Laney Chantal, A Contestant On “Face Off,” Passes Away At Age 33

Laney Chantal, who appeared on Season 5 of Syfy’s Face Off, died this week as a result of an accidental drug overdose, according to her family. She was 33 years old.

Chantal died on Monday in Milford, Michigan, according to her family’s public obituary. They said, “Throughout her adult life, she had a number of mental illnesses.”

Chantal Parkhurst, born Alaina Chantal Parkhurst, joined Face Off for its fifth season in 2013. She later withdrew from the show on her own volition, earning it fifth place.

Despite her withdrawal, Chantal continued to work in make-up, assisting Bella Thorne and Marilyn Manson, among others, with their looks. In 2021, she created the “head FX makeup” for rapper Lil Nas X’s video “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” At MTV’s VMAs, that clip won Video of the Year.

the indicated family Chantal moved to Los Angeles from Michigan after graduating from high school in 2007 to attend the Cinema Makeup School. She earned a certificate in special effects makeup there.

“Alaina Put Her Whole Self—Body, Mind, and Soul—Into Her Jobs, No Matter The Size,” according to her obituary. “Her artistic talent and vision set her apart from other artists in her field very quickly, and her portfolio grew.”

Her death was attributed to an “accidental drug overdose,” according to her family.

In Chantal’s memory, the family has requested that donations be made to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

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