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Even if you’re not a fan of athletics or sports in general, you’ve probably heard of Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke thanks to that viral warm-up video from 2012. The video received nearly 20 million views within a week of its release on the internet and was even featured on the late-night talk show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Since then, the media has been waiting to see what the Australian athlete would do next.
What is the net worth of Michelle Jenneke?
Michelle Jenneke’s net worth is about $5 million.
Michelle Jenneke: Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education
Michelle Jenneke is a hurdler and model from Australia. Jenneke, who was born on June 23, 1993, in Kenthurst, New South Wales, Australia, became interested in sports as a child.
She attended The Hills Grammar School. Her sports interests included soccer and handball, but at the age of ten, she began training as a hurdler with coach Mick Zisti and soon began competing.
Michelle Jenneke: Career
Jenneke competed in the 90m and 200m hurdles at the 2008 Pacific School Games in Canberra. She first gained attention in 2010 at the Singapore Youth Olympic Games.
Prior to the games, she set an Australian record in the 100m women’s sprint medley relay at the Australian Junior Championships.
Shelly, as she is known, made an impression at the 89th Australian Athletics Championships in April 2011, finishing second to World Champion Sally Pearson in the 100m hurdles.
Michelle Jenneke may have finished fifth in the 100m hurdles at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona, but her warm-up routine right before the race catapulted her to international prominence.
A video of her routine, in which she jumps up while swaying her hips from side to side, went viral. As a result, Jenneke gained widespread media attention and earned the moniker Jiggling Jenneke.
Website for photo-entertainment, The Chive then cast her in a short comic video titled Forever Alone Meets Michelle Jenneke, in which she played a role that alluded to her viral pre-race warm-up video.
Jenneke has since revealed a lot about the dance, claiming that she began it when she was 16 years old as a way to relieve jitters and anxiety before the race. Jenneke has also stated that she never performed the moves in order to gain media attention.
Nonetheless, the viral video triggered a flood of endorsement deals and media appearances. She was featured in Sports Illustrated’s 2013 issue and ranked 10th on AskMen’s list of the 99 Most Desirable Women.
Shelly generated a lot of media attention prior to the Olympics because Coca-Cola chose her to be a part of their global Rio Olympic campaign. er image was plastered across the streets of Brazil on massive billboards. Jenneke performed her famous warm-up dance in a commercial video shot in Barcelona as part of the gig.
Jenneke’s performance at the Olympics was, unfortunately, underwhelming. She didn’t make it out of the heat, finishing in sixth place. s a result, she faced a barrage of criticism, particularly from Australian head coach Craig Hilliard, who noted that she arrived in Rio looking out-of-shape.
Jenneke, who took the criticism in stride, later revealed that her poor performance was the result of a leg injury sustained during training. Jenneke’s $8,000 funding from the Australian government was cut after Rio, but she was unfazed.
She put in enough effort to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games in April 2018, where she finished fourth in the 100 m hurdles.
Jenneke’s Rio de Janeiro flop has done little to deter endorsement partners. She signed a deal to represent Blistex lip balm as a brand ambassador before the Commonwealth Games. She also had Puma supply her with equipment.
Michelle Jenneke has been juggling a career as an athlete and a degree in mechatronics (a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering) at Sydney University.
Michelle Jenneke: Single or Dating?
Michelle Jenneke, her boyfriend, is one of those private people. Despite fans’ requests, she has never commented on her romantic life and has not been seen with anyone. As a result, she is most likely single.
Hopefully, she will be able to tell the world when she does find her special someone. She was considered for a role on the reality TV show The Bachelorette in April 2018.
Michelle Jenneke: Height, Weight and Body Dimension
Every athlete’s body measurement has some effect on their performance, and Jenneke stays fit by combining the right diet with exercise.
Jenneke revealed in an interview in 2018 that she has to eat about 6 times a day and exercise 5 times a week. Her weekly schedule consists of three-track sessions and two gym sessions.
Jenneke does all of this to stay fit and, of course, to maintain her 147-pound bodyweight. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Her body measurements are 36-26-36 inches.