Michelle Elizabeth Keegan is a British actress known overseas for her role as Tina on the soap “Coronation Street.” She is not very well know in America yet, but that may be about to change. Keegan has appeared in many magazines, and was recently crowned “World’s Hottest Woman," beating out the likes Kate Upton, Kelly Brook and Mila Kunis.
How did Michelle Keegan beat out other hopefuls? Probably because the poll was conducted by ZOO magazine, an English publication, and voters voted for their hometown favorite.
Though glamorous now, Michelle Keegan said she was an ugly duckling growing up, complete with braces and puppy fat. “I didn’t really care about my appearance and was probably a bit of a geek in the first year of high school.” She added, “It’s a bit embarrassing to look back at those pictures now, but it’s just a part of growing up.”
The Sun also gave her the title Cleavage Of The Year, after a study revealed, “her boobs boast the perfect measurements.” She was declared the winner after The Sun quizzed 1,000 women.
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Michelle Keegan described herself on Twitter as “no1 can pin me down….”
She attended St. Patrick’s RC High School, and later the Manchester School of Acting. Before she landed on the show that would make her famous, she worked at Selfridges in the Trafford Centre shopping mall and a check-in agent at Manchester Airport.
Michelle Keegan tried to break into acting, first auditioning for “Hollywoaks,” and wasn’t successful, but landed on “Coronation Street” in 2007. It was only her second audition ever. Since then, she has won the Sexiest Female award at The British Soap Award, winning from 2009-2012.
After playing the role of Tina for six years, Michelle Keegan announced that she was leaving the show in Spring 2014 in order to focus on other acting roles. “I have had the most amazing 6 years at Coronation Street and it was such a difficult decision to leave. But I felt it was the right time for me to make the next step in my career.” She would love to land on a period drama like “The Tudors” or “Downton Abbey.”
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Michelle Keegan said of her character on “Coronation Street,” “She’s someone who speaks her mind and is very opinionated – and I’m not like that in real life at all.”
She has also appeared in “Red Dwarf: Back to Earth.” She has co-hosted the BBC Radio 1 program “The Official Chart with Reggie Yates” and was the face of Liverpool Fashion Week in 2009.
Michelle admitted in 2009 to having a comfort blanket called Sniff.
At one point she was engaged to singer Max George. Michelle Keegan is currently single and lives in England.