One on One with The Enticing Tonya Michelle
Tonya Michelle is about all you could want in a woman. We agree, she's probably the sexiest, self-proclaimed nerd that we've laid eyes on. Who wouldn't want a sports fanatic in a sexy body? Ms. Michelle is from the great state of Pennsylvania, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet, she took her talents to South Beach where she currently resides. The 25-year-old has been modeling for two years, but has already racked up numerous videos, calendars and features. She says that her best feature is her personality. After reading a little more about her, I'm sure you'll agree too. Follow her @TMichelle26
Where are you originally from?
I was born in Houston, Texas but I was raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pa.
What was it like growing up in Pennsylvania town?
It made me who I am today. It's a very small town, I learned to appreciate the small things in life and working hard to achieve the things you strive for.
What is your nationality?
French Canadian, Native American and German
What are your measurements?
Give us 5 words that you think best describe you?
Passionate. Fearless. Humble. Driven. Energetic.
What would you say is your best asset? What do others compliment you on the most?
By far my best assest is my personality. That is something you are born with. You can't fake that. After getting to know me, people tend to agree. On the other hand, if you were just to look at my photos. They usually say my butt Yes, it's real.
How long have you been a model?
I've been modeling for about two years now.
How did you get started in the business?
I did a calendar shoot for a race track and everything just took off from there. I've been doing it on-and-off for two years but full time for a year. The more I do, the more I want.
What were some of your most notable appearances/features?
Pittsburgh Fashion magazine front cover, Bud Light & College Mansion calendar. The Smoking Jacket did a feature on me as well.
I am the tom-boy, house-wife in training with a great sense of humor who loves to be outdoors.
What do you enjoy most about modeling?
It's a different side of me. It's when I enjoy getting dolled up and being a sex symbol because it's not who I am on a daily basis. People think because I model that it's my personality but there are two sides to me. I am the tom-boy, house-wife in training with a great sense of humor who loves to be outdoors. Then there is the professional side of me. The model and business woman.
Outside of modeling, what are some your hobbies/pastimes?
I love basketball. Playing and watching the NBA (lockout...you're killing me) and spending time with my family and friends.
What type of man are you attracted to?
I like a man who enjoy sports as much as I do. A sense of humor is very important. I like a man who is driven and passionate about life, family and God.
What trait do you think is most important in determining someone's attractiveness?
Number one—a sense of humor. Respect is next. You have to know how to treat a woman. I believe when a man really adores a woman, he will treat her like there isn't another woman in the world even though options are always there.
What qualities do you think the man of the future should have?
It's too hard to define what a man should be. The way I see it, if I find a man that is HALF the man my father is I will be lucky. It's hard to find a good man or woman these days.
What part of a man do you think is sexiest?
It's between his smile and back muscles. Yeah, back muscles!
What's the quickest way to your heart?
Basketball and food.... haha...No, seriously!
How does a man keep you interested?
I like someone who doesn't play games yet doesn't feel the need to always be with me. I like being independent but also having the person I can confide in and spend those rainy days with. Everyone needs to have a life outside of their relationship and never become comfortable. Having labels usually makes things difficult. "Boyfriend" or "girlfriend" that is. Never expect or demand anything from me and you'll receive the world. Oh, and of course, I love flowers!! The little things mean the most. Like bringing their favorite candy over, a "good morning beautiful" text message.
Let’s take it up a notch, are you the quiet type in the bedroom or the loud one?
Oh, here we go....I wouldn't say "loud" but you will know if you are getting the job done
When it comes to men, what are some of your turn offs? Smoking!
I will never date a man who smokes or who is arrogant. I will never deal with that.
What was the nicest thing a guy has done to impress you?
Candle light home made dinner.
Do you have a quote that you live by?
"God is love"
What is your favorite city to visit?
HOME! Pittsburgh! Home is where the heart is. Plus, I live in Miami so I live where people vacation usually. So going home makes me snap back into the small town girl that I am at heart. Dive bars & Steeler football!
Go Steelers. When you're not watching sports are shooting your next set of hot photos, where can we catch you?
Photo credits: Megan Gardner, George Holmquist, Norm Rheaume, Joey Wright, Charles Willams, Mark Brosius, Joel Alvarez