“This season, people will see me as an artist and not only as the Fantasy Factory’s receptionist," she says."Just like how Steelo has his own clothing line that’s coming out, I have my music.
Years of being on TV never dimmed her dream of becoming a rapper, and after years in the business, Chanel signed with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment Label in 2013, dropping her own mixtape that summer.
The move was huge not only for Chanel, but also for Dyrdek and the rest of the cast, who realized that Chanel couldn't stay in the rapping receptionist role that served as her claim to fame.
I met him before getting discovered and I got into the world of TV by accident. Yes, I think that comes with being on the shows that I’ve been on for a long time.
: Do you find that people question your artistry because you’re a TV personality, or feel like you have to prove yourself to people in the music industry?
“Honestly, the biggest setback to my music career was people’s perception that I was a reality TV star, not a rapper," she says.
"After I signed on to Young Money, [Rob] didn’t really know what to do, and the question of, ‘How do we keep [Chanel] on the show?Even if you have to wake up early for a shoot, you know that you’re not just going to work; you know you’re going to have fun.Actress who came to prominence for her roles in MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. At a young age, she knew that she wanted a career in the performing arts. She appeared in Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" music video.“By being the only girl, I get to give a sort of female touch to the show and to the fan base because a lot of the time girls have a different sense of humor than men do,” Chanel says.“Men and women do laugh at different things, so I get to show a more feminine side of humor that you might not have with an all-male cast.” The comedy will continue with this season’s run of will offer Chanel something drastically different.She grew up with her mom living in California and her father living in New York.