San Diego stripper Michelle “Bombshell” McGee was paving her road to stardom long before she went public about her affair with Jesse James, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Michelle’s former housemate, Brooke Murphy, told RadarOnline.com that she often witnessed the tattooed model researching ways to get her name and face noticed.
“She always wanted to be a celebrity, whether she went about it the good way or the bad way,” Murphy said. “I mean, she tattooed her forehead. If that isn’t a cry for attention, I don’t know what is.
Murphy, who first met McGee at the Hustler Strip club in San Diego, told RadarOnline.com that she’s sure Michelle is enjoying the tabloid sensation she has become since revealing she alleging she had an 11-month affair with Sandra Bullock’s husband.
Jesse James has not denied the affair, although he claimed some things that have been said are not true.
Murphy witnessed McGee transformation into a fame-seeking extrovert.
“She was so different than the Michelle that’s in the press now. I remember she came in and sat down at the bar,” Murphy recalls of first meeting McGee. “She was so nervous and sweet and shy. I was working there as a dancer at the time and she told me she was nervous about getting into dancing but that she needed to make some extra money. When she and Shane McGee’s ex-husband Shane Modica broke up, I moved into the back house and we became good friends.”
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According to Murphy, McGee started to change after she began stripping. “The strip club brought her down,” Murphy said. “People who start stripping either go two ways... you either get heavily into drugs or you get cocky, you get an attitude. I never saw Michelle do drugs, but she definitely got an attitude.”
And when it comes to the initials “W.P.” tattooed on McGee’s thighs (allegedly standing for white power), Murphy confirmed she witnessed her former friend’s racist beliefs first hand.
“I have definitely seen the W.P. initials on her legs,” Murphy told RadarOnline.com. “She tried to tell me that it stood for her grandfather’s initials but I obviously knew it stood for white power." Let’s just say that Michelle was proud to be white.