Name: Chanel Ayan
Birth Name: Pillott Ayan
Chanel’s ethnicity is Somalian.
Maiden Name: TBD
Season of The Real Housewives of Dubai: 1
Hometown: Originally from a small village in the border between Kenya and Uganda called Malanba
Currently lives in: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job: Kenyan fashion model and actress. She’s modeled for brands like Piaget, Amato Couture, Moschino, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana. She also made history as the first model of African descent to appear on magazine covers in Dubai and the Middle East.
Chanel Ayan is one of five siblings all raised by her mother because her father had drinking problems. She grew up and attended school in both Kenya and Uganda. One brother is an engineer at Apple while the other brother is a lawyer. Her sister works for a Tourism Company in South Africa, The other sister is a nurse in Sweden.