Born to a Costa Rican mother and Persian father, the Houston native got an early start in entertainment when she began singing in choir in Kindergarten. She also performed in all theatre & musical productions as well as participated in several talent shows, winning several. Mostly singing her favorite artists’ Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, Michelle was only motivated by one thing, and that was becoming like her idols. Throughout middle school and High School, she continued to participate in all entertainment related activities, won many Regional Choir Gold Medals as well as Solo & Ensemble Gold Medals. These medals were won by singing in various languages ranging from Latin to Russian. However, she did not stop there. During her High School years, she began auditioning for outside projects as well. She was also scouted by famous Page Parkes Modeling School and began training for modeling and commercial print work. She graduated Page Parkes in 1997 and started doing contract work as an extra in local Movie Theatre Commercial, as well as a major campaign for JosephAviv.com Jewelry. Michelle always continued to move forward. That same year, she attended an audition for an open call for a local female pop group. She made it into the group and they started recording in a professional studio in Houston. The group eventually fizzled but Michelle stayed with the studio, learning, absorbing and practicing the art of recording. Every weekend from 1997-2000 Michelle spent in the studio recording vocals on over 60 songs including songs in Spanish (fluent) and Farsi. It was during this time that she decided that her college major would be Music Engineering. Since 2000, Michelle’s goal has been to get as much studio time as possible as well as work with several Houston artists’ to gain EXPOSURE She has been featured on several songs that received radio play in California and Texas. She has also been featured on several albums which have been released and distributed through independent labels. She also performed her own music in a showcase in Houston at a local performance theatre. Working with different producers and artists’, she has continued to educate herself in the music business as well as the keep up with the current technology associated with the recording process. 2008 has brought internet success for Michelle since she created her YOUTUBE Channel. On www.youtube.com/michellerukny she has over 30 video’s singing famous covers from Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston to Christina Aguilera and Sade. Through nothing but self promotion, she has received fan mail from all over the world and over A MILLION video views. She continues to move forward, not only through the world wide web but through local networks. She currently has two original hits, “If I Told You” and “Again” on MY SPACE and an original song video “Again” on YOU TUBE that has been seen by over 30,000 fans. This exotic beauty not only has talent, but unstoppable drive and intelligence to achieve superstar success. –
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