YMSN Key Ambassador

Chanel Ambrose

A London born and raised 33 year old entrepreneur

Chanel Ambrose is a London born and raised 33 year old entrepreneur; married with 2 boys aged 3 and 11. The success of her YouTube channel of almost 450K subscribers and online brand as a social Media influencer, content creator and talent agency owner has span over 10 years, where she dominates the beauty, lifestyle and plus size fashion influencer industry.

Chanel had a passion for media, film and makeup which grew immensely during studies and whilst interning at various well-known companies. She was also very passionate about seeing diversity in the industry and wanted to help change this as she felt black women were under-represented. However, her dreams were put on hold after falling pregnant and giving birth to her first son. Chanels son was born prematurely developing major disabilities and professionals told her that she wouldn’t be able to return to work whilst also providing care for her son.

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As a single mum on benefits at the time, she hit a brick wall

As a single mum on benefits at the time, she hit a brick wall not being able to fulfil her dreams in the entertainment industry or even return back to school to start a masters degree in Film Production.

Chanel then decided to use the skills gained whilst working to build a make-up portfolio, however, discovered it was difficult to gain representation as a black makeup artist. Eventually, she turned to makeup blogging, offering educative makeup tutorials on YouTube. Her YouTube channel grew with primarily an audience of black women as she showcased makeup on dark skinned women.

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Chanels YouTube channel and social media following has grown massively

Since then, Chanels YouTube channel and social media following has grown massively and she has had amazing opportunities working for well known brands such as Dove, Superdrug, Jaguar and Estee Lauder.

As homage to her days as a young single mother, she has now joined YMSN as an ambassador to work with young single mothers on self development, confidence and ultimately achieve their life goals.

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