The actress, who plays Tina McIntyre in Coronation Street, scooped the award last year.
She told the Daily Star: "I need all the help I can get as I'm up against some seriously hot women this year."
The 22-year-old is fighting it out with Corrie co-stars Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor) and Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster) as well as women from EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Doctors.
Michelle branded Dales star Sammy Winward (Katie Sugden) "absolutely stunning", and said of Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes McQueen): "She's a friend of mine and I think she's gorgeous. She could easily win as well. It's going to be close."
The awards take place in May.