Chanel Ayan of "RHODubai" Tearfully Discloses She Was Circumcised at Age 5

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On this week's Real Housewives of Dubai show, Chanel Ayan revealed a sensitive aspect of her background

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In a hypnotherapy session, Chanel sobbedly admitted that she and her older sister had been circumcised as infants and that their parents were unaware of it

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The model, who was raised in Kenya, has previously opened openly about her difficult childhood, including the fact that her father beat her

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But this was the first time she went into further detail about the torture she had endured

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Chanel's vaginal region was sewed shut, so the circumcision needed to be surgically corrected

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Chanel, a virgin at the time she met her future husband Christopher, visited the doctor so that she may engage in physical intimacy with him

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