Chanelle Jade Hayes (née Sinclair, born 11 November 1987) is an English television personality, model, singer and businesswoman. She was a student at NEW College, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, studying Spanish, music and English before becoming well known by appearing on the Channel 4 reality series Big Brother in 2007, when she was 19. She currently runs a cake making business in Wakefield, along with occasional media work.
Hayes was born Chanelle Jade Sinclair in 1987 at Wythenshawe hospital, Manchester, England. Her mother, Andrea Sinclair, a 32-year-old prostitute, was murdered by client Keith Pollard, on 5 April 1988, when Hayes was not quite five months old. Hayes was then put up for adoption and was raised in Wakefield, West Yorkshire by Christine and Harry Hayes. At age 15 she sought information about her birth family from social workers, and was reunited with her grandmother and her sisters in Sheffield.