DID YOU KNOW? Shakara has appeared in a number of feature films, including After the Sunset, Raising Helen, Prey for Rock & Roll and Behind the Smile.
A scout from a Milan agency discovered Yamila on a Uruguayan beach in 1996 while she was vacationing with her family near the resort city of Punta del Este.
COVER GIRL, VICTORIA'S SECRET
DID YOU KNOW? Yamila was the first Latin spokesmodel for Cover Girl, and she had a role in the 1999 Italian film Il Pesce Innamorato (The Fish in Love).
Michelle won SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's first nationwide swimsuit model search, which was held last year, beating out the other 2,786 women who entered the contest.
HAS A THREE-YEAR NEXT CONTRACT
DID YOU KNOW? Michelle grew up playing soccer and softball, was the captain of the Glastonbury High volleyball team and has competed in several triathlons.