Alex was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, but has lived all over the U.S. He has a close knit family including his father, a corporate executive, his mother, a marriage and family therapist, and two younger sisters.
In high school Alex was valedictorian, student body president, home coming
Though Alex Michel picked Amanda Marsh on the reality show The Bachelor, the two are no longer together.
Alex is also a corporate event speaker relating his experience as The Bachelor to the business world. His corporate message is, "Decision-Making Under Pressure: Lessons From Candlelight Dinners Applied to the Corporate Jungle."
On October 28, 2004, Alex Michel was interviewed on TheFishbowl.com, an online "radio" show featuring reality TV celebrities and gossip.
Alex can speak fluent Spanish and a bit of Portuguese which he picked up while he worked in the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and other travels outside of the U.S..
Majoring in Literature and History, Alex Michel graduated from Harvard University with honors.
Alex Michel at one time worked for CNET, the company who owns Tv.com, producing nationally-seen TV shows about the Internet.
In 1998, Alex earned his MBA at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
The Simpsons is one of Alex's favorite TV shows.
Alex's favorite magazines are The Economist, Forbes, The New Yorker and The Onion.
Alex's favorite foods are Indian, Thai, Sushi, Italian and Seafood.
Alex Michel, being a celebrity from the reality TV craze, isn't originally an actor but a management consultant.
Alex was the original star of ABC's "The Bachelor" which debut in the spring of 2002.
Alex Michel is a spokesperson for Match.com, an online dating site.
In 2003, Alex made his acting debut in "Our Very First Sex Tape", a short film directed by Amy Talkington. Along with his starring role, Alex was also noted as the executive producer of the film. "Our Very First Sex Tape" can still be viewed online at AtomsFilms.com.
(CNN interview on July 11, 2003)
Kyra Phillips: I'm actually getting e-mails here on the computer as we're doing this interview. And one we just printed off here. "What's the most annoying thing you find in a very beautiful woman?"
Alex Michel: Well, I think that the biggest problem that some, but not all, some very beautiful women have is believing that their beauty is the main thing they have to offer. And that -- that's enough to offer. And so they don't need to be interesting or polite or anything. I think that's absolutely untrue. I'm very attracted to beautiful women, but I'm looking for the whole person, and if they think that their beauty is, you know, enough, I'm going to be disappointed. I want somebody to tell me jokes, to educate me, to challenge me, et cetera.
(When asked, "I'm sure that being the original `Bachelor' has opened many doors for your career, but has it been all positive?" in a CNN interview with Kyra Phillips on July 11, 2003)
Alex Michel: No, I think, you know, there definitely have been pros and cons. The loss of anonymity. Having people know you when you walk down the street, people that you don't know, and they assume they know you. They say, Hey, man, how come you did this on your third date with so and so? And I think to myself, do I know you? So that can be a down side. But by and large, the experience was really great. I met some terrific people. It has opened a lot of doors. And it's been a lot of fun. It's the kind of intense life experience that, you know, is rare.