Chantel Zales is an Instagram sensation and fitness model, who can often be seen in music videos and various commercials.
Early life and family
Chantel Zales was born on 6 July 1990, in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality, although born into a family of Costa Rican and Mexican descent. When she was four years old, her parents moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where Chantel spent all her childhood and youth. She was into sports from her early years, including soccer and swimming at school. She also enjoyed her music lessons, taking saxophone and violin classes. Little is known about her family, as she keeps the details of her private life low-key.
What kind of videos do you guys want to see on ig? Workout, fashion, beauty ? pic.twitter.com/eGjsy8qTJd
— Chantel Zales (@chantel_zales) August 5, 2015
Chantel matriculated from her local high school in Phoenix in 2008, then enrolled at Arizona State University, graduating in 2011.
First steps in modelling career
Chantel started her career as a fitness and bikini model, appearing in the background in such movies as “Middle Man” (2009) and “Piranha” (2010). She was interested in developing her acting career, but couldn’t get any offers and didn’t land even minor roles, so she had to change her direction and stick to pure modelling.
The decision to focus on one thing was very practical, as Chantel soon started getting invitations for photoshoots for such magazines as FHM, Maxim and Men’s Health, and so moved to Los Angeles, California, to have even more job opportunities.
Chantel was a huge fan of boxing and followed the latest news of the sport, so in 2012 she joined one of the boxing companies in the position of an account executive, with her responsibilities including hiring ring girls and models for ESPN fights, plus other human resource activities. Later she had another a similar contract with cable TV network HBO.
Becoming a spokesperson for Shredz Supplements and other commercial contracts
In 2014 Chantel became the official spokesperson for Shredz, which is a fitness supplements brand. Along with Kamil Hage, the Director of Talent at Shredz, Chantel appeared at the fitness event called Rehab Bikini Invitational in 2015, and was also featured in the work out video along with the athlete Daphne Joy, in which they demonstrated some useful tips for exercises which one can include to a cardio routine workout.
In 2018 Chantel signed a contract with BPX Sports, another company dealing with supplements, fitness goods, sports apparel, etc. During her successful modelling career, Chantel appeared in commercials for such brands and companies as Acura, Pepsi and many others. She was featured in the pin-up style shooting for Transworld Motocross Magazine in 2014, and was the guest model star of the commercial video “Mustang GT x Shelby Cobra Verde Wheels Verde V99 Axis Chantel Zales AudioCityUSA”, filmed for the American tires and wheels store located in La Puente, California.
Music video appearance
On 31 May 2017 the music band Black Oxygen released their music video “A Step Away”, featuring Chantel as a guest star.
According to the plot of the video, Chantel impressed the band with her sudden appearance on the shooting set where she forgot her book. All the members of the band fell in love with her, following Chantel wherever she went – to the gym, to the pool, etc. The song was included in their album “The Times of Our Lives (Deluxe Edition)”.
As of 2020, Chantel has well over four million subscribers on her Instagram channel. However, in her interview with Brian Sebastian at Coachella in 2018 she mentioned she was heading to the five million subscribers milestone by any means, working hard and taking the challenge. Her Instagram account is flooded with her photos in lingerie, swimsuits and bikinis, but it wasn’t easy for her to build her career on social media – Chantel still thinks that the hardest part of being a social media personality is dealing with negativity.
She once said that if one was not ready to deal with negative comments, hate and other not so pleasant things which people can accumulate feeling jealous or angry, then the person shouldn’t step into the sphere, at least until some inner work was done to make the skin a little bit thicker. Chantel rarely responds to negative comments, mostly just ignoring them, but when she does, she always replies in a positive way.
Chantel is now the ambassador of the Revolve brand; she often posts sponsored publications, tagging the brand and wearing Revolve apparel. Chantel has her account at OnlyFans service, on which she posts her nude and semi-nude photos and videos for paid subscribers.
Chantel has always been very secretive about her private life, so nothing at all is known about her previous or current romantic affairs.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- Chantel’s favorite movie is “Gattaca”, starring Ethan Hawke, having watched this film many times and still enjoying it.
- One of her favorite dishes is pizza with salami. She also loves sushi, pasta and vegetable salads.
- Her favorite colors are light-blue, black and pink.
- Her favorite animals are cats.
- Her favorite wild bird is the flamingo.
- Her favorite fruits are oranges and watermelons.
- Chantel likes playing beach volleyball from time to time.
- She enjoyed travelling to Dubai, and was impressed by the local culture and architecture.
- Chantel likes reading; the latest book she has been inspired with is “From Rock Bottom To Rock Star” by Ryan Blair. She shared on her Instagram account that it was the book that motivated her a lot to move on, achieve more goals and learn as much as possible.
Appearance, clothing style
Chantel has long blond hair, which is naturally dark brown – she always wears hair extensions. She has hazel eyes. Chantel is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall, weighs around 120lbs (54.4kgs), and her vital statistics are 37-25-36. She has a navel piercing. As to her clothing style, she likes wearing light long dresses made of silk or cotton, which emphasize her long legs and curvy hips. She impressed her fans and other audience with her deep hips turquoise dress with lace waist and Swarovski crystals, in which she appeared at the opening ceremony of the KandyShop lingerie and bikini boutique; she also wore a small purse in the form of a candy machine.
She’s undergone several plastic surgeries, having her breast and hips implants done. She also had rhinoplasty, and lip fillers.
Net worth and salary
As of 2020, Chantel owns a fortune estimated at $5.36 million. She has recently bought a Mercedes Benz jeep which cost around $125,000. Her annual income is reported to be around $150,000. As to her Instagram account, she earns up to $13,500 per sponsored post.