Profile: Michelle Behennah
Birth Date: January 7, 1977
Birth Place: Singapore
Height: 5' 9"
Measurements: 34 - 24 - 35
Quote: "You do Victoria's Secret here and suddenly everyone knows you and you start getting fan mail."
Michelle Behennah Biography
Michelle Behennah was born January 7, 1977, in Singapore. The youngest of 3 siblings, Michelle relocated with her family to Sheffield, England, where she was raised.
Always a bookworm, Michelle originally wanted to go to medical school and become a plastic surgeon, but her mother, Rosemary, saw Michelle's modeling potential. Michelle went to London when she was 14, where her mother entered her in a contest sponsored by a shampoo company. Michelle won the contest and next entered the 1993 Ford Agency "Supermodel of the World" competition. It's no surprise that Michelle was a finalist, along with model Magdalena Wrobel. After her win, Michelle moved to Paris, where she spent 7 years of establishing her name in the modeling industry. While there, she appeared in magazines such as Elle US, Glamour Italy, Vogue Italy and Spain, Mademoiselle, and Cosmopolitan.
Michelle has walked down runways for designers Cynthia Rowley, Valentino, BCBG, Donna Karan, Emanuel Ungaro, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, and Thierry Mugler.
In 1999, Michelle made the move to yet another world fashion center, New York, where her career has really taken off. Since moving to New York, Michelle has appeared in high-profile advertisements for Burberry, Esprit, Givenchy, Vanderbilt Jeans, Hewlett Packard, J. Crew, Kenzo, L'Oréal "Elnett" hairspray, Mango, Nina Ricci, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swatch watches, and Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, and modeled swimsuits for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
A model for IMG in New York, Ford in Paris, Fashion Model Management in Milan, and Models One in London, Michelle's face is certainly known worldwide. If people haven't become a fan of Michelle in print, they certainly did when she took her beauty to television, appearing on MTV for the network's Model Search and Fashionably Loud. She also hosted a Top 10 Music Show on VH1 and has appeared on Access Hollywood.
Michelle loves to read and hang out with her model best friends Angela Lindvall, Esther Canadas and Cristina Kruse in her spare time.
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