From ice hockey to paranormal exploration, Chelsea Laden brings her A-game to every occasion. A paranormal investigator, Chelsea is best known for her work in the paranormal TV series, Destination Fear. The series saw star Chelsea alongside her younger brother, Dakota, and her best friend, Tanner. The series which began airing in October of 2019 is centered around the adventures of Chelsea, Tanner, and Dakota, as they travel across the country in an RV to spend nights in haunted locations. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Chelsea Laden who is also an optometrist.
Chelsea Laden was born on the 12th of September, 1992, in Lakeville, Minnesota. Chelsea is the second child amongst the five children of Polly and Rob Laden. She grew up alongside her siblings Mykenna, Dakota, Isabella and Tavian Laden in Minnesota.
As a young kid, Chelsea attended Lakeville South High School. She later enrolled at Quinnipiac University on a full-ride sports scholarship. During her time at University, Chelsea played in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for Quinnipiac University. Named as the Mandi Schwartz student-athlete of the year in her senior year, Chelsea graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree from its pre-medical program. She later enrolled at the Illinois College of Optometry and is working on her optometry degree.
Passionate about sports from a young age, Chelsea loved Ice Hockey. She held the fort as the goalkeeper and guided her Varsity team to victory. In 2015, Chelsea signed a whopping $14,000 contract with the Connecticut Whale to play in the newly established, NWHL. Chelsea’s debut and only appearance with the Whales came on October 18, 2015, and she was later traded to the New York Riveters. Chelsea took to the net twice for the Riveters, during the 2015/16 season. She has since taken time off to go to college and pursue a career in Optometry.
While still at college, Chelsea was asked by her younger brother, Dakota, to work on the series, Destination Fear. The series became the new focal point of Chelsea’s life and she revealed that she couldn’t have done it without her brother and best friend.
“I wouldn’t have done it with a group of strangers. With Dakota and Tanner it is tough enough and you put yourself in an incredibly vulnerable situation. It entails a lot of trust and there were times when I questioned him because a lot of these experiences take you to a different level, a different place and sometimes I interested clashed, but I was always with my brother and my best friend. Because of the familiarity in the group, it made even the scariest situations better. We were in a comfortable setting because we were in our element, even when it got extreme”
Chelsea Laden has a short but impressive television career. She is known for her work as a camera operator and a self in the following shows:
Trail to Terror (2016), a documentary about four friends who explore haunted locations across America.
Destination Fear (2019-2023), a paranormal reality show where she and her brother Dakota Laden, along with their friends Tanner Wiseman and Alex Schroeder, spend the night in some of the most haunted places in the country.
Shock Docs (2020), a documentary series that dives into the terrifying stories behind some of the most iconic horror legends.
Dead Talk Live (2022), a talk show where she was a guest and discussed her experiences on Destination Fear.
She is also credited for her appearance in Sam and Colby: The Paranormal (2015), a YouTube series where she joined two paranormal investigators on their adventures. She has an upcoming project called Project Fear (2023), which is described as a “paranormal thriller” on IMDb.
Other Endeavors & Net Worth:
Chelsea is also the owner of the online boutique, Twenty 4K, LLC. The company hosts a series of jewelry, accessories, clothing, and hand-made candle collection for sale and is also huge on custom works. During her early years, Chelsea also worked as an Optician at Wink Family Eye Care. She has a net worth of $550,000 as of 2023.
Chelsea Laden is in a committed relationship with Jake Rancic, an optometrist and her college sweetheart. Based on her Instagram account, Chelsea and Jake have a happy and loving relationship that they often share with their followers.
Chelsea and Jake met while studying at Illinois College of Optometry. They frequently post pictures of themselves together on Instagram, celebrating birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. They also support each other’s careers and hobbies, such as optometry and paranormal exploration. Chelsea often praises Jake for being smart, caring, thoughtful, adventurous, and amazing. Jake also compliments Chelsea for being beautiful, strong, talented, and inspiring.
Chelsea and Jake are not married yet, but are engaged and planning to tie the knot in 2023. They shared their wedding website with their followers, where they have more details about their story, photos, wedding party, and things to do. They have chosen Legacy Hill Farm in Welch, MN as their wedding venue.
Chelsea and Jake seem to have a lot in common and enjoy spending time together. They like to travel, hike, bike, ski, golf, and explore new places. They also like to cuddle with their dog Cooper, who is a golden retriever mix. They are not afraid to show their affection and humor on social media, as they often post selfies, videos, memes, and jokes. They also tag each other in posts that relate to their interests or make them laugh.
Chelsea Ladenhas some distinctive physical traits and dressing style. She has a height of 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) and a weight of 150 lb (68 kg). She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She likes to wear casual and comfortable clothes, such as jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and sneakers.
She also likes to accessorize with jewelry, such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. She owns an online business called Twenty4k, which sells jewelry, accessories, dresses, and handmade candles. She sometimes wears glasses or contact lenses, as she is an optometrist and has studied optometry at Illinois College of Optometry.