Paris Chanel is known not only her edgy, fun style, but also the exclusives she has appeared in. She is a self made model, blogger, influencer, and traveler located in the artistically soulful city of Memphis. Discovering the art of modeling at the young age of 14 she relentlessly worked gigs during her free time while also going to school. She is inspired by highly known supermodels Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks which encouraged her to follow her dreams. Ultimately, her 14 years of modeling experience has landed her with big brands such as but not limited to Adidas, Reebok, Coca Cola, Playboy, etc.. Paris Chanel’s passion undeniably show through her work as well as being an artistic creator.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I fell in love with a plethora of things growing up. I played chess, the piano, the clarinet, and loved animals and children. I won many chess trophies and had many school performances where she played the two instruments. Later in middle school she found a love for choir. I was had many concerts where she sang with her school, and her school also won first place in the regional conference. At the age of 12, I discovered modeling. I took her first classes at John Robert Powers. After a year or so I took a break and focused on school only. At the age of 16, I tried modeling again and attended John Casablancas. From then on out I continued my craft. That is when I realized what my true passion had become. I was finally signed by a local agency and received a couple of gigs. I began to learn the industry more and discovered brand ambassador and promotional modeling work. Since then, my life has never been the same. I have made connections all across the country working modeling gigs for different companies as an independent contractor, and I love it! I attended college full-time as a double major in Finance and Marketing at Christian Brothers University on a full scholarship. I graduated in May 2015. While attending school, I still continued to find time for my modeling dreams. I took every weekend and school break as an opportunity to partake in what I love most! Currently, I am the CEO of my own modeling and talent agency here in the USA, The Paris Chanel Agency. My 14+ years of experience in modeling in its entirety has allowed me to work tons of events for major brands such as Harley Davidson, Tudor Racing, Coca-Cola, and many more . I have been published/featured in/with several magazines such as Playboy Mexico, Chulo, RHK, Moll Mag, Maxim SA, FHM Spain, GQ Mexico, and many more.
2. What got you interested in beauty and fashion?
My mom geared me in the direction. I was a tomboy wanting to play basketball haha. She put me in modeling school and the minute I saw Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks, I knew what my destiny was
3. What’s a typical day like in your life?
My typical day is waking up early answering emails and phone calls, then heading to the office for meetings. Afterwards, doing content shoots, then catching up on my shows. After that, I take a nap. I wake back up around midnight/1am and answer more emails and edit content. LOL it's a very busy life but so worth it.
4. What is your morning beauty routine?
My morning beauty routine is quite simple. I am a huge fan of the Clean & Clear morning burst products. I use their daily cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizing cream. They also have all of those products for night time as well. It works wonders.
5. What are your must have beauty supplies you take everywhere you go?
I have to have my lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss. I feel incomplete without them.
6. What is your best beauty tip?
My best beauty tip is to drink plenty of water and make sure you are keeping your face moisturized. Deep clean your skin after wearing make up, as well. If not, it can lead to heavy break outs.
7. What are your favorite fashion brands?
Oh there are just so many haha. I would have to say my top 6 are: Chanel, Bebe, Pretty Little Thing, Michael Kors, Steve Madden, and Coach.
8. What are your go-to clothing items?
My go-to clothing items would have to be a graphic tee or tank, some skinny jeans, a faux leather moto jacket, and some high top dressy casual sneakers or boots.
9. What is your next project?
I have a few upcoming projects with some up and coming clothing designers in other countries. I am pretty excited to create this content. Hopefully, I will be locking in more major brands soon.