• Michelle Dy is a YouTube personality and social media personality, most known for her self-titled YouTube channel.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $1 million, earned through her successful online career.
• She posts videos about skincare, make-up, beauty, and tutorials which have gained her over two million subscribers.
• She has attracted collaborations with high-profile names, and sponsorships due to her online fame.
• She is active on social media such as Instagram and Twitter on which she posts about her day to day activities and thoughts.

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SpouseChen Xiao
FactAlso a singer.

Who is Michelle Dy?

Michelle Dy was born on 8 March 1992, in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and is a YouTube personality as well as a social media personality, best known for her self-titled YouTube channel. She posts videos about skincare, make-up, beauty, and tutorials which have gained her over two million subscribers.

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The Net Worth of Michelle Dy

How rich is Michelle Dy? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career online. Her online fame has led her to numerous opportunities, including collaborations with high profile names, and sponsorships. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Online Beginnings

Very little is known about Michelle’s life prior to her rise to fame online. There are no details regarding her family, childhood, and education. She has always enjoyed topics such as beauty, make-up, and fashion, but never really thought about pursuing a career in the field until she discovered the website YouTube.

Michelle Dy

YouTube is a video sharing website owned by Google and ranked as the second most popular website in the world by Alexa Internet. The website allows users to upload their own videos which can be viewed by others. It has become one of the biggest sources of video related media such as live streams, movie trailers, video blogs (vlogs), documentaries, music videos, and short films. Content creators can earn income on the website through the Google AdSense program which monetizes their videos based on interactions their video has. The website has given the rise to numerous YouTube celebrities from all around the world and it has also attracted companies which have now invested in their own channels.

YouTube Content

Dy started creating videos on her channel in 2011, during the time that the website was starting to increase in popularity. At the time, several other YouTubers had made it big on the website, leading her to try out too, starting with various beauty-related posts which were often tutorials on how to do produce types of looks using make-up and other tools. She consistently posted on the website, and it led to her slowly gaining popularity, and become one of the leading beauty YouTubers from the Philippines. One of her most popular video series on her channel is the TIPID series, which focuses on creating seemingly expensive make-up looks using cheaper materials.

Her popularity has led her to numerous opportunities, including work with various Philippine celebrities. Her most popular video features Toni and Alex Gonzaga in a make-up battle, and has gained over four million views. She has also worked with Kathryn Bernardo, and featured a lot of her other friends in collaborative videos. She has gained a lot of positive attention, though her channel mostly caters to the Filipino audience. Despite that, it has not stopped her rise in popularity in any way.

Recent Endeavors

In recent months, Michelle has alternated her make-up videos with other types of content mostly in vlog form. She gives her followers updates about her life, which has a lot to do with how her life has changed due to the success she’s gained on YouTube. Her wealth has elevated significantly and she’s able to afford more luxury items and experiences, which she shares with her followers. She also loves doing comedic content, and has done trend videos which are popular with other YouTubers. Some of these include videos on people’s assumptions about her, and prank videos.

While she has gained a lot of fame for her channel, she’s also attracted a bit of controversy over the years. She is known to have feuds with other popular beauty YouTubers such as Anna Cay, in which she has had issues dating back to 2016. She also caused an issue with another beauty YouTuber – Jeffree Star – as she copied his series called “Approved” which was actually copyrighted. This caused Star to make a statement online, not naming Michelle but condemning her actions of copying his series. She has since issued a public apology stating that she only meant to do a series as a Filipino version, and was not aware of the trademark.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Dy is single and has stated multiple times in recent months that she does not have a boyfriend. If she had any relationship, her followers would find out due to how many persist in probing her activities.

Similar to other YouTube personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she has over 800,000 followers, and mainly posts personal photos including those of her demonstrating her make-up skills. She also posts a lot of fashion related photos, showcasing her new hauls including bikinis. She loves travelling around the country and to the beaches in the Philippines. She also has a Twitter account with over 800,000 followers, and on it mainly posts some of her day to day thoughts and endeavors. She also retweets posts from her fans whom she’s met in public, as she often goes through events as a part of her work, which allows her to meet followers.

General Info

Full NameMichelle Chen
Height1.6 m
ProfessionActor, Singer, Film director, Film producer, Television producer
EducationUniversity of Southern California


SpouseChen Xiao
ParentsChen Chin-Jung


NominationsAsian Film Award for Best Actress, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches - Daytime Children's, Asian Films People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Media - Original Daytime Program or Series
MoviesHear Me, You Are the Apple of My Eye, Ripples of Desire, Together, Badges of Fury, Urban Games, 12 Golden Ducks, Pali Road, Run for Love, Scandal Maker, This Is Me
TV ShowsLin Bei

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1Played older sister of Ivy Yi-Han Chen twice in Ting shuo (2009) and Hua yang (2012) , but actually one year younger than Ivy Chen.
2Can speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese and English.
3Also a singer.
4Played a 17-year-old high school girl in Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai (2011) when she was actually 28-year-old.
5Received the Star Asia Rising Star Award at the screening of Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai (2011) on at the New York Asian FIlm Festival on Sunday, July 1, 2012.




Morning Parisannounced rumored
See You Tomorrow2016
Scandal Maker2016Tang Huiru
Zai shi jie de zhong xin hu huan ai2016Lily
Go Lala Go 22015
Pali Road2015Lily Zhang
12 gam ngap2015Suk-fan
The Legend of Qin2015TV SeriesDuan Murong (2015) (as Michelle Yan-Hsi Chen)
Deng yi ge ren ka fei2014Customer (Cameo)
Cheng shi you xi2014Fee
Wan mei jia qi 1682014
Badges of Fury2013Sgt Angela
Soi yat hei2013Jojo
Hua yang2012Bai Xiaoxue
Ai de mian bao hun2012Xue Xiaoping
Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai2011Shen Chia-Yi (as Yan-Hsi Chen)
Chu lian feng bao2010Zhuang Kaien
Ting shuo2009Peng
Miss No Good2008TV SeriesChiang Mi (2008) (as Michelle Yan-Hsi Chen)
Zhe li fa xian ai2007TV SeriesPan Neng-Hsien (2007) (as Michelle Yan-Hsi Chen)
Why Why Love2007TV SeriesChiang Hsiao-nan


Art Through Time: A Global View2010TV Series researcher - 13 episodes


Donut Heaven2008Short special thanks


Bon vayage2012ShortHerself


Won Awards

2016Special Jury AwardVC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalBest ActressPali Road (2015)
2016Special Jury PrizeVC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalBest ActressPali Road (2015)
2012Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Web Series: ComedyNoah Comprende (2011)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Broadband Program - Children'sCyberchase (2002)
20022006 Young Audience Award - Special MentionTorino International Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalBest DocumentaryThe Snake Boy (2002)

Nominated Awards

2012Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActressNa xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai (2011)
2012People's Choice AwardAsian Film AwardsFavorite ActressNa xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai (2011)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding New Approaches - Daytime Children'sCyberchase (2002)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding New Approaches - Daytime Children'sNoah Comprende (2011)
2011Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActressNa xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai (2011)
2009Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest New PerformerTing shuo (2009)
2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding New Approaches - Daytime Children'sArtopia (2008)
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding New Approaches - Children'sCyberchase (2002)
2002Best Documentary FilmTorino International Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalThe Snake Boy (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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