Michelle Babin was a contestant on Cycle 7 of ANTM.

She and her twin sister, Amanda, both became finalists on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 7. Michelle is an openly gay individual, and admits to having been a tomboy when she was in high school. Although modeling is something that Michelle is greatly interested in, her real passion lies in playing basketball.

As a finalist, Michelle was able to make it all the way to the top 5 along with her twin sister, Amanda, Eugena Washington, Melrose Bickerstaff and CariDee English. She got to spend her last week on the show in Barcelona, Spain, where the pre-photo shoot challenge was to attend as many go-see auditions as possible. The photo shoot required the remaining girls to pose at a bull-fighting arena for renowned photographer Nigel Barker. Although Michelle’s photographs were among the better ones, the judges were dismayed when she said she had the least potential out of the five remaining girls. The judges were also concerned with how Michelle seemed to be covering up for her sister’s mistakes and weaknesses. Michelle and Amanda were placed at the bottom two, but it was Michelle’s lack of interest and commitment that drove the judges to eliminate her from the show.

After appearing on the show, Michelle faced a lot of scrutiny regarding her sexuality, as she unintentionally came out on the show. Currently, she is a student at Cypress College, where she is a member of the women’s basketball team. Although her twin sister did not know about her sexuality until they appeared on the show, Michelle says that everything is well with Amanda, and that coming out did not change her relationship with their family. One of her favorite photo shoots was when she got to portray both Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi, who is Ellen’s real-life partner.

Michelle, who had been represented by L.A Models prior to the show, has continued with some modeling since the show. She appeared in Cycle 8 of Top Model, posing for photographs with contestant Brittany Hatch. She was featured in an editorial in the December 2006 issue of Seventeen and has modeled in Milan. Michelle later appeared in episode one of Cycle 10. Both her and her sister Amanda Babin starred in the motion picture “From Within.”

Michelle began attending college and had plans to transfer to CSUF (Cal State University, Fullerton) or CSULB (Cal State University, Long Beach). She was also working at an after school program called “Think Together.”

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25 Responses to “Michelle Babin”

  1. обожаю их обеиx!

    Rough Translation: “I adore both of them!”

  2. kiki Says:

    She can’t smile.

  3. nikki_amethyst@yahoo.com Says:

    Anybody know what happened to the twins????

  4. dude-ish Says:

    Michelle is one of my absolute favorites, but I understand she wouldn’t have been if it weren’t for Amanda’s passion for modelling. They had such an ironic story on the show; Amanda had the passion, but didn’t naturally know how to model, where Michelle kind of just came along and finds out she has an amazing natural modeling ability and look. Her photos have been some of the strongest in my opinion but it’s interesting that she didn’t really know if she wanted to model or not. The two have an amazing career together as modeling twins because they’re not identical and both have a real interesting look in their own right.

  5. Hidaiara Says:

    Hi! Olha sou barsileira assistir a America’s Next Top Model’s e amei vc!!!!!!! Love, love, love, love you Michelle Babin!

  6. Hidaiara Says:

    Hi Michelle Babin! Sorry I am not the best in English. I’m from Brazil. I love you and think you’re beautiful. You’re a sensation and I’ve adored you since you were on the show. If you want to e-mail me, e-mail me at hida_ubaj_07@hotmail.com and I’m @hidaiara10 on Twitter.

    Take care,
    Hida Araújo

  7. Kat Says:

    Loved them both. Surprised they haven’t done more, they seem perfect for the industry.

  8. dude ish Says:

    I’m glad! I ran into Michelle at SF Pride (2011) earlier today … I didn’t chat with her, nor did I see Amanda, but I was certain it was her you can’t deny her unique look.

    • Aidan Says:

      I’m so jealous! I was there all day and didn’t run into her. I saw tegan and Sara though. 😀 at what part of pride and what time did you see her?

  9. kim marchant Says:

    michelle, i’m from UK and even we love you over here. i think you should’ve won. 🙂 your awkwardness was great. and i think i’m going to apply for Britain and Ireland’s next top model next year.

  10. sar. Says:

    know both of them! they are super sweet!

  11. Lola Says:

    i met michele today at a house party in rhode island!!!

  12. marky mark Says:

    I know what she is up to! She was in my anatomy class and lab at CSULB a few semesters ago. She isnt modeling at all and mentioned that the experience was so long ago and not a huge deal to her anymore. I think she is majoring in kinesiology now. She is a pretty fun girl to hang out with.

    • Sorcha Says:

      That’s really cool, glad that she is happy and doing well these days! Do you happen to know if she is actually turned out to be gay after all? Curious as to how that worked out for her

  13. chandler Says:

    Michelle, you always will be my favourite antm competitor. Everlesting guud things for U.

  14. Jennae Says:

    Why is that fat man in so much of their pics?

  15. zereniaa Says:

    do they have twitter?? i’d love to follow them!

  16. Jourdane E. Says:

    Ton of personality! Love, love, love. I wish she continued modelling, she would have done better. 🙂

  17. Ali Says:

    they should have kept michelle over amanda she had the potential to go further than amanda could have gotten to finals but there was no way amanda had the tallent

  18. Lilly R Says:

    I loved the twins – two of my favourite contestants of ANTM. But I wished Michelle hadn’t lost her confidence and sacrificed her place for Amanda. She really was a natural talent.
    It was awesome that despite Amanda and Michele were twins, they brought two completely different personalities to the table – also their pictures were different. They really entered the competition as two individuals and although they did stick together and helped each other, they didn’t overshadow each other (other than Chris and Terra White of Cycle 15)

    • karen Says:

      She didn’t lose her confidence. She didn’t have the passion for it that Amanda did. Probably wasn’t even really a sacrifice. If she had wanted to model she would still be doing it because she did have that natural ability.

  19. Katherine Says:

    Definitely the better of the two. Wished she had a modeling career. She was incredible.

  20. zoe Says:

    Michelle was my think together teacher and she hated me 🙂 but I loved her

  21. Lis Says:

    She works at JC Penney at the Laguna Hills mall in Orange County now, I saw her and didn’t think it was her at first but her nametag read Michelle, sad that that’s where she is

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