Shantal grew up in small-town outside of Seattle. She always dreamed of being a model and actress despite discouragement. She began building her portfolio and moved to Arizona where she held several jobs while attending college. During this time she made the decision to pose for Playboy and described it as one of the most exciting days of her life. She went on to be featured as a Playboy Cyber Girl, appeared on Playboy TV and hosted various events. Shantal completed an Associates of Science degree as well as an Associates of Arts degree and then attended Arizona State University where she studied Biochemistry.
In addition to Shantal’s passion for math and science she desired to give modeling and acting her full attention. She continued to travel to Los Angeles to work on various catalogs, projects and events. In May 2014 she was named Playmate of the Month by Playboy South Africa and went on to become Playmate of The Year announced as the January 2016 magazine cover. The edition was so well-liked that Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia featured her as their Playmate and cover model.
Due to increasing opportunity Shantal placed her schooling on hold and relocated to the Los Angeles area. Upon arrival she had already had a 3 million fan base on Facebook but merely 20K followers on Instagram. She quickly learned how to utilize social media and made meaningful collaborations that have lead to more published work as well as expanded her into influencer marketing. She now has a combined following of over 4.4M. Her favorite activities are spending time at the beach, swimming, hiking, experiencing new foods, and spending time with her family and friends.