Heather Chantal Jones-Griffiths was born on September 8, 1988, in Austin, Texas, and is an American fashion model and actress. Jones was the runner-up on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 9 in 2007.
America's Next Top ModelEdit
Jones was perhaps most known for her bubbly personality. As the show progressed, Tyra Banks commented that Jones resembles Cheryl Tiegs. Her photographs were generally praised by the judges, and she appeared in the bottom two only once during the competition. Chantal earned a spot among the final two models along with fellow contestant Saleisha Stowers. During the final runway challenge in Beijing, China, she faced difficulty when a performer on stilts tripped on the train of her dress, which caused her to temporarily lose her composure. At the final deliberation, the judges noted Jones' high-fashion appeal, but were also impressed by Stowers' command of the final runway and her fluidity. Eventually because of her girl-next-door appeal and good looks, Stowers won the competition making Jones runner-up. Jones was featured on the September 24, 2008 broadcasting of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 11 as one of the "Top Models in Action". She also guest-starred in an episode of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12, along with fellow Top Model contestant Bianca Golden in a runway teach.
Chantal is signed with Nous Model Management, L.A. Models, Paragon Model Management in Mexico and Synergy in Hong Kong. She was previously with 62 Models & Talent and Scoop Management.
Chantal was in the April 2008 issue of BL!SS. She was in the cover and spread in 7x7 Magazine. One of her runway shots was chosen in the cover of California Apparel News. Another runway shot was in GENLUX Magazine. She also modeled for Farmers Clothing in New Zealand. She has spread in Simply You, Summer 2008/2009 in New Zealand. She had a cover and spread in Orange Coast Magazine. She has done a national ad campaign for KMS California. She was also in the cover of M Magazine by Maly's March 2009. She also has done an ad campaign for Tempe Marketplace. She had two-page spread in Bride & Bloom Magazine Spring 2009. She was also in the Fall 2009 Sony Lookbook. She also has done an ad for ag+, a product from Shiseido.
Jones took place in runway shows including those in Austin, Texas, Oscar de la Renta in Oscar Fashion Preview, Whitley Kros, Jenny Han, and Falguni and Shane Peacock in L.A. Fashion Week in the 2008 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. She has also participated in Lauren Conrad's debut collection fashion show and the Pussycat Dolls' fashion show by Robin Antin. She has walked for Grüv Fashion Show in Austin, Texas. She has also walked for Celestio Couture show in Austin, Texas. She was in FIMD Fashion Show 2008. She was in Kidscan charity fashion show in New Zealand. In the LA Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009, She has walked for Whitley Kros and Ed Hardy etc. She also walked for Los Angeles International Textile Show.
She had a guest star role in an episode of The Bold and the Beautiful which aired on November 17, 2008 on CBS. She appeared in Fashion TV three times. She was on abc7 too.
She has appeared in the music video to "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas. Also, she is the main character in the "Don’t Wanna Cry" music video by Pete Yorn.
Chantal is married to Jiu Jitsu practitioner, Josh Griffiths. On March 29, 2017, she announced that they are expecting their first child.