Chelsea Chanel Dudley (born September 1, 1988), better known by her stage name Chanel West Coast, is an American television personality, rapper, and singer. She came to prominence for her roles in MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, the latter of which she has co-hosted for 23 seasons for over ten years.

Chanel was born in Los Angeles, California. Growing up, she spent her time living between North Hollywood with her mother and New York City with her father. Chanel’s father was a DJ in New York City, where he took Chanel to nightclubs as a child. Chanel took singing and dancing lessons at a young age. She began listening to rap music at eleven years old and began rapping at 14, citing “How Do U Want It” by Tupac Shakur as the song that inspired her to start rapping. Her mother, adult film actress Penny Porsche, is of English descent and her father is of Russian Jewish descent. Chanel attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills for two years before homeschooling until graduation.

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