Michelle McGee Before the Tattoos: High School Classmates Speak
People Magazine Obtains a High School Photo of Jesse James' Alleged Mistress, Michelle 'BombShell' McGee, Before the Tattoos and Connection to Jesse James and Sandra Bullock
With a wide smile and a cropped haircut, Michelle McGee could look like any other high school student in the mid-1990s, but now many people know her as the woman that came between America's sweetheart and her tattoo-loving husband.
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People Magazine obtained a copy of Michelle McGee's high school photo when she was just 15, and compared it beside a photo of her tattooed self now and the differences are many.
As People reports, classmates of Michelle McGee did not even recognize her when news about her an an alleged affair with Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James was splashed across the news and tabloids.
"She was very little, had blonde hair and was plain looking," says one alum from North High School in the Cleveland suburb of Eastlake. "She was a smart, loner type; not total loner but she didn't have a ton of friends.
Another classmate said that they did not even recognize her, as she looks so different with her heavy make-up and almost head-to-toe tattoos.
Michelle McGee graduated from North High School in Eastlake in 1996 and classmates that knew her were quick to refute her story that she grew up in an Amish community and left when she was 16.
"She was not in an Amish community," the classmate says, "or dressed like the Amish."