Genevieve Chappell (born October 18, 1972) is an American television personality and owner of GCS Productions.
Genevieve Gael Chappell was born in Anaheim, California, to Bob and Lesley Chappell, the eldest of five children. Chappell’s father moved the family around the Southern California area quite a bit – San Clemente, Yorba Linda, Yucaipa, Riverside, and Whittier (which would end up playing a major role in her automotive passion due to car clubs and customizers who lived in her neighborhood), but she did not spend her entire childhood there. Due to a family issue, Chappell, at the young age of 16, moved her mother and siblings from Whittier to Long Beach, California.
She got a job working as a waitress at the Habor House Cafe in Sunset Beach, California, working the graveyard shift from 10pm-7am so she could take care of her four younger siblings during the day. Chappell stated: “It was a sink or swim situation. I decided to swim (and hull the family with me) it was one of the most difficult times in my life, I was in survival mode 24/7.” She then moved the family to Seal Beach and continued to support her family physically, emotionally and financially. When Chappell’s siblings were all over the age of 14 she moved to Huntington Beach where she has lived ever since.