With roots in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, Chantal Bolivar was born and raised in the ghettos of Paris. As a teenager in France, the natural beauty always had dreams of becoming a professional model. After placing second overall in a major televised modeling competition sponsored by Elite Modeling Agency, Chantal became fully focused on her journey into the world of fashion.
Early on in her career, she shot with some of the best photographers in the world such as Mario Testino; appeared in various mainstream publications including Marie Claire, French Elle and Glamour; and booked advertising campaigns for Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal, Lancôme and Chanel. All of this achieved while attending Sorbonne University and completing her law license.
Moving from Paris to Manhattan's Upper East Side, Chantal continued to model and learn English by watching television shows like Ricki Lake, Montel Williams and Howard Stern. Her modeling career continued to blossom in NYC as she landed gigs with such brands as Oil of Olay, Nike, Clairol, Garnier, The Gap, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Reebok, Maybelline, Evian and Essence Magazine.
While being a successful model is something that Chantal loves, she has always had a larger goal of reaching out and connecting with people through media. So she's ecstatic about her new role as a VJ on Tempo and incorporating her passion for music and fashion into one project that reaches the Caribbean, a place she holds dear to her heart.