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Saturday 16 December 2017

Body and soul: Michelle Doherty, TV and radio presenter and model

Michelle (33) is from Donegal and is a TV and radio presenter. She is the celebrity judge to find the first Irish 'Brylcreem head'.

My parents are . . . really great. We still have a very close relationship and I go home to Donegal as much as I can.

The house I grew up in . . . is in the middle of nowhere, in a place called Glengad, just outside Malin Town in Donegal. It's a really beautiful place and I love spending time there.

When I was a child I wanted to be . . . that many things I can't remember -- I have to say that I changed my mind most days. I guess that is how I managed to hold down three different jobs at one time.

If I could change one thing about myself I would . . . learn to be more patient. I want everything now.

You wouldn't know it but I'm very good at . . . climbing circus ropes.

You may not know it but I'm no good at . . . swimming, even though I spent a lot of my modelling career in a bikini.

At night I dream of . . . nothing. I don't have time to dream as I am always so tired I just fall asleep.

When I look in the mirror I see . . . a cheeky wee brat.

My favourite item of clothing is . . . my Christian Louboutin shoes -- though I try and keep them for special occasions as I don't want them to get wrecked from too much use.

I wish I'd never worn . . . so much make-up when I was younger. I looked like a drag queen but thought I was fabulous -- the horror when I look back at photos.

I drive . . . a Toyota Yaris in real life, but in my fantasy I drive an Audi R8.

My house is . . . yet to be found. I am currently looking for a new home.

My favourite work of art . . . is a painting a friend gave me for my 30th birthday by Jefrescott Stratton. It is a still life of musical instruments (www.jefrescott.com)

A book that changed me . . . is The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin S Sharma.

My greatest regret is . . . I think that life is too short to worry about what has already happened -- you can't change it anyway.

My real-life villain is . . . anyone who judges others for their looks without getting to know them for who they are.

The people who really make me laugh are . . . Aoife and Shannan my two-and-a-half and one-year-old neices -- they are full of devilment.

The last time I cried . . . was last weekend sitting at my Granny Mary Bridget Doherty's grave. She died a year ago and I still miss her.

My five-year plan is . . . to remain happy in my life and career and continue to surround myself with wonderful people.

My life philosophy is . . . what's meant for you will not pass you by -- thanks to Granny for passing that one on.

Michelle is the celebrity judge with the task of finding Ireland's first 'Brylcreem Head'. To vote for your favourite simply log onto www.brylcreemhead.ie where voting will take place until the end of March 2010

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