With her undeniable sex appeal, rock hard body, and a Down to Earth personality, Michelle Lewin is definitely making a name for herself in the modeling world. Not realizing her model potential, she only participated in local catwalks in her hometown but never had big dreams of becoming a model. Michelle landed her first magazine cover unexpectedly during Spring Break 2009. Ever since Michelle has done several features, company promotions, commercials, and six magazines covers to her credit including Venezuela’s Playboy. This bombshell has no intentions of slowing down any time soon, and you’ll understand exactly why as we get to know her a little better through our question and answer session below.
Where were you born and raised? I was born in a city called Maracay in Venezuela. It’s also where I grew up and stayed until 2009 when I set out to take on the world.
What made you want to get into the world of modeling? It wasn’t planned really. I never saw it coming. I had always heard that I have a pretty face but I kept ignoring because I didn’t think so myself. But at a beach party in Isla de Margarita a photographer insisted in a test shoot, and that ended up on the cover of one of the biggest magazines in Venezuela. And here we are.
What would you say is your favorite part about modeling? I have been fortunate to meet and work with some of what I consider the best photographers in the world; I have seen places that I didn’t know existed. And I’ve gotten to understand that this is my thing! Before I was a public relation in a clinic and also a stewardess, but I couldn’t really see any future there. I wanted something else, but I didn’t know what.
What is your most memorable experience while working as a model? On the 2nd of January I fulfilled the biggest dream of my childhood. I was in Disney World. It was so huge for me. And when I was strolling around there, Playboy Venezuela confirmed that I’m on their cover and sent me a link. It was too much for me. I was shivering the whole day.
What would you say is the biggest downfall about being in the industry? It’s known for being dirty and that’s not a myth. I was offered to be in a music video of one of the biggest artist right now. But, he wanted to “try me out” first. And since I’m not that kind of girl, it was a huge thanks but no thanks.
When you’re not modeling or working, what do you like to do with your free time? I’m very active and you will probably see me passing by at high speed on my in-lines on the streets of South Beach. My manager has told be to slow down, if I fall I won’t get any jobs in 3 weeks, but I’m an adrenaline addict and if he says so, I just go faster.
Where would you like to see yourself in the next five years? I have big projects in the works; I plan on starting my own business in Miami. And no, I can’t reveal the idea. Then someone else will steal it. In five years I would also like to show my girlfriends my awesome videos I have made with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull. Enrique, did you read this!!?? Hahaha
What would be your advice for a young girl trying to get into modeling? Do not count on that you will go to a photographer and you will be discovered. And if that doesn’t happen, don’t think you’re nothing. It’s not like that. Today almost all girls can look beautiful thanks to Photoshop. They can take 1000 shots and I promise one will be smashing. Remember that hard work, prepared presentations and a solid book will get you far. And yes, many will contact you and ask you to send nudes. Don’t ever do it. Even if it comes from a “secure” address.
Tell us one of your favorite features about yourself. I have been told “man, I saw your photos, but now that I have met you, you are even more beautiful”. So, I think my personality has gotten me here. I’m always smiling. I’m not flirting, not at all. That’s just how I am.
What is one of the main qualities you look for in a man? A sporty, intelligent man, with a good sense of humor. That means a man than can be spontaneously funny. If you start telling a joke, I will start running before you have gotten to the point.