Michelle Tan

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Michelle Tan
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Born15 March 1993
EducationDegree in Business and Management
Alma materSingapore Institute of Management, University of London (SIM-UOL)

Michelle Tan (born 15 March 1993) is a Singaporean beauty and fitness influencer. A former actress and host at Night Owl Cinematics (NOC), Michelle was also the winner of the FHM Models competition in 2013. As of May 2020, she has over 152,000 followers on Instagram.

Background[edit | edit source]

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

As a teenager in secondary school, Michelle juggled three co-curricular activities; dance, netball and track and field.[1] She represented her school at the national Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) competition, playing the role of Alice in her dance troupe's rendition of Alice in Wonderland.[2]

Education[edit | edit source]

Michelle completed her formative education at Yishun Primary School and Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School.[3] She was a student at Anderson Junior College for a year before transferring to Singapore Polytechnic (SP).[4] She graduated from SP in 2014 with a Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management.[5] Michelle furthered her studies at Singapore Institute of Management under the University of London programme. She graduated in 2018 with second-class honours in Business and Management.[6][7]

Model[edit | edit source]

Michelle pictured on the August issue of FHM in 2013. Photo retrieved from source.

Michelle spoke out about model safety in the industry following her success at FHM Models 2013. In a statement to The New Paper that was published in January 2014, she says:

"Young girls should also know that they don't have to do lingerie shoots to become a famous model. It's not necessary."[8]

Michelle was invited to the FHM Models 2014 finale on 21 June 2014 to crown the new winner of the competition.[9]

FHM Models 2013 - Winner[edit | edit source]

Michelle was twenty years old when she was crowned the winner of the FHM Cover Model Search in 2013.[10][11] She was also awarded the Miss Curvaceous subsidiary title.[12] On top of being the covergirl[13] for the August issue that year, Michelle was featured in a six-page spread.[14] She was also given a one-year contract with DIVA Models.[15]

Night Owl Cinematics[edit | edit source]

Ryan Sylvia - Talent (2014 - 2017)[edit | edit source]

Michelle pictured in the thumbnail of 'Shit directors Say'. Photo from YouTube.

Michelle was a talent with NOC from 2014 to 2017 during which she engaged in acting and hosting work. She made her debut appearance on 2 November 2014 in a video titled ‘Shit Directors Say’. Her last appearance on NOC's YouTube channel was in 'How To Write A Good Resume???' which was uploaded on 18 November 2017.

Comedy skits - Acting[edit | edit source]

The following table highlights some of the best-performing videos that Michelle has been involved in over the years.

Year Video title Views* Refs.
2016 Boys VS Men 3,239,956 views Video
How People React to Online Drama? 1,031,302 views Video
2015 Shit Crazy Girlfriends Say 1,366,815 views Video
2014 Shit Directors Say 1,288,476 views Video

*The numbers are accurate as of 2 June 2020.

Series - Hosting[edit | edit source]

From 2016 to 2017, Michelle was the host for NOC’s first beauty series, Contour and Highlight.[16][17]

Year Series Video title Refs.
2017 Contour and Highlight I Minute Challenge: 3 Makeup Products ONLY! Video
Battle Of The Best: Makeup Remover Wipes! Video
Makeup Challenge: Michelle VS Ryan! Video

Influencer[edit | edit source]

Mirchelley - Content creator (2019 - present)[edit | edit source]

According to YouTube, Michelle's channel had been created in November 2017.[18] However, she only started actively uploading videos in 2019. Michelle produces lifestyle content with a focus on beauty and fitness. Her first video, a festival make-up tutorial - was published on 7 June 2019.[19] As of June 2020, she has over 1,000 subscribers.

Brand representation[edit | edit source]

In 2019, Michelle worked with the skincare brand, Mentholatum Acnes Singapore.[20] She was a part of the brand’s #MyAcnesJourney campaign.[21]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Michelle Tan. ask.fm. Accessed on 29 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://ask.fm/Mirchelley
  2. Mirchelley. “Get Ready With Me + Honest Q&As”. YouTube. March 22, 2020. Accessed on 29 May 2020.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Michelle Tan. ask.fm. Accessed on 29 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://ask.fm/Mirchelley
  5. Ibid.
  6. Mirchelley. “Get Ready With Me + Honest Q&As”. YouTube. March 22, 2020. Accessed on 29 May 2020.
  7. mirchelley. Instagram. December 31, 2019. Accessed on 30 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsDMYTpnglf/?igshid=61025q6mzfls
  8. Lee, Jocelyn. “Forms, nude bras and G-strings”. The New Paper. January 18, 2014. Accessed on 30 May 2020. Retrieved from AsiaOne.
  9. mirchelley. Instagram. June 21, 2014. Accessed on 2 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/pghSsLh0Qm/
  10. Singapore YouTube Night Owl Cinematics Actress Michelle Tan”. Prestige. October 7, 2015. Accessed on 28 May 2020.
  11. Lee, Jocelyn. “Forms, nude bras and G-strings”. The New Paper. January 18, 2014. Accessed on 30 May 2020. Retrieved from AsiaOne.
  12. "Michelle Tan FHM Singapore Magazine August 2013". Magazine-Photoshoot.blogspot.com. August 6, 2013. Accessed on 2 June 2020.
  13. "FHM Models 2013' winner - Michelle Tan is on August Issue!". meWATCH. July 16, 2013. Accessed on 2 June 2020.
  14. "Michelle Tan FHM Singapore Magazine August 2013". Magazine-Photoshoot.blogspot.com. August 6, 2013. Accessed on 2 June 2020.
  15. michelle tan”. DIVA Models. Accessed on 30 May 2020.
  16. Contour and Highlight NOC. “About”. Facebook. Accessed on 30 May 2020.
  17. Ryan Sylvia. “Battle Of The Best: Makeup Remover Wipes!”. YouTube. July 6, 2017. Accessed on 30 May 2020.
  18. "About". YouTube. Accessed on 2 June 2020.
  19. Mirchelley. "Festival Makeup Tutorial | Glitter | Jewels | Neon| Coachella Ultra EDC". YouTube. June 7, 2019. Accessed on 2 June 2020.
  20. acnes.sg. Instagram. Accessed on 2 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B4jyIv1phel/?igshid=psraw3bxbzxt
  21. mirchelley. Instagram. November 7, 2019. Accessed on 31 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B4jyIv1phel/?igshid=psraw3bxbzxt