Michelle McLean

51 Years
South Africa  
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Model Celebrity
Presenter Celebrity Guest Speaker TV Business coach


With over 15 years experience in the media, Michelle McLean has become a well known South African television personality and celebrity.

She first stunned the world when she won the Ms. Universe Pageant in 1992 at the age of 19 years. Her experience as Ms. Universe provided a valuable platform for her career in Television, Modeling and for her many philanthropic endeavors.

Michelle McLean has presented numerous TV shows, most recently being the Revlon Supermodels search in 2007. She has been the face and voice for several TV and radio endorsements, and has managed a demanding Master of Ceremonies schedule for many of South Africa’s top corporations.

Close to her heart is the Michelle McLean Children’s Trust in Namibia, which she established in 1993. The Trust built a primary school in her name and provides education for 900 children. In addition they established the Michelle McLean School of Excellence, which provides entrepreneurial and financial skills training to learners.

Over the years Michelle has shown entrepreneurial flair in business. Previously a Director at the Engel & Volkers Property Group, Michelle decided to focus on her roles as Co-founder of Donna Terra Jewelry and now, Director of Captivate Media Training.

As a result of her extensive experience in the media industry, and her passion for developing people, Michelle formed Captivate Media Training with her business partner, Jacqui Gilchrist.

At Captivate Media Training, Michelle provides valuable practical advice and firsthand experience to Captivate’s training portfolio.

Michelle has also completed a course in professional coaching at the CCI-Coaching Academy.

Originally from Namibia, Michelle has lived in Los Angeles and Johannesburg. She now resides in Cape Town, with her eight year old son, Luke, and fiancé Riaan du Plessis

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