of $ 5 Million which she has earned as a model, businesswoman, actress, and television personality.
Chanel Ayan Modeling
When a cousin of Ayan who resided in Sweden visited her while she was in Kenya, she was the first person to introduce her to modeling. Her cousin told her to put into consideration becoming a model for according to her, Chanel did look like one. She offered her a fashion magazine to help her polish up her modeling skills. Her efforts earned her commercials in Kenya for Coca-cola and Bazaar.
At the age of 17, she relocated to Brazil and later to New York where she worked with Elite Models. While she was in New York, she did Michael Kors’s show, Moschino. She did her first vogue coverage while in America and later did Vogue Italia. In addition, she relocated to Dubai in 2005 and graced the title of being the first black model on magazine covers. Furthermore, she has done Dubai Tourism company and Emirates airline campaigns.
Furthermore, since then she has been the face of top brands such as Loius Vuitton, Van Cleef, Dolce Gabbana, Moschino, Amato Couture, Piaget, and part of Channel. Not long ago, she worked with Fenty makeup which is owned by Rihanna in Dubai, when Rihanna went to Dubai to do a promotional photoshoot for her Fenty make-up brand.
Chanel Ayan The Real Housewives of Dubai
Ayan is a main cast member of the first season of The Real Housewives of Dubai. In the show, she joins a dynamic group of women who struggle to navigate through their business empires, relationships, and supremely lavish and extremely wealthy lifestyles in the United Arab Emirates. During the reality show trailer, she stated that she is a badass bitch, and gave a history of her background on how she was from a very small village in Kenya and came to Dubai when she was 18 years old. She added that a guy approached and asked whether she was interested in being a model.
In addition, Ayan opened up to Dr. Sara Al Madani about her family while they bonded on the June 8 episode and stated how fond she is of Sara. During the June 8 episode, she disclosed that she was introduced to her husband by her sister and he requested to have a dance with him. Ayan has also stated that her husband always said that she was one of a kind. Furthermore, while she attended Lesa Milan’s Thanksgiving dinner, she brought a goat and explained that in her culture if one is invited they have to bring a very important gift.
During this season, Chanel will be joined by 5 other casts including;