Credit: Chantel Jeffries on Instagram

Correction: It was come to our attention that Chantel Jeffries has not been arrested five times, as we previously reported (per New York Daily News). Chantel was arrested one time in 2011 on a misdemeanor charge, but the matter was ultimately dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

Is Chantel Jeffries a shrewd businesswoman — or an exploitive self-promoter? That's for you and her reported boyfriend, Justin Bieber, to judge. Page Six reports that the model wanted to sell her account of Justin's recent drag race and subsequent arrest in Miami for $20,000.

In case you missed it, Justin was arrested early in the morning on January 23 in Miami Beach, Florida, on charges of DUI, driving on an expired licence, and resisting arrest without violence — after he and his friend were busted drag-racing down a residential street. Chantel was riding shotgun.

The outlet cites multiple sources who say that Chantel's rep met with publications and TV shows — like Good Morning America, Today, and Inside Edition.

"She hired an attorney and was negotiating a deal with the weekly magazines and the big TV shows," one such source says. "She wanted $20,000 plus a guaranteed mention of her modeling career."

Page Six also spills that no one was taking the bait, and Chantel dropped out of all negotiations right around the time she and Justin spent a romantic vacation in Panama City. ("Oh, baby, I didn't mean it!" we imagine her saying. "I'm not in it for the fame!")

It's worth mentioning that Chantel is no model citizen — she's been arrested five times in her 21 years.

Hey, maybe the report is all bogus and she's really trying to turn over a new leaf with Justin… right? Right? Anyone?

Source: Page Six 


Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!