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Overview (3)

Born in Luverne, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameShantel Yvonne VanSanten
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Shantel Yvonne VanSanten is an American model and actress, born July 25, 1985. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. VanSanten was born in Luverne, Minnesota. She is of Dutch and one quarter Norwegian descent. VanSanten was raised in Spring, Texas where she attended Incarnate Word Academy (an all-girls college prep school) in Houston and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. VanSanten also started her career as a model at the age of fifteen for the Page Parkes Management.

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Trivia (7)

Among the sports Shantel is skilled at are volleyball, knee-and-wakeboarding, track and field, water-, slalom-, and jet-skiing, Frisbee, flag football, softball, badminton, sprinting, and running.
As a model, she has been featured in magazines like Teen Vogue and Seventeen.
She plays the older sister of Bethany Joy Lenz's character Haley James Scott in One Tree Hill (2003) despite being four years younger than Lenz in real life.
Was in the delivery room when One Tree Hill (2003) costar Bethany Joy Lenz gave birth to daughter, Maria.
Close friends with One Tree Hill (2003) costars Robert Buckley and Bethany Joy Lenz.
Filming season 8 of One Tree Hill (2003) in Wilmington, NC. [July 2010]
VanSanten is a Dutch name. Her ancestry is 75% Dutch and 25% Norwegian.

Personal Quotes (19)

I'm, like, super-clumsy and weird and funny and dorky.
The minute you feel secure about yourself and own the fact your dreams are honest true, other things fix themselves.
My style is dependent on my moods, so I feel like it's all over the place.
Despite my mother saying I have been destined to be an actress my whole life, I remember being the kid who grew up not knowing what I wanted to do with my life.
Being on a television show and having so many fans is something that I've never experienced before, and it's really neat when they come up to you and are like, 'That storyline is amazing and really spoke to me in my life,' and it's really cool. I really enjoy it.
Our bodies are exploited so much in the media, I feel like everyone is made to feel like they're not worthy or beautiful.
When I'm on set filming One Tree Hill (2003), I get up and work out four to five days a week.
I would want to travel the world and write about it. To be a famous writer.
I modeled from the time I was 15 until I was 20.
For me, having Greek yogurt and some granola is the perfect start-up breakfast because it has many benefits. Its filling, healthy and gives me energy to start my day.
For a long while, I was really against Twitter. I mean, who cares if I'm in an airport or had broccoli for dinner?
If you believe in yourself, somebody will find you that believes in you just as much, if not more.
I was 17 when my body started changing, and I worried about what I did wrong. I went through a period where I didn't eat at all. I also had someone who was encouraging me to take diet pills. I pushed myself to the extreme because I woke up one day and had hips - and a butt - and thought, 'Oh my gosh, I'm getting fat!'
When I was in the eighth grade, I wrote this huge long paper about how I had no idea what I was gonna do with my life, but that I wanted to make a difference and touch even if it was like one person's life... inspire them.
Kate Hudson is my style icon.
I went to an all-girls' school with 43 people in my class, so dances were small. I always went with girlfriends or a blind date.
I am happiest when I'm sitting on my parent's couch, with the fireplace on and talking to my family.
I did a Clean & Clear commercial. I did a series of them. I used to be the Clean & Clear girl!
Why the heck do we allow the media to ever tell us someone is gross? It makes me so mad. 99% of the world has flaws.

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