Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

What/Who is God?

All powerful, all-embracing spirit of good. I have to believe that even when bad things happen it is faith that facilitates that belief. All things happen for a reason – God’s reason. I do, however, still question how the holocaust happened. I have not yet found that answer.

What happens when you die?

I will be at peace in Heaven, with my Mom and Dad and I am not frightened. Death has never scared me.

What would you do with the last 24 hours of your life?

With family – being, talking, listening, laughing, at home. The world will run without you but your family doesn’t.

What is your current state of mind?

Proudly South African.

Describe your life in one word?


What do you like about yourself?

I am always able to make another plan. I can see the bigger picture and I cut to the chase. I have no time for peripheral nonsense. Life is too short, too precious to waste on that.

What would you do with a spare 15 minutes?

I would read a magazine.

What advice would you give to a broken-hearted 18-year-old?

Whilst you may feel broken, please trust me that you will heal. There is something better out there and there is life after heartbreak. But for the moment, you have every right to feel your brokenness. Above all, retain your sense of self, your confidence and strength. No one can take that away from you.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in PR?

Never think you are too old or too young to learn.

Have you received a great lesson in life and from whom?

My dad said, “Whatever you do, do with dignity”.

What does money mean to you?

The ability to live my life as I want, and it allows me to enjoy my independence.

What is your greatest wish?

To see my kids be successful and happy, and when I do, I want to look back and say that I achieved what I set out to do in this life.

What do you still want to achieve?

Does one ever stop stressing about the safety and well being of our children? I would like that state of mind!

A fantasy wish in life?

I want to be someone who is so financially secure that I could travel anywhere and everywhere. Since I was at school, I have wanted to take a car and drive through the French Riviera, stopping off at Monte Carlo, Cannes and Antibes. Princess Caroline is my icon.

Who do you admire most?

My late grandmother on my maternal side. She survived the Warsaw ghetto and we underestimated her strength.

What are you afraid of?

Losing my kids. Our children are only on loan to us so I constantly have to remind myself of that.

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Senseless killing and rape of women and children.

If you could ask God one question, what would it be?

Why do you take children before their parents?

Describe the characteristics of your soul mate?

Easy, he is my husband. Calmness, having perspective, loyalty and unequivocal friendship.

Why do you live in PE?

It’s a wonderfully grounding place to live, to bring up children and I love it.

What is love?

An unequivocal and enduring “liking” of someone, through thick and thin.

When last did you experience something for the first time and what was it?

I experienced a reinforcement of my ability to do something really well, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, when I was acknowledged for a job well done.

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