Briefcase Model #26

Michelle De Leon

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Hometown: Olongapo City, Philippines
Instagram: @the_michelledeleon

If you weren’t modeling what would you be doing?

Running my own doggy daycare/hotel company! Which is the direction I AM going. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE animals!

What is one thing on your bucket list?

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! Hoping to accomplish this next year! I love being a part of a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE! If the majority of people think it's crazy, you probably can count me in! I love the excitement of the unknown.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Besides skydiving three times? I was out in Tanzania, Africa on a safari trip. We did quite a few adventurous things, including walking through the bushes following cheetah tracks. We walked for hours with complete uncertainty if there were any big cats hiding in the bush or if we might accidentally wake up a herd of elephants.

What hobbies are most important to you?

Dancing! Just don't ask me to freestyle! I'll look like a deer in headlights. I love going to the movies! I love baking and cooking, too!

I'm always hoping I can be that one case that can bring them closer to making their dreams come true.
Michelle De Leon
Briefcase Model #26
What is the wackiest fun fact about you?

I can eat a large thin crust Hawaiian Domino's pizza in under three minutes … and enjoy it and not a have a tummy ache. Probably less if no one talks to me!

What is your favorite place you’ve ever traveled?

BALI! Oh my goodness! This place is heaven! I've traveled the world, all over Europe, US, and Asia … 24 countries to be exact and Bali is my favorite place. It exudes a certain type of energy I've never felt before. The people of this country are genuinely kind! Their culture is all about gratitude, kindness and togetherness. And you feel this humble sweet energy from everyone.

Do you speak another language? If so, what languages do you speak?

I speak fluent Tagalog, which is the language we speak in the Philippines. But when I travel, I typically learn the basic language of the country I'm visiting so I can feel confident that I can get by. I love languages and accents. And it always feels good to communicate in their native tongue, especially when I AM the one who is visiting.

What does being on "Deal or No Deal" mean to you?

One of my biggest takeaways from this is being a part of someone's journey in our show. When I get to share the room with the contestant and share this life-changing experience with them, it's absolutely priceless. I get so invested in these people and hearing their stories and feeling how genuine they are about their intentions. It's more than just a gameshow to me. We can change someone's life in every game and I'm honored to be a part of our contestant's journey. I'm always hoping I can be that one case that can bring them closer to making their dreams come true.