Michelle Hunziker was born in Sorengo (Lugano), in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Her mother Ineke is Dutch and her father Rudolf, who died of a heart attack in 2001, was a German-speaking Swiss. He was a painter, but worked as a hotel manager.
After moving to Milan with her mother, she decided to become a fashion model and was hired by Riccardo Gay, a renowned agent. Although considered to be both too heavy and short, at 17 she posed for well-known labels such as Armani, Rocco Barocco, La Perla, Colmar, Fuerte Ventura, Lovable and Swish.
Being Eros Ramazzotti's fiancée, she was discovered by an Italian TV producer. In 1996, she co-hosted the Rai Uno-show I cervelloni with Paolo Bonolis. In summer she presented the prime time comedy show Paperissima Sprint (Canale 5) with Gabibbo. Because of her popularity she hosted the afternoon show Colpo di Fulmine (Italia 1) in 1997. At the same time, she wanted to extend her artistic abilities. Therefore, she attended the professional academy M.A.S. in Milan with her choreographer Susanna Beltrami.
In 1999, TV3, the first Swiss private television station, was founded in Zürich, and Hunziker presented a show called Cinderella, where a hair and make-up artist, as well as a styling adviser, helped both a prominent person and a viewer of the program to get a new look.
In 2007 , Michelle Hunziker co-hosted with Pippo Baudo the worldwide popular Italian song contest, the Festival di Sanremo on Rai Uno. Later, Hunziker co-hosted again Striscia la notizia with Ezio Greggio and Paperissima with Gerry Scotti. In 2018, Michelle co-hosted with Claudio Baglioni and Pierfrancesco Favino, the Sanremo Music Festival on Rai 1
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