Before the troubled Bieber was arrested for driving under the influence in the early morning hours on Thursday, he posted pics of himself cruising around with a beautiful young woman.
The mystery blonde turned out to be Chantel Jeffries, the 21-year-old model, however, according to blogger Nik Richie, who broke the story about Bieber’s wild ride and arrest, her profession is “pseudo social climber.”
“She usually preys on athletes, she tries to get them to buy her nice things,” said Richie. “Justin probably thought he was just hanging with some hot chick. He had no idea.”
“She wheedles her way into clubs to meet celebrities, to be their weekend girl,” said Richie, who has posted pieces about Jeffries on his web site, TheDirty.com.
The portrait Richie painted of Jeffries contrasted sharply with that of her aunt Nancy McCluskey, who described her as an “honest, Christian girl.”
“I don’t know what she was doing with him, but it’s shocking she was even associated with someone exhibiting that kind of behavior,” said McCluskey, 39, who lives outside of Boston.
Describing herself on Twitter as “student, model, eyebrow connoisseur, animal lover, and deep thinker”, the pretty model is no stranger to mugshot and has quite the extensive arrest record herself.
Public records show that Jeffries, 21, originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina, has had five run-ins with the law. These include an arrest for going 92mph in a 70mph zone, but later had her charges reduced which resulted in a fine.
In 2011, the beauty, who has been linked to Diddy’s son Justin Combs, Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, and even Bieber’s buddy rapper Lil Twist, stabbed another woman “during a physical altercation.” The victim was stabbed in the forearm, but the case was eventually dismissed after the woman refused to press charges. In the end, the model agreed to pay for the court costs, according to court papers.
Hours before the 19-year-old pop sensation is believed to have begun drag racing in Miami Beach, the Instagram model tweeted: “Something about the shock factor.”
The pop star shared the snap of him being chauffeured around in a swish yellow Lamborghini by Jeffries under the caption: “@chanteljeffries taking me for a ride in the lambo.”
Jeffries, who was not charged with a crime after going on the joyride with Bieber, could not be reached for comment.
As it’s said in her Instagram account, Jeffries is signed to Wilhelmina Models, a talent agency that boasts such supermodels as Janice Dickinson, Iman and Coco Rocha.
“We can confirm she works for us,” the director from Wilhelmina Miami told the NY daily News. “She is a pleasure to represent. We always receive positive feedback and the high praise from the clients that book her.”
Yesterday Justin left jail after being bailed on charges which includes driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. The troubled teen star was driving a bright yellow Lamborghini at up to 60mph in a 30mph speed limit zone while allegedly racing rapper Khalil Sharief who was driving a Ferrari.