Since taking the helm at Allure in 2015, Michelle Lee has been committed to championing diversity and expanding the definition of beauty. She was named Adweek’s 2017 Editor of the Year while Allure won Magazine of the Year for their groundbreaking covers, such as the July 2017 This Is American Beauty cover featuring model Halima Aden in her hijab. Michelle and her staff declared the “End of Anti-Aging” in their September 2017 issue and took an oath to remove the term “anti-aging” from their own lexicon. In June 2018, she put three Asian models on the cover of Allure, making a strong statement about Asian representation and tokenism.
Prior to her current role, Michelle was the Editor in Chief and Chief Marketing Officer at Nylon and held senior roles at Glamour and Mademoiselle.