It’s always hard for a first booted contestant to get much air time, and during her brief stay on the 17th season in Gabon, Michelle struggled given the premiere episode also served as an episode with two boots. Despite her short time on the show, Michelle still is remembered for her brief ‘fling’ with Kenny (although there wasn’t really any ‘flinging’ going on) and what she describes as ‘the worst time to get acne when being shown in HD’. Oh, and she does have a great career being a DJ since her time on the show!
Michelle tried her best in the early parts of the game, but struggled to really make an impact on her tribe. She did form a close bond with Kenny and it looked likely that a bond would be formed there. However after initially battling it out with Gillian to be the first person gone on her tribe she would draw the ‘short straw’ and be the first person sent home from Gabon.
In our interview with Michelle, she talks about it being surprising to be asked to do interviews, not being a huge fan of Survivor, her relationship with Kenny, not understanding why she was picked last, the fact ‘things were going on’ before the game that lead to her going home first, her career as a DJ post Survivor, the downfalls of Gabon being the first season to air in HD as well as an interesting ‘nipple slip’ that wasn’t aired and which players surprised her at making it so far into the game.