We love it when a member of Bachelor Nation is able to parlay their 15 minutes of fame to do good — like the way Graham Bunn uses his platform to raise money for kids with pediatric cancer. We’re also impressed when they can use it towards realizing their career goals, making big moves that otherwise may not have been possible.
And that’s exactly what Graham’s close pal and former Bachelor Pad partner Michelle Money has done. This weekend, she opens her new salon in Sandy, Utah, a lifelong dream for the hair and makeup enthusiast. At Graham’s Alex’s Lemonade Stand event on September 23 in NYC, Michelle opened up to Wetpaint Entertainment about all her exciting new ventures… and whether they leave her any time for a love life!
Wetpaint Entertainment: Let’s start out by talking about the salon.
Michelle: Sure. I’m finally opening my own salon called Image Studios. It’s a place for me to follow my passion, which is hair and makeup. I’ve been doing hair for 10 years and makeup for 13 or 14. But this will be the first time I have my own space to help women feel beautiful. I feel very strongly about inner beauty, helping people feel confident on the outside so they feel good inside.
And then there’s your new website…
My website which just launched a week ago, MichelleMoney.com, is about all of that. It’s a beauty website with a big focus on inner beauty.
And that’s not all. Tell us about the YouTube channel. We hear it’s blowing up.
Yes! My best friend and I have a YouTube channel where we’ve been doing tutorials teaching beauty tips and tricks. It’s the MMandLShow. It’s big priority for me now. We have a great fan base and we’re just trying to spread our message of inner beauty.
How has being on The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad changed you life?
Well in terms of my business, the platform definitely helps. The show is so huge and, overall, it’s been a very positive experience. It’s been amazing to take the voice I’ve been given to follow my passion for beauty and fashion and to also do stuff for colon cancer. I lost my dad to colon cancer and I now work with a foundation called Chris4Life and they’re out of DC. We’re planning a 5K next year to raise money and there are a lot of other things in the works as well.
Safe to say, your career is keeping you pretty busy. Do you have any time to date?
Yes, I have a boyfriend. I haven’t gone public with it yet though. I guess this is it!