An artist who doesn’t want to be seen has created an opportunity for someone who wants the exact opposite.
Chantelle Brown-Young stands in for Sia in Eminem’s music video for “Guts Over Fear” (WARNING: explicit lyrics). CW fans will recognize Chantelle from her run on America’s Next Top Model.
Sia has chosen to stay out of the limelight. The Australian singer/songwriter won’t face the camera in TV interviews, live performances or music videos. She explains it as her attempt to avoid public scrutiny over her appearance.
The ANTM cycle 21 finalist serves as a stand-in — mouthing the words of the chorus recorded by Sia. Chantelle suffers from vitiligo, a condition that lightens the skin’s pigmentation causing blotches. Brown-Young was teased about her appearance in her youth, but it hasn’t stopped her from attaining great success in her modeling and acting career.
“Guts Over Fear” is the sixth track on Eminem’s SHADYXV album.