Name: Michelle Sanchez
Hometown: Kapa’a, Kaua’i.
Measuremments: 32D, 22, 32
height: 5 FT
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Do you have any nicknames that you go by? and if so explain why?
Yes!! All of my really good friends refer to me as “MI”.. it’s different, and I prefer that over any other nickname. Although, I have been nicknamed “ShellyMi”, “Shelly”, “MiMi” (I don’t know why, but I never liked that nickname haha), and then I’m also nicknamed “Becky”, “Bill”, “Lilo”.. haha, their all inside jokes between my cousins and I. =)
Where are u from originally and how does it different from where you are now?
Proudly born & raised on Kaua’i in Hawai’i =). California is extremely different, however, I still love Cali in a different way! Haha! On Kaua’i, everyone is very family oriented. Matter of fact, that’s why I call a handful of my friends as my “brothers” & “sisters” =). As for California, well, quite frankly, in my eyes, its the land of opportunity! There are so many places to go, things to see, experiences… there’s just such a high volume variety in this state, that a life out here is whatever you make of it!!
You seem to eat a lot weird stuff late night. what are some of your favorite foods?
Hahaha!! I do?! Well, I just love to eat in general!! Haha!! As for my favorites.. I LOVE dessert!! All of my good friends know that I love to order dessert first, or that sweets are my kryptonite. LOL!! But other than that, I do try to eat healthy too!! Seafood, fruits, and vegetables always make me happy too.
What made you get into modeling?
My mother actually suggested for me to enter a modeling competition from a flyer that we saw when we were shopping together. I was 15 and decided to enter just for the heck of it. Little did I know that they’d be calling me the following morning to let me know I was one of the selected few out of 30 to be offered to sign with an agency called Monarch-Talent. I signed with them for 2 years, then became a free-lance model after because there were less restrictions to what I was and was not allowed to do.
What is in the future for you? What can we see you doing soon?
I’d really like to pursue a singing career and invest into buying my own home, as well as opening my own business. I’m hoping to do all of this before I turn 30.
Where would be your most favorite place to travel? or have traveled?
I’ve always dreamt of going to New York. Mission accomplished two years ago. Hehe.. My next stop would be to go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms or go to Paris because I’ve always believed it to be such a romantic place to be at.
Do you work out?? got any tips?
YES!! I’ve got a naturally larger bottom portion, so I focus on that a lot! I do about a set of 20-30 mins each on an elliptical, treadmill, or thigh-machine (is that the name for it by the way?? LOL). Then I spend about 15-30 minutes of stretching (or dancing around in the dance room if its empty! LOL!!). Lastly, but my most favorite part, is sitting in the sauna!! I love to just sit there with my ipod on just listening to music & reflecting on whats important to me, what motivates me, and brainstorming ideas of things to do to better myself in general.
Do you rage what do you do for fun???
LMFAO!! Honest reactions: Good friends “You’re going out?! What?! You never go out!!”. Acquaintances “You’re not going out?! What?! WHY?!!! I thought you go out all of the time!!!!” HAHAHA.. truth be told, I prefer to be soaking in my bathtub listening to music, be buried under my blankets, eat home cooked meals, or be at the gym. Yet on the contrary, I do go out occasionally! Mainly for my friends birthdays, whenever I’m in Las Vegas, or for an event. Very seldom will you see me out “just because”.
Are you Single,Taken,? What do you look for in the perfect person??
I’m single & have been for about 3 years now. I can’t say that I’m looking for anyone perfect, it’s just really difficult to find a partner that values the same morals as myself WHILE having an honest mutual level of chemistry (mentally, emotionally, and yes, physically too). That instantaneous feeling of attraction between the two of us HAS to be there, first and foremost!! From there I could babble on and on with all of the details that I WANT in a man, however bottom line of it all…. He has to be down for me. It’s imperative for me to be assured that I’m investing my time and emotions into someone that’s there for me, as I am for him.
What is the craziest thing that you have ever done?
The craziest?! That’s super confidential!! HAHA!! I might possibly answer you in person, but not on record! =P
Do you have any special talents you’d like to share? What kind of hobbies do you have?
My hobby would actually be modeling itself. I enjoy doing it for the fun of it. I’m very comfortable with myself, sometimes I’m a little too comfortable for my conservative family, haha, but they love me anyways and still guide me towards whats right.
What did you think of the MiTT shoot? Did you have fun with us??
I only hope to do a lot more in the future with all of you!! The last shoot, I was actually feeling really sick, and my contacts kept irritating my eyes, so it was actually hard for me even “feel pretty”. Luckily, you’re all AWESOME and made me feel comfortable by simply joking around with me, making me laugh, and just over all having a good time, regardless!! So thank you!!!
What kind of music do are you into? what inspires you??
I love R&B so much that I could listen to it all day, everyday! However, I love old school classics by the Eagles, The Carpenters, The Bee Gees, anything with soul by Stevie Wonders or Frank Sinatra.. and then music by Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy, Faure always make me feel rejuvenated. Oh, and I can’t forget… Snow Patrol, The XX, and Parov Stelar are also just a few of my favorites as well!!
Got Any advice for young Models out there?
YES!! Ladies, please keep in mind that a photo is a photo that can last a life time! Be certain about what you want to achieve and don’t just do things for the spur of the moment. Also keep in mind that like any other industry out there, networking is essential but is nothing without your reputation!! Make SMART choices and balance that out with being humble while having fun!! You’d be surprise at the opportunities that can to your way with the right attitude & mentality! Same value pertains to anything else in life too
Do you have any shout outs or anyone you would like to thank?
I LOVE MODELS IN THE TRUNK!! Thank you for all of your support!! I’m definitely happy to be one of the models that gets to work with you!! <3
Photographed by Gideon Perez
Location: Status Autoworks Gardena