Michelle Salas reached celebrity status at age 15, when she publicly denounced that her father, Luis Miguel, as a bad father who did not take care of her. Now she´s 24-years-old, a successful blogger and “it- girl” with multiple career successes, reaching her own level of fame on her own merits.
Salas is the author of the bilingual blog Stereotypemess, which constantly shows off sophisticated images of her wearing creations by Zara or Topshop, talking about her fashion collaborations (she´s currently preparing a collection of clothing accessories), and her life in Los Angeles. There she lives in a house that daddy bought for her and works with “¡Hola!” magazine as a contributor, writing reviews for Milan, Paris and New York fashion weeks.
Her first blog, actually, was published by this magazine, like many other young Hispanic celebrities.
She was Luis Miguel’s secret daughter till 14
Blonde, stylish and always appearing upbeat, the eldest daughter of Luis Miguel knows how to monetize her fame, even though she doesn’t like to speak publicly about her famous father anymore. While the Mexican media always rumored that Salas was his daughter, Luis Miguel didnt confirm it for many years. Her mother, actress Stephanie Salas, also remained silent until 2004, when Michelle was 14.
That’s when she appeared on a television show to confirm the rumor: “I never talk about my privacy, but I do not criticize what my mom does. If he did that, she would have her reasons,” Michelle told “Vanity Fair.”
In 2008, Salas was photographed with Luis Miguel, his then-partner Araceli Arambula and their two children, Miguel and Daniel. It was the unofficial confirmation that the relationship between father and daughter was finally starting to mend.
“I have nothing to forgive. I’m not a resentful person, Salas admits.
In 2008, Salas was photographed with Luis Miguel, his then partner (Araceli Arambula) and their two children, Miguel and Daniel. It was the unofficial confirmation that the relationship between father and daughter was finally starting to take shape. “I have nothing to forgive. I’m not a resentful person, Salas admits.
However, the singer did not recognize her as his legitimate daughter until 2011.
Soon after, Salas moved to New York to study design and worked with Carolina Herrera. She has also been a model for Spanish brand Pronovias and ambassador of Aristocrazy. Definitely, her thing is creativity, but she´s not particularly attracted to acting or singing, as you would expect considering she´s the daughter of a Mexican musical idol.
A dynasty of strong women, lead by great-grandmother Silvia Pinal
In addition, Salas is the great-granddaughter of Silvia Pinal, a living legend of Mexican cinema and matriarch of a famous artistic women´s dynasty. Among them are her daughters, singer Alejandra Guzman and actress Silvia Pasquel, mother of Stephanie Salas–who is Michelle´s mother.
A few weeks ago all of these ladies of the family posed together for the magazine “Hello!” Mexico, and Michelle wrote a post highlighting the great influence these women have had on her life: “Family is the most important thing in life. Ever since I was a little girl I was aware of the amazing inspirational women I was surrounded by and how lucky I was to have grown up with every single one them.
However, her relationship with her father’s side of the family is nonexistent. Considering that Luis Miguel comes from a broken family himself it’s no surprise. In 1986, his mother (Italian Marcela Basteri) disappeared and it has never been clearly determined if she is alive or dead. Rumors even said that her husband, Luis Miguel’s father, Spanish singer Luis Rey, mistreated her to the point of developing a plan to murder her. And even though he attended his funeral in 1992, Luis Miguel never spoke to his father again after the tragedy.
Hopefully, the relationship with his daughter will serve both to heal wounds of the past and build a future as an atypical, but united familia.
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