||Born: September 19, 1978
Self-described "good student" Michelle was studying engineering before she became a top catwalk star – and even went back to her schooling while she was making a name for herself in fashion. "I had been modelling for a few years before my parents made me go back to school to take civil engineering classes," said the green-eyed Victoria's Secret model. "Although I won top awards in my class at the university, I didn't want to be there. I wanted to travel and make my own money while I was still young." The beauty, who has been linked with Maverick Records boss Guy Oseary, got her wish, hitting runways around the world for designers such as Valentino and Versace.