Michelle Monkhouse

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Michelle Monkhouse
Michelle Monkhouse.jpg
Born Michelle Kathleen Monkhouse
(1991-04-07)April 7, 1991
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died February 17, 2011(2011-02-17) (aged 19)
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death Road accident
Modeling information
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue

Michelle Kathleen Monkhouse[1] (April 7, 1991 – February 17, 2011) was a Canadian fashion model active from late 2000s to early 2010s before dying in a road accident at the age of 19.[2]


Born and growing up in Toronto, Monkhouse began modeling when she was in Grade 9 at Earl Haig Secondary School, taking part in Toronto Fashion Week and appearing on fashion magazines. Scouted by Ford Models, she took part in New York Fashion Week in 2009.[2]

NY F/W '09

She appeared in the 2009 Fall/Winter New York Fashion Week shows as one of Ford's Top 50 featured new-faces, walking along with numerous other Ford's featured models including Ariel Meredith, Chanel Iman, Hyoni Kang, Jennifer Messelier, Kendra Spears and Lakshmi Menon.[3]


On the morning of February 17, 2011, Monkhouse, then a first-year health and nutrition student at Ryerson University, was driving to her barn in Stouffville, Ontario to ride her horse when black ice caused her to swerve into oncoming traffic, killing her instantly. She was 19 years old.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Michelle Monkhouse", Fashion Model Directory
  2. ^ a b "Michelle Monkhouse", 27 June 2011, The Globe and Mail
  3. ^ "Show Package – NY F/W 09: Ford Models (Women)", 2 February 2009, Models.com
  4. ^ "‘I’m dedicating my ride to Michelle’", 29 March 2011, The Eyeopener
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