Michelle Messina

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Michelle Messina holds two post grad's in: Media Copywriting and Interactive Multi-media

In 2006 she considered a MBA in Business Management and decided to invest her money into her business and

attended College for International Business

Prior to that, she studied at Ryerson working toward a B.A. in Radio & Television when

Classicomm Cable offered her a job. Within 6 months on the job, she hosted and produced

her own Golf Series entitled, "Tough Stroke" featuring the toughest holes at select golf courses in York Region,

predominately private golf courses with the final episode a grazing hit at The National.

Prior to Michelle's formal education, at the age of nineteen she invented her first product being a food container with pocket and

obtained a Canadian patent. In 2006 she was a contestant on CBC's The Dragon's Den and was offered

A deal by Kevin O'Leary in the amount of $25,000 plus 10% of sales. Michelle turned down the offer

based on Kevin not disclosing who he was and without a guarantee of a minimum sales agreement.

Interested in intellectual property she trademarked the name of her first

animated short film, "Fruitful Sex" which stirred up a 6 year legal battle with Fruit of the Loom.

After a year and a half into the case Warren Buffet, purchased Fruit of the Loom for $835 million in 1999,

of Berkshire Hathaway whereby Michelle's lawyers felt it was time to give in to Fruit of the Loom's demands.

Michelle fired her lawyer and independantly represented

herself with victory in the trademark case, which became headline news.

In 2006 she was selected 1 out of 7 designers to survey the NY Fashion scene with the Canadian Consulate.

Shorty after Fruitful Sex clothing of t-shirts was an obvious direction with the trademark victory, with

a small run of ts sold on-line.

The film itself did exceptionally well through out North America's film festivals gaining extensive notoriety

for a short film and became the first year when short films could be nominated and recognized for an Academy Award.

 

To date Michelle directs one project a month, and during her down time manages banquet hall events.

Her leadership and polished manner has successfully managed Ontario's finest private Golf Course dining rooms

a total of 87 successful events (2011)

 

Michelle is no stranger to the media!

At the tender age of three, Michelle was one of Elen Henderson's top models,

strutting runways and gracing catelogues for several years.

Michelle Messina a model since age 3

To this day Michelle only models her hands!

Michelle Messina Hand Model

Networks Major Campaign: A St. Joseph Corporation Company

 

A modeling agent offered Michelle a paid contract, after careful reflection, she

decided to break out of her shell from behind the camera and step forward once again

August 4, 2010, yet to date still has not accepted any work outside of hand modeling.

Michelle Messina ModelMichelle Messina Canadian GirlMichelle Messina business woman

High Fashion.............................Down To Earth........................Business Woman

 

 

 

Some personal information from Michelle's Diary which includes some festival

hightlights and travel pics,

only recently disclosed due to her private nature.

 

"Fate chooses your relations. You choose your friends" Jacques Dilill 1600AD

 

 

 

Toronto Film Festival 2010- I feel the love!

Michelle Messina & Her actor for 2010 filmMichelle Messina's actor for upcoming movie

My actor who will play Marilyn Monroe in my 1st Dramic Comedy

Michelle Messina red carpet

Michelle Messina during TIFF at Winsor Arms Elite Party

A special dress for a special evening!

 

Some Travel landmark pics

&

Some life highlights!

September 2007 B.C. bound; Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler

Vancouver Michelle MessinaMountain Michelle Messina B.C.

ATV Michelle MessinaATV Michelle Messina B.C.

ATV ride to the top of Whistler, saw the prelimiary top Olymic selections!

 

Won Trademark case against Fruit of the Loom to reinstate "Fruitful Sex"™ Nov. 2006

Aired on the television series "The Dragon's Den" On Oct. 25, 2006 regarding my patent

www.kangoinc.com

 

Buffalo, New York - Spiritual Journey to Ashram

New York _ Ashram

Not allowed to shoot

Took in the whole experience: Wake up at 5am, pray, meditate, aarti, seva, relax

eat only vegetarian food, & repeat!

New York, New York

NY Apple pic by: Michelle MessinaMichelle NY

New York - Fashion Week - Michelle Messina

Michelle Messina Stopping Traffic New York!!! Fashion Week

Fashion Week!

Survey the New York market for clothing line: Fruitful Sex

with the Canadian Consulate General and 7 Canadian designers

I Love New York!

& New York Loves Me!

 

Arizona - Birthday

Arizona - Michelle Messina's Birthday

This was one of the best moments in my life

This tree is translated to be called a million years

The feeling of accoplishment in climbing this mountain on my

birthday with the support from friends had me in tears

Climbed with 17 friends to a cave celebration

Arizona - Michelle Messina's Birthday

Michelle's Birthday in the Arizona Desert

Stayed the private 18 bedroom mansion on 300 acres of land

old Geronimo Apatchy Indian reserve purchased

housed by the Rolling Stones in 70s

Completely Amazing!

Keith Richard's Guitar pool

Breath taking!

 

Hawaii Cruise - 5 Islands

Hawaii Cruise - Michelle Messina

Dining at Captain's Table

 

World Film Premiere - Toronto

Toronto Fim Fest _Fruit for Director: Michelle Messina

Toronto International Film Fest - Fruit Delivery

My first film made it into the festival

Moreover, it was the first time in history a short film qualified

into the festival which opened the doors to short films.

 

Florida US Premiere

Universal Studios Florida - Film Festival Awards - Michelle Messina Short Film; Fruitful Sex

Universal Studios Gala Film Awards

Fruitful Sex 1/7 short films worldwide in program, all others feature films

This was my favourite festival I attended

A1 the best of everything!

 

 

Imax Theatre

Imax - Hawaii - Michelle Messina

Imax - Hawaii

Toronto Winter Snow Fair

Toronto Snow - Michelle Messina Amex Ad

Amex Ad - Winter Fair

 

Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain - Michelle Messina

 

Some Award Show

Award Gala - Host Chip Dress - Michelle Messina

I tried on a Dress made out of Potatoe Chips!

Little did I know then that I would invent a food container

for ready to eat food container, such as a bag of chips, with a pocket

It would be cool to try to find that dress!

 

Camped Out to See Pope John Paul ll

The most moving experience in my life!

Camp Out - Pope John Paul _ Michelle Messina

July 27, 2002

It rained all night and I stood in three feet of mud

When the Pope stepped out onto the podium the cloads

cleared and the sun shone on him with the brightest of

all spot lights

His first words were a warm hello

A force came over like a strong wind of power that

had myself and everyone around me instantly crying

and today I can not explain the intense feeling

that no other leader, star or man has bestow

 

The US is amazing:

Visted all states with extra time in:

Florida - Tampa wt Grama, Ft. Lauderdale wt Sophie, & the Keys

California - L.A. twice, San Deigo twice, & Hollywood

New York: Manhattan twice, & NY NY three times

Arizona - Phoenix, Sedona, & Navajo

Hawaii: Honolulu twice, Kauia twice, Maui, Molokai, & Oahu

I have enjoyed Mexico 9 times

Cuba twice

Havana Metal Rooster

This is in Havana, Cuba where a huge metal rooster lives!

I was in Cuba in the year of the Rooster, so that was pretty symbolic & cool!

 

Bahamas

Dominican

Michelle Messina in Dominican on Bike

This bike looks like mine!

Jamaica twice

England twice: London, Leeds, Liverpool

I need and must go to Europe soon!

I would like to improve on a few languages and visit:

France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Spain

My ultimate destinations would be: The Vatican City, Galapagos Islands,

Places of great interest: Egypt, Thailand, Channel Island, Monaco

Would love the learn the history of Atlantis

 

Traveled all 50 States in the US

49 in one summer road trip

& Hawaii twice on two separate trips

one on a cruise to 5 islands

Wow, I need to dig up some pics!

Florida  Keys Fishing

Florida Keys - Fishing

Michelle in Texas

Too early for a pic in Texas!

Grand Canyon Michelle Messina

Hiked to the top of the Grand Canyon

& hit a golf ball into the Canyon...oh yes I did!

 

In New Orleans I stayed at a hotel more like a chateau which was so large it had three beds

with two huge doors to the main St. It is now owned by

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie. I have to dig up those pics they are very cool!

 

I liked San Deigo

I wasn't overly impressed with L.A.

I was hoping to bust out my fancy clothes in Hollywood & was surprised to

see the jean trend!

 

 

Vegas - Michelle Messina

Las Vegas - Caesars Palace

Caesars Place fountain

Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas Slots - Michelle Messina

three sevens dropped and I did not win the pot since I did not

play 3 coins - Casino employees did not allow winning pic!

 

Hollywood Michelle Messina

Michelle Messina in Beverely Hills

All the way to Beverely Hills...!

 

Completing Experimental Feature Film of my journeys

 

 

Ready for Action!

 

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