HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jean Rah Fya Records recording artist and Teen pop star Chantel "Chani" Christie has been named to represent the city of Los Angeles as The Miss Los Angeles Teen USA in Donald Trump's Miss California Teen USA® 2012 Pageant. "Chani" is also set to star in the new reality television show, "The Real Teens of Hollywood," which follows the lives of six multi-talented teens in Hollywood. The show, produced by Dick Clark Productions, aims at showing the ups and downs and struggles as well as accomplishments that teens face in "making it" in the entertainment industry. In addition, "Chani" is putting the finishing touches on her upcoming sophomore album titled "Lyrics 'N Lipstick" set for release Valentine's Day 2011 with her first single titled "DOWN" featuring iRoCc www.itunes.com off of her upcoming album being released this December 2010
"I'm so honored to have been accepted for the 2012 Miss California Teen USA Pageant. It is a dream come true and my hope is to inspire girls everywhere to follow their dreams," states the multi talented "Chani" Christie.
Aside from the hectic fun and exciting life of the Miss Teen Competition, "Chani" plans to use her run for the title to show girls around the world that you can do anything you set your mind to and that everyone is beautiful. She also plans to donate clothing, food, books and her music to the youth everywhere through her CHANIGIRL FOUNDATION. www.chanigirlfoundation.com.
Her sophomore album, produced by top recording artist writer/producer Bobby Tinsley, consists of eight highly anticipated tracks that also includes the Hit single "DOWN" and radio friendly tracks such as "GIMMIE LOVE" featuring Lil' Mama(So You Think You Can Dance), and "LOADED" featuring Malo. Her sophomore album expresses life from a teen's perspective and also showcases her ability to dazzle audiences around the world with her ability to sing in different languages and tones as well.
The music video for "DOWN" featuring iRoCc is Produced/directed by Julian Gooden of J-Good Productions and is the story of a girl ("Chani") and a guy (iRoCc) being 'down' for each other. "Chani" serenades iRoCc throughout the video about being there for him through the ups and downs, and respecting him as long as he respects her. Many young Hollywood stars are featured in the music video including Paige Hurd (Everybody Hates Chris), Kofi Siriboe, Kwame Boateang, Sky Townsend ( YouTube sensation and Daughter of renowned actor Robert Townsend ), and the cast of "The Real Teens of Hollywood."
"Working with my labelmate and mentor Bobby Tinsley is a true pleasure. I learn so much from him. He is extremely talented and easy to work with and he has been with me from the beginning of my singing career," says "Chani."
About Chantel "Chani" Christie
Sixteen-year-old Chantel "Chani" Christie, Bestselling author, fashion model and actress, recording artist and producer is also the United States Youth Ambassador for HIV/AIDS Awareness. Chani was recently awarded the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Excellence Hip-Hop Award and the 2010 Pop Artist of Year from the Los Angeles Music Awards. She is currently starring in her new hit reality web series titled 'Chani's Story,' which is also the 2010 winner of a TELLY AWARD, and is also writing her second book, 'A Girl Has to Look Good! A Beauty, Fashion, and Lifestyle Guide.' Chani, currently a senior in high school, has a passion to lead the youth worldwide by educating them through her music and books.
About MISS CALIFORNIA USA® and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA®
There really is no better opportunity for today's ambitious young women. The MISS CALIFORNIA USA® and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA® Pageants bring beautiful young women from throughout the state to compete for this title and the chance to be crowned MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA®. Stepping up the excitement for 2010, the pageant will increase the number of contestants, feature top designer clothes and incorporate more up-to-date music and programming. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. www.MissCaliforniaUSA.com.
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