November 2, 2021
Chantale Nadeau's Chelsea Coyle
Paris: Week THREE
My first international travel as a model is coming to a close and what an
adventure it has been. Paris has the reputation of being the most
and romantic of all cities, brimming with history, culture, art, fashion,
and design. My journalistic nature and love of history has provided me
the urge to experience many new things while I have been here and the City
of Lights has not let my dream be anything else but an adventure of a
lifetime. Paris captured my heart and soul.
My final week was filled with introductions to clients and photo shoots.
My test shoots were with wonderful teams and also an online magazine for
makeup. I had a lot of chances to practice my French and meet many
incredibly talented people. I am anxious to share the pictures with you.
Unfortunately, my final few days were not as enjoyable as I would have
liked as I came down with a nasty sinus infection, but did I let it slow me
Of course not!
My roommate and I went souvenir shopping on a beautiful fall day where the
smell of pastries filled the air and violins and laughter were in
abundance. We walked to Rue Rivoli where there are many large buildings
lining the street with covered walkways. We window shopped there for a few
blocks and I did actually go into one or two stores and picked up a few
gifts for my friends and family. I absolutely had to get a "J'adore Paris"
sweatshirt and t-shirt for myself! Some of the stores were very expensive
but not all, to my surprise.
I then had to return to see the Eiffel tower one more time. Every hour on
the hour it sparkles with thousands of lights. Itís very cool! We took
pictures from the Palais de Chaillot across the river and then walked over
to it. It was night time so the tower was lit up and you just canít even
imagine how huge it is! You can see it from almost anywhere you are in
Paris so you know it must be tall but itís more the sheer size of it that
stuns you when you see it from the other side of the river and watch the
people and teeny tiny car lights passing underneath it. From gazing at the
Mona Lisa, to viewing the site where Marie Antoinette was put to death by
the guillotine, to attending mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral and
the blessing of the holy water, those are surreal moments to a girl of
strong faith like myself.
My last day in Paris was spent at my agency, catching up on a lot of
homework that I had missed and visiting with my bookers and agents. They
are wonderfully kind and will have a place in my heart always. The group
us pitched in on a lottery ticket, however we did not win. That never
mattered as I feel like I have already won the lottery. The best moment
when they invited me to return to Paris to continue in my modeling career.
I guess I will get the chance to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower after
I must say that my favourite moment in Paris was when I walked onto the
Pont Au Change Bridge. My dream for such a long time, was that my modeling
would eventually lead to Paris and not only that but that I would have my
picture taken on the Pont Au Change bridge. It is one of the most
bridges in Paris. I can now say that not only did I get to travel to the
City of Lights but I also have a picture of myself on the Pont Au Change
Bridge. That memory is one I will hold dear in my heart forever.
After a very long and turbulent filled flight home I arrived back to my
beloved homeland. Stepping foot on Canadian soil made me fall in love with
my country all over again and realize Dorothy was right when she stated;
"There's no place like home!" I look forward to my next adventure and you
can be sure that I will share that with all of you as well. My message to
everyone is; "Never let anyone tell you that you cannot do something, for
you can! With perseverance, patience, hard work, making good choices and
surrounding yourself with the right people in your life you can achieve
anything." Thank you Chantale Nadeau, Dan Grant and Crystal Modeling
for making my dream a reality.
See you soon Canada!
Chelsea Coyle is a Chantale Nadeau model, currently with Crystal in Paris.