Introducing Chantelle Fraser
Chantelle Fraser, star of Bravo TV’s hit reality show (2.5 million viewers), Blood Sweat and Heels, was born and raised in England to Jamaican parents. She is an entertainment entrepreneur and a graduate of the London School of Economics. In 2006, Chantelle founded Flawless NYC, a successful promotional company that is the go-to agency for booking entertainment and talent for high-end events and prestigious brands.
Chantelle is a fashion lover who enjoys the finer things in life and prides herself on being completely self-sufficient. A proud practicing vegan, Chantelle is passionate about healthy living and fitness, a lover of animals (especially her Westie, Milkshake) and an avid supporter of pet adoption and the anti-fur movement. In this issue we caught up with Chantelle for a quick one-on-one to get to know more on this mogul in the making:
What is your motto? Always face your fears, because fear is the number one saboteur of success.
What is your favourite occupation? I am doing it! I own and operate a promotional modeling and entertainment company, we book models and unique entertainment for luxury events, it’s very exciting and dynamic. I would also love to do more TV work and would relish having my own talk show, I think I would make a good host!
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Keeping my business afloat for nine years, without any financial backing, and getting through the recession in New York city, one of the most expensive and difficult cities in the world.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? My hands definitely - they are so dry.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Pride. I think pride is mainly ego driven and can really hold a person back I think it’s often rooted in fear and many people let pride get in the way of their happiness or success - that’s why I think that it is overrated.
What is the trait you most despise in others? Narcissism. People who are self-absorbed and only think and talk about themselves. It is a real turn off for me.
What is your greatest fear? Being mediocre. My aim in life is to be the best version of myself. This is a journey I am constantly learning and trying to do things better than I did before- I am committed to this. I have recently started a new website called flawless-living.com which is focused on self development in the areas of health & fitness, beauty, lifestyle, self and everything else in between.
Which business leader do you admire most? Even though she is not alive I really admire Madam CJ Walker, she was the daughter of a slave and a washer woman. Despite being a woman and Black in a time of extreme prejudice and racism, she became the first self made female of any race in America. She never let her circumstances dictate her success and I think this is very admirable.
Any final thoughts? Yes I am so happy to be so well embraced by the Jamaican people. It’s great to get the support especially as a member of the Jamaican Diaspora. I am trying hard to represent as best I can. |P|