Michelle de Swarte

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Michelle De Swarte (born 23 October 1980) is a model[1] and TV presenter. She was born in Lewisham, London, and was spotted by a model scout when she was 19. Soon after Michelle moved to New York where she has lived ever since.

Michelle’s beauty product campaigns include MAC, Sephora and Neutrogena. She has also been photographied for Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Cartier, Betsy Johnson, Michael Kors, Baby Phat, H&M, Gap and Levis, by photographers such as Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier and Steven Meisel, and featured in fashion spreads for Harper's Bazaar, Italian Vanity Fair and V. She modeled for Copperwheat Blundell (Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show)), Luella, Missoni (Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2002 fashion shows), and during the Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2002 fashion week she modeled for the famous brands Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, John Galliano and Versus Versace.[2] But her career as a runway model stopped abruptly after she fell down repeatedly and had to remove her shoes[3] while walking for the Gucci Fall/Winter 2002 Ready-to-Wear fashion show, where the catwalk was covered in faux sheepskin.[4]

She then turned to television, and her TV credits include presenting The Fashion Show, a 10-episode mini-serie with George Lamb and Abbey Clancy aired on ITV2 from September to November 2008, hosting the live broadcast of Arthur's Day celebrations and being a talking head on BBC's The Noughties.. Was That It? in 2009.

In 2011, it was announced Michelle would be hosting a celebrity gossip show on E4. However, after only three episodes, the show was axed by E4 after the senior production staff were changed without due notification to E4.[5]

TV productions[edit]

  • 2008 The Fashion Show Princess Productions for ITV2 with George Lamb and Abigail Clancy
  • 2009 Arthur's Day Celebrations for ITV2 and Sky with Cat Deeley and Ronan Keating
  • 2009 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now ITV2 Filmed in Australia
  • 2011 Dirty Digest for E4


  1. ^ Vibe. Vibe Media Group. September 2002. pp. 125–. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Slideshow
  4. ^ The New York Times, 5 March 2002
  5. ^ Broadcast Now. Retrieved 25 January 2012.