Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Why Stew's Girl Will Play the TV Game with Style!

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Why Stew's Girl Will Play the TV Game with Style!

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Fashion statements: Michaela says when it comes to WAGS shopping, Middlesbrough can mix it with the best - especially from fave designer stores Psyche (chosen for our fashion shoot) and Kate Fearnley in Linthorpe Road, and The House, in Yarm. She models their clothes right, below and far right

Pictures by Michelle Maddison

Boro's own WAG Michaela Henderson-Thynne is about to turn her shopping passion into a profit for charity.

The 21-year-old law student ( live-in girlfriend of Riverside hero Stewart Downing ( is set to join ITV2 reality show WAGS Boutique.

Two arch rival teams of glam girlfriends and wives of top footie stars aim to switch skills from buying designer labels to selling them.

And with brains as well as beauty, Michaela's team could well walk off with the prize money ( and she hopes it will go to Down's Syndrome charities.

Chief Writer BARBARA ARGUMENT asked the questions on Michaela's impeccable credentials for the show.

NAME: Michaela Henderson-Thynne.

AGE: 21.

LIVES: In Nunthorpe with Boro and England star boyfriend Stewart Downing and in a student house with five girl pals in Newcastle.

VITAL STATISTICS: Size 8 with dark brown hair and quirky different-coloured eyes - one green, one brown.

FAMILY: Mum and dad, five sisters - Lisa, 27 (has three youngsters ( Courtney, Georgia and Callum); Kelly, 25, (has a daughter Bethany); Dannielle, 20; Kirsty, 14, and five-year-old brother Dale, who has Down's Syndrome.

QUALIFICATIONS: Five A levels in biology, psychology, history, RE and critical thinking.

OCCUPATION: Law student at Newcastle University.

AMBITION: To be a criminal case barrister. "I've been brought up to make a career for myself," she says.

BOYFRIEND: Stewart Downing. Met him when she was 17 and he was with her cousin.

FOOTBALL: Not a fan, but is a fan of watching Stewie play. Loves being at the Riverside with her season ticket holder dad and grandad. …

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