Chrystal Callahan is a Toronto-born American fashion model, hot zone journalist, and philanthropist. Callahan has been dubbed the "Maverick Model" because of her reputation for taking on unconventional opportunities and covering events in dangerous post-war locations. She is of Russian, Nigerian and Irish descent, and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada. She speaks English, Russian, Chechen, Swedish and some Japanese and French.
Callahan began her public career as a fashion model as a teenager. She was signed to an agency in Tokyo where she did print and runway work for brands such as Chanel, Nike, Yohji Yamamoto, and FUBU.
Contemporary wall artCallahan resides in Las Vegas and runs a charity for children called Operation Icon (2012).
Chrystal Callahan's weekly Sunday evening program, An Inside Look with Chrystal Callahan, will be broadcast in English with Russian subtitles. The first show will be aired on Sunday.
The program will consist of three segments: news, a weekly feature on a topic of her choice, and a Q&A with viewers who send in messages during the week, Grozny Television's president Said-Selim Abdulmuslimov told RIA Novosti.
He said Callahan had been to the Chechen Republic several times and the last time she was in Grozny she said she would like to work there.
"The model likes Chechen national customs and traditions very much and her first program will be devoted to the topic of national dress of Chechen women," Abdulmuslimov said.
During the program, Callahan will demonstrate to the audience three ways of tying the scarf and will use the one viewers like best in subsequent programs, he said.
Abdulmuslimov said Callahan is learning the Russian language and he did not rule out that the program could at some point be broadcast in Russian. He added that the contract with the model is for six months and has no special conditions.
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