YouTube sensation Michelle Jenneke: track star to supermodel

By Caroline Urbielewicz,
Aussie track runner poses for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Australian track runner, Michelle Jenneke placed fifth at the 2012 Junior World's in Barcelona. Now she can add bikini model to her resume.

Most models spend their entire career trying to nail this coveted position. Jenneke on the other hand was merely caught in a pre-game warm up dance that made her a sensation over night. She’s been mentioned on countless blogs and even on The Tonight Show. Her recent brush with international fame has made her one of few female athletes featured in the pages of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.

The magazine features a plethora of models but selects a few female athletes to grace its pages. The 19 year old was extremely flattered by the honor saying in her Sports Illustrated profile video,"I was absolutely amazed when I found out [S.I.] wanted to shoot me because they're such a big name."

Should the beauty decide to deter from both track and modeling, she certainly has her options open.

News.com.au reports Jenneke studies mechatronic engineering, a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering at Sydney University.

Her mother Nicky told News "She's got to decide if she wants a future in athletics. It's just one of the many things she does in life."

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