In early 2008, Michelle announced that she and long time boyfriend, Michael Layden, were expecting their first child. The baby is due July 21, 2008. The pregnancy was written into her storyline on Guiding Light.
Michelle became involved with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention after losing her father to suicide.
Michelle, an animal lover, owns several dogs and supports both the Humane Society and the Humane Society Disaster Relief Fund.
When Michelle signed her contract with Guiding Light she says she bought a few Fendi purses to celebrate.
Michelle has a tattoo of a sunflower on the inside of her ankle. She says she chose the sunflower because it's "a strong and beautiful flower".
Michelle was a model for the Victoria's Secret Wonderbra Europe campaign and has appeared in their catalogue.
Michelle's hobbies include; fishing, biking, camping, and reading "gossip magazines."
Michelle's favorite saying is, "Something wonderful is about to happen."
The first rock concert that Michelle attended was that of the Australian band INXS.
Michelle has appeared in commericals for Dentye Ice, Noxzema, Dannon Yogurt and Oil of Olay.
Michelle has appeared on the covers of "Fitness", "Self" and "Health" magazines.
Michelle: (on rebuilding homes in Biloxi, MS with the cast of "Guiding Light") I worked on the Sheetrock, in a house where we did the drywall. It was extremely rewarding to see everything develop and to see walls go up and see the structure grow. It was pretty wild. I was able to identify with a part of my life that I really miss. I miss getting dirty and going out and building things and making things.
Michelle: My father's death has changed my life in really amazing ways. I started being really honest about the things in my life that I wanted to improve on. It sounds strange, but I'm thankful for that. Plus, I get to talk about it and help people, so for me that's worth its weight in gold.
Michelle: (how she motivates herself to say in shape) I tell myself, 'I didn't get to where I am in my life by being passive or wimpy. Come on and suck it up!' If I want to look great and feel great about myself, I have to put the work in.
Michelle: (on her travels as a model) I've traveled almost all over the world and have been everywhere from Paris to Tokyo to Scotland to Madagascar. When I was in Paris I had a chance to go to the Louvre and check out some museums.
Michelle: I love cooking and I love entertaining and I love making stuff for people and feeding them and watering them and having them over to my house. It's just so unselfish and such a great way to visit and hang out and share your stories.
Michelle: (on how she stays healthy) I do the PurFoods low-carb diet, which is a meal plan where they deliver the food to me every week. I'm running twice a week on a track and trying to do Bikram Yoga at least five days a week.
Michelle: I would love to do some kind of hosting... on a show like The View or on Animal Planet.
Michelle: (describing herself) I'm a traditional Libran. I can be very indecisive, especially when it comes to shopping and clothes! Librans usually like pretty things and I so like pretty things. I like flowers and all the girly stuff but I'm also a tomboy.
Michelle: Marilyn Monroe's life really fascinates me. There are so many unanswered questions about what was going on with her and the Kennedys. And there's some sort of sexy, mysterious, and probably corrupt stuff going on there that I would be curious about.
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