Chanel Iman Robinson (born December 1, 1990) is an American model, known professionally as Chanel Iman.She is perhaps best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret model. Robinson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 1, 1990. She grew up in Los Angeles, California. She and her mother co-own “The Red Bag Boutique” in Los Angeles. Her mother is half Korean and half African American, and her father is African American.
Robinson started modeling with Ford Models at the age of 13 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. She flew to New York in 2006 and won third place in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest. Shortly after, she signed on with the agency.In February and July 2007, Robinson she appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue, with Karlie Kloss and Ali Michael, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. She has walked in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In 2011, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and was used in several of the company’s campaigns.
Early in 2010, Robinson opened a clothing boutique in Culver City, California called The Red Bag with the help of her mother. She date with Chris Smith. “Chris is a “great guy. I look for someone who’s a man, who really knows how to listen and how to learn from his girl. I want someone who cares from his heart about what’s on the inside, not about what’s on the outside… I also skateboard with my boyfriend and we ride around a lot of parks here in the city.” -Chanel-