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5 Things To Know About ‘Selling Sunset’’s Chelsea Lazkani
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5 Things To Know About ‘Selling Sunset’’s Chelsea Lazkani

Meet Selling Sunset's newest arrival.

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Chelsea Lazkani is the latest addition to the popular Netflix reality series Selling Sunset. The British-Nigerian boss made her debut on season five of the show which is about the luxury real estate market in Los Angeles and the people who sell it. She quickly became a fan favorite due to her captivating fashions and bubbly personality, but Selling Sunset’s newest star also wants to open doors for other Black women.


In an interview with Tudum, the 29-year-old realtor said, “My main goal in all of this is to inspire other women, give access to other women, support and help other Black women — who were me — get into living their best life. It’s not just in real estate, it’s in anything they choose to do.”

“Representation is so important. When I decided to get my license, I was looking for somebody that was killing it in real estate. I found so many role models, but none of them were Black girls. I was like, ‘Damn, that sucks.’ When you don’t have your role model, you become your role model — and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

Here are five things to know about Chelsea.

Chelsea is a wife and mother.

Chelsea is married to businessman Jeff Lazkani whom she said on the show that she met shortly after moving to the United States. The couple shares two children, Maddox and Melia, and live in Manhattan Beach, CA.

The stylish realtor took a break from real estate after having her kids but decided to go back into the industry. She met Jason Oppenheim who is the co-owner of The Oppenheim Group along with his twin brother Brett through her husband and later joined the brokerage after impressing the owners.

Chelsea’s British accent is real.

Selling Sunset fans had a bone to pick with Chelsea over her British accent. Many fans suggested that she wasn’t British and that her accent was fake. However, the mom of two had an explanation for that.

“I’ve lived 3 countries (not 4) in 29 years,” she tweeted. “Born and raised in United Kingdom. Lived in Switzerland and now United States.”

She’s the definition of having beauty and brains.

Chelsea graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Buckingham and a Masters in Oil and Gas Economics from Scotland’s University of Dundee. However, she decided to take her talents to Los Angeles and conquer the luxury real estate market.

According to her bio on The Oppenheim Group’s website, she made over $10 million in sales in her first year as a realtor in the bustling city. Her mom worked as the Chief People Officer at Emerson and her dad is an architect and property developer, and both parents serve as an inspiration for her.

Chelsea has an affinity for fashion.

Every time the British babe appeared on screen, she was 'designer'-ed down. Chelsea, who has referred to herself as “Black Barbie” made an entrance in a Balmain green dress and blazer and later we saw her strut down Sunset Blvd alongside her co-star Christine Quinn in a Louis Vuttion trench coach that was a head-turner. Chelsea explained her love for fashion in the Tudum interview. “Fashion’s always been my creative outlet, but more than anything it’s been really important for me to redefine what it means to be a boss lady and not have to wear tailored black pants and a shirt,” she said.

“You can be intelligent, you can be smart, you can be quirky, and you can wear colorful and even slightly revealing clothing. It doesn’t take away from your professionalism or how great you are at what you do. I just really want to go out there with my fashion to show people that you can wear whatever you like.”

She’s not for the drama and is getting along with everyone.

If you’ve been watching the new season, then you know that Chelsea isn’t about the drama, and in an interview with PEOPLE, she revealed that she has formed friendships with nearly everyone on the cast. "I just adore Christine. We have such a great relationship," she said. While Christine is portrayed as the show’s villain, the realtor introduced her to the brokerage.

"Emma and I have a very special connection. I think the world of Chrishell. To be honest with you, I just have a budding relationship with all the girls. I'm still getting to know some of them, but I didn't know them before the show."

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