Michelle Steele

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Michelle Steele
Born Miccah Edward Steele
(1980-11-17)November 17, 1980
Huntington, Indiana
Died May 10, 2014(2014-05-10) (aged 33)
Muncie, Indiana
Cause of death Car accident
Other names Michelle Elizabeth Steele
Years active 1995-2014
Home town Huntington, Indiana
Spouse Elisa Everman (m. 2014–14) (Michelle's death)
Partner Elisa Everman (1990-1994)
Children Nermal Everman (1994-2015)
Parents Jackson Steele
Dorthy Steele
Relatives Johnathan Steele (brother)
Rosanna Steele (sister)
Annie Steele (sister)

Michelle Steele (born Miccah Steele November 17, 1980 – May 10, 2014) was an American[1] television producer, and presenter known for her work on Vote for the Girls.

Steele died in a car crash in Muncie, Indiana on May 10, 2014.

Early life[edit]

Michelle Steele was born Miccah Steele and raised in Huntington, Indiana, to Dorthy Small and Jackson Steele . Her parents raised Steele and her brother, Johnathan, and two sisters, Annie and Rosanna, in a tight-knit, news presenter household; her sister Rosanna is also a news anchorwoman. Her father was a former news anchorman and businessman who now is on the board of NoSirGifts in 2010.

Vote for the Girls[edit]

Michelle Steele served as the third moderator and replaced Zinn, while Zinn took the newly-created fourth moderator role. She missed a month of episodes in June 2013 after she was arrested for providing alcohol to a minor (which happened to be Zinn's daughter Samantha), with guest moderators filling in for her. After Steele's fiancée, Elisa Everman (sister of VFTG chief moderator Holly Everman), announced she was taking a leave of absence in October 2013, guest moderators once again filled in for her. Steele initially announced on the December 5, 2013 program that she will leave the the site in June 2014.

Those plans changed on March 6, 2014 after learning that Emily Piriz was eliminated on American Idol, an unaired clip showed Steele erupting in a tirade against Kathi Jameson during the results. The video showed Jameson yelling at Steele saying "I'm not going to put up with these fucking white guys with guitars anymore." According to a trusted source of Ava Zinn, Steele claimed that Jameson had said: "If I had a gun I would shoot the tranny bitch," a claim that Jameson then denied. Holly Everman said that she feels the feud was publicity stunt and nothing more than that.

Personal life[edit]

Marriages and children[edit]

Steele was married once and had one child. She had her first child, Nermal (1994-2015), while still in high school. She later married Nermal's mother, Elisa Everman. Michelle was the stepfather of Shushu (1999-2009) and Tiffani Zinn, Elisa's children from a relationship with Ava Zinn from 1997 to 2000.


Steele was heading back to Muncie from Huntington from visiting friends from Huntington North High School on May 10, 2014. She left the Huntington and drove southbound from Indiana Highway 3 at 6:00 a.m. EDT. At approximately 6:30 a.m. EDT Steele's Ford Mustang (manufactured in 1980, the year she was born) crossed the median and crashed into oncoming traffic.

Elisa Everman, Michelle's wife, confirmed in a Facebook post that her spouse had died in the crash. Muncie authorities declared in the media that Steele's car was shattered into fragments which spread as far as 30 feet. The impact of the crash was so severe that it is believed the car sped up to 70 mph. Because the car was manufactured in 1980, one source reported that the car had been involved in a 1988 incident.

Steele was finally buried on June 1, 2014 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Huntington, Indiana. Her wife told a source that legal issues due to Steele's gender transition had caused this delay.


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