Chanel West Coast is the stage name of reality television star and singer, Chelsea Chanel Dudley, who was born on September 1, 1988. She became famous on shows like “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness.” She has been described as “America’s reality T.V. sweetheart” because of her unique and infectious laugh on “Ridiculousness.” Chanel West Coast is also a prominent musician — she has released two mixtapes and will be going on two headlining tours. You can learn all about her special day right here.
Chanel West Coast was born in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 1988. Her parents were divorced when she was young and she spent her childhood traveling between Los Angeles where her mother lived, and New York where her father worked as a D.J. As a result, Chanel West Coast was exposed to music from a very young age and this kindled her love for the art. She took singing and dancing lessons and began rapping at age 14. Chanel West Coast’s career took off when she met Rob Dyrdek through mutual friends in 2008. Later that same year, she appeared on Dyrdek’s “Fantasy Factory,” kicking off her career in reality television.
Chanel West Coast’s bubbly personality was a big hit with fans, and, in 2011, she became Dyrdek’s co-host on “Ridiculousness.” She co-hosted the show for a total of 24 seasons over 11 years. “Ridiculousness” was her ticket into Hollywood, and in 2013, she was able to meet Lil Wayne and signed with his Young Money record label. Because of this, she was able to collaborate with Snoop Dogg on a song titled ‘Put to Work’ in 2013. The song was featured on her first mixtape titled “Now You Know” and featured other artists such as French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Robin Thicke, and Honey Cocaine. In 2015, she released her second mixtape titled “Waves.”
Her debut studio album was set to release in 2014, but after several singles were released in the years following that, the album got delayed and released in 2020 with the title “America’s Sweetheart.” She was also involved in the creation of two fashion lines: Valleywood in 2009, and The LOL Cartel in 2019.
Chanel West Coast meets Dyrdek and, in the same year, stars in his show “Fantasy Factory.”
She creates her first clothing line, Valleywood, which targets young Hollywood girls.
She joins Dyrdek on a show called “Ridiculousness” as they react to funny videos in front of a live audience.
She meets Lil Wayne and signs with his Young Money record label.
She collaborates with several artists on her first mixtape titled “Now You Know.”
She releases her debut album titled “America’s Sweetheart.”
Why We Love Chanel West Coast
We love her signature laugh
Chanel West Coast’s laugh first became popular during her time on “Ridiculousness” where she joined co-host, Dyrdek, in watching and commentating on funny videos. Audiences soon became infatuated with the sound, and her infectious laugh has become an identifying feature of her personality.
She is charitable
Upon the release of her debut album, she announced that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. The specific charity she chose was the criminal justice reform organization REFORM alliance.
She uses her political voice
Amidst the 2020 elections, she partnered with Levis and Triller to encourage people to vote. She stopped posting her usual selfies and outfit pictures on Instagram and instead released a rap urging her followers to join the #voteaboutit challenge on Triller.
5 Surprising Facts
She was inspired by Tupac
Chanel West Coast has stated that her inspiration for becoming a musician was Tupac Shakur’s song ‘How Do You Want It.’
Adding the location made her name unique
Her name came about when she was trying to create her MySpace music account and all of the Chanel’s were taken, prompting her to add ‘West Coast.’
She was a free agent
Before she was signed on by Lil Wayne, she made her music free to download and listen to online.
She became more than a model
Her exploits in the clothing design industry were completely by accident as she only intended to model for the company that would later help her design Valleywood.
She is part Russian
Her dad is of Russian Jewish descent, making her part Russian.
Chanel West Coast FAQs
Have Rob Dyrdek and Chanel West Coast dated?
No, the co-hosts have never dated.
How many boyfriends has Chanel West Coast had?
She is very secretive about her relationships and has only had two public relationships since her rise to fame.
Who is Chanel West Coast’s best friend?
Her best friend is the late Nicole Dubos who tragically died in 2020 after her battle with addiction.
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