Chantal decided to go by her middle name for the duration of America's Next Top Model cycle 9 as there was another contestant named Heather (Kuzmich). She didn't want them to be known as Heather J. and Heather K. so she used her middle name.
Chantal has stated that she would love to act in movies or a TV series as well as modeling.
Chantal was a huge fan of America's Next Top Model before joining the show. She watched the first and second seasons.
2008 - Cover of 7x7
2008 - Bliss Magazine
Chantal signed with Nous Model Management, the runway division of L.A. Models. and 62 Models & Talent in Auckland in 2008.
Chantal got a long bleached weave and a bang added for her makeover on America's Next Top Model.
Chantal was 19 years old at the time of filming America's Next Top Model cycle 9.
Chantal appeared in the bottom two once during America's Next Top Model cycle 9.
Chantal was runner-up on America's Next Top Model cycle 9.
Chantal is 5'11.5" (1.82m) in height. She has blond hair and blue eyes.
Chantal: (On her favorite experience on 'America's Next Top Model') My favorite experience of the whole thing was being at the Great Wall. I thought the Great Wall was just incredible, and being there I was just so appreciative to get to experience something like that. The Great Wall was definitely the biggest highlight for me.
Chantal: (On 'America's Next Top Model') I do not have any regrets, I went in and it turned out to be such a blessing. The whole process is so exciting and I want to thank all of my fans and supporters for being there for me and seeing the good in me.
Chantal: I'm 6 feet tall, naturally really thin, love being in front of the camera.
Chantal: I love Jessica Stam. I think she's one of my biggest inspirations right now. I'd love to be in her shoes!
Chantal: I hate hearing I'm an amateur. Of course I'm an amateur! This is all new to me, and I'm still learning.
Chantal: I will definitely keep pursuing modeling. I would love to do something with Guess, I would love to go in the direction of Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret, I think that would be the coolest thing. I would love to just go play around on the beach all day and make an awesome calendar or something. I think that would be really fun.
Chantal: I love all my fans. It's weird to think that I have fans, I'm just this girl from Austin who loves modeling and stuff. It's crazy how fast this all blew up, and I really appreciate everyone who was rooting for me.
Chantal: I'm certain that I won't do reality TV again. Not that it wasn't a great experience. I'm thankful for everything it brought me, but it's something that once you've done it, I think that's plenty. I don't want to be a part of the reality scene anymore.
Chantal: (On 'America's Next Top Model') I don't think the competition should be all girls that don't know anything. If you throw a girl in there that has some experience and that knows what she's doing a little bit more, I think it gives the competition a little bit of an edge, and it really helps to see who rises to the top…I think that it's good that they put different people on there, and I think they should continue to do that... It makes you work harder.
Chantal: I think I was built inside and out for the fashion industry.