Chanel Omari

Chanel Omari reacts to Erica and "Red Bikini Girl's" faux pas.

on Jun 2, 2013

Hi Bravo readers,

I am so excited for you to read my first blog entry! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Chanel Omari! Growing up on Long Island, my group of friends have nicknamed me "coco" for short, and I have always been known as the mover and shaker throughout my community. My greatest passion is bringing people together and trying to make peace whenever and wherever I can. However, all I can say from the get-go is I am not the messiah and not perfect, but I am all about giving love, being soulful about life, and trying to find my own silver linning in all aspects of my life. I am looking forward for you to grow with me on this journey! 

I come from a modern orthodox family, which means we keep kosher, the Sabbath, and we are really observant when it comes to Jewish traditions. It's challenging for me to be as religious as my family. I am trying to apply our Jewish traditions in a more modern way and in my own way. When I saw Erica and her family not knowing if the hot dogs were kosher, it took me a little aback, because Erica and I have been friends for so long, and she knows how important it is for me to keep kosher meats, but at the same time, I am not holding it against them because they aren't as observant as my family, which is OK, and everyone has their own rules when it comes to faith, and I can't be the judge of that. It's between them and G-d