Michelle is an East Coast firecracker who graduated from Cumberland High School and also studied real estate with Remax. She was raised in a large Portuguese family, is currently single and working as a realtor. Michelle has always spoken her mind and was the only person to jump up at her brother's wedding when the priest asked if there were any objections.
She is an avid animal-lover and has a dog named Ralph Lauren, a pair of cats, Tiger and Cookie, a rabbit named Bugsie, a bird and three fishes.
Michelle calls her mother her best friend and feels she can confide in her about almost anything. She's a lot like her father which sometimes causes them to butt heads. She enjoys Portuguese food and seafood, smokes an occasional cigar and likes to listen to hip hop, rap and techno music. She's a sports-lover and likes to watch football, baseball, boxing, basketball and track and field. Her favorite activities are dancing, running, boxing, going to the beach and hanging out with friends.
She describes her ideal romantic partner as tall, tanned, smart, funny and in good shape and wants him to sweep her off of her feet. She describes herself as crazy, funny and outgoing. The political office to which she would aspire is that of President of the United States. Why not go to the top? She is most proud of the trophies and medals she won in running competitions and the marathon she ran in Australia at the age of 15.
She is the first houseguest from Rhode Island, with the second being Derrick Levasseur.
One of Michelle's Diary Room sessions was accidentally shown on the live feeds, for over 10 minutes. In the session, Michelle and The DR Employee flirted and then Michelle was ever so slightly coached on what to talk about.