Mone left school aged 15, with no qualifications, to pursue a modelling career. At 17 she met her future husband, Michael Mone and by 18 years old, Michelle was pregnant with her first child, Rebecca. She then converted from Protestantism to Catholicism and married Michael, an anaesthetist’s son from a Catholic family.
Does Michelle Mone still own Ultimo?
Ultimo was a Glasgow-headquartered designer lingerie brand, majority owned by Sri Lanka-based lingerie group MAS Holdings. It was founded in 1996 by Michelle Mone (now Baroness Mone), via her company MJM International Ltd., with her ex-husband Michael.
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What school did Michelle Mone go to?
Born Michelle Allan in Dennistoun in the East End of Glasgow, daughter of the manager of an ink manufacturing plant who lost his job due to illness, Mone was brought up in a modest household without even a bath. She was educated at Whitehill Secondary School.
How did Michelle Mone become a baroness?
Mone was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her “services to the lingerie industry” in the 2010 New Year Honours. After consultation with the College of Arms, on , she was created a life peer as “Baroness Mone, of Mayfair in the City of Westminster”.
Who invented Ultimo bra?
founder Michelle Mone
Scottish businesswoman Michelle Mone has announced she is returning to return to the UK lingerie market after a three-year hiatus with a new brand which will be “bigger than all the others”.
Who invented the gel bra?
In 1998, Mone developed the first Ultimo design and patented the use of silicone gel in bras. In 1999 Ultimo launched on the high street at Selfridges in London and six months’ worth of stock sells out in just three hours.
What does Michelle Mone do now?
Together with her then husband Michael Mone they founded MJM International and built it up into a £39million business. Mone sold all of Ultimo in 2014, describing her 17 years at the helm as a “roller coaster ride”. Since her resignation she has launched tanning brand Utan And Tone.
Was Michelle Mone on the Apprentice?
She was a pundit on The Apprentice: You’re Fired and had an on-air altercation with a then-unknown contestant Katie Hopkins. And, perhaps most famously, she hired Penny Lancaster, Rod Stewart’s wife, to model for Ultimo and, after her contract ran out, replaced her with Rachel Hunter, the singer’s ex-wife.
Where did Michelle Mone live in Glasgow?
After a chequered history, the luxurious mansion in Thortonhall – named Telperion after one of the trees in the Lord of the Rings – is on sale for offers over £1.4m.