Stefanie Michaels, known to legions of fans as Adventure Girl®, has carved a unique niche in the world of travel and entertainment. Her website, AdventureGirl.com, has been utilized by millions looking for tips on exciting places to visit, be it sleeping in an Ice Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland, or swimming with dolphins in the Bahamas.
A Los Angeles native, Michaels began modeling and working in commercials at the age of three. In her teen years, Michaels modeled swimwear and also spent two years as the KLOS-FM Cool Patrol Girl, promoting the nationally syndicated radio show Mark & Brian. This work led to Michaels being a sought-after calendar, postcard and poster model, and her popularity launched Michaels’ promotional business in the mid 90’s, SMC Productions. Her fan base grew and so did cross-country promotional trips for such blue chip brands as Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch.
A sought-after spokesperson in the media, Michaels has been an expert travel guest on CNN and FOX News, and she is frequently quoted in outlets such as The New York Times. In addition, her travel pieces have appeared in magazines including Elite Traveler, Women’s Health & Fitness, Razor, FW, Southern California Bride and Weddings of Distinction.
E-mail was the new means of communication in the 90’s and, it turns out, the ideal medium for Michaels. She became an unofficial online tour guide for fans who wanted to keep track of her travels. In 1995, Michaels created Travel Partners, a web site where she kept a photo journal of her excursions. The site became a go to destination for fans, and in 2001 Michaels hosted an online travel show, Adventures with Adventure Girl. Fast-forward to 2009, and Adventure Girl has nearly 600,000 dedicated followers on Twitter – and is amongst the top 25 most followed members in the world.
Source: New York Times