The Real Housewives of Dubai teaser provided viewers with their very first look at Chanel Ayan, a newcomer to Bravo. Chanel, Dubai’s first black supermodel, will proudly showcase the life that she has made for herself over the course of the past 18 years in the opulent city during the inaugural season of the franchise’s first international iteration, which will give viewers the opportunity to get to know Chanel.
Here is what you need to know about Chanel Ayan, who is one of the newest Bravolebrities.
Who is Ayan Chanel?
Chanel Ayan, whose real name is Pillot Ayan, is a popular model in both Africa and the Middle East. Her mother’s maiden name is also Ayan. According to People, Chanel is the first Black supermodel to appear on the cover of a magazine published in Dubai. In addition, she has been featured in several other international editions of Vogue.
Chanel is of Ethiopian and Somali descent, however, she was born and raised in Kenya. She told Cosmopolitan that she moved to Brazil when she was 18 in order to pursue a modeling career. Now she runs the talent agency and cosmetics brand AYAN Beauty by Toni Malt Makeup. For the past 18 years, Chanel and her family—including her husband, of whom more below—have called Dubai home.
You can’t mistake her for any ordinary fashion model. Chanel remarked in a video for the show’s advertising, “I’m the first Black supermodel in Dubai,” “First-person from my village or from my generation to do something really big as this. So I feel so proud!”
Does She Run Ad Campaigns?
Chanel has been in numerous ad campaigns, including those for Chanel, Tiffany, Cartier, Valentino, and Dolce & Gabbana, throughout her career. She also represents Piaget, a Swiss high-end watchmaker, as their poster girl.
A high salary might be expected if one pursues a career in either modeling or the cosmetics industry, or if one runs a talent agency as CEO. In a video promoting the show, Chanel boasts about becoming the first Black supermodel to grace the runway in Dubai.
She has also had several TV appearances, the most notable of which is as a contestant on Real Housewives of Dubai.
Ayan Chanel’s Net Worth
According to thesun, It has been reported that Chanel has a net worth of approximately 2 million dollars. Her career as a model is the primary contributor to her financial success. She has no interest in becoming a model and has never shown any enthusiasm for doing so.
It was a difficult situation for a Black woman to be in a profession that is predominately held by Caucasians on the global stage, but her commitment and elegance helped tip the scales in her favor, and luck could only give her a house.
Who is She Married to?
When Chanel Ayan was just beginning out in the modeling industry, she met Luca Slaves in Brazil. Luca is a successful artist and model in the film and television business. The famous model has been married to her partner of almost 20 years, whom she met when she was just 17 years old.
Ayan and her husband got married after falling in love, then they relocated to the US and then to the UAE. Their union produced Taj, their sole offspring. Following in his parent’s footsteps, 14-year-old Taj has started modeling, with Chanel posting photos of him for the first time in Vogue Arabia.
What She Likes Best About the “Real Housewives of Dubai”?
Chanel thinks all the women on Real Housewives of Dubai are “too glamorous…too funny…too outgoing…too dramatic.” She added that they are all mothers and that the group will be “showing their lives.”
“We are all literally incredible women in different ways. So you get to see all that from us and we are very open. I think that’s the best thing about us. We’re so proud of our lives,” she said.
Chanel also promised that her trademark frankness and deadpan wit would be on full display for her adoring public.
“They get to see all these things about me,” she said. “Hey, be prepared, America and the world. Ayan is coming. I promise you, I’m coming. I’m going to show you how glamorous a gorgeous Black woman can look.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is She Available on Social Media?
Chanel Ayan, who goes by the handle @chanelayan on Instagram, has over 193,000 followers and has been officially verified by the platform. The @chanelayan handle is where you can find her on Twitter.
Where is Real Housewives of Dubai Available to Stream?
The Real Housewives of Dubai premieres all new episodes every Wednesday night on Bravo.
Where Did She Get Her Start?
She got her start as a commercial actress in Sweden before moving to Brazil when she was seventeen.