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Mrs. Skin: The MrSkin.com Interview
Yes, Virginia, there really is a Mrs. Skin.

In fact, Michelle Skin is so real--and smart and funny and beautiful and groovy--that I didn't phrase the opening line of this article the way I would have if she'd been anyone else, which is to say: "Yes, Vagina ..."

Plus there's her being the boss's wife and all.

The tall, luminous, raven-haired attorney has been married to Mr. Skin since 2003. They are the beaming parents of the adorable Baby Skin, and there's another family member on the way (the new skinfant's nickname is still up for grabs; Artie Lange has suggested "Skin Poonior").

On the occasion of the sixth anniversary of MrSkin.com, Mrs. Skin honored us by opening up for a Skinterview.

Our following conversation proves that behind every great man there's a great woman--with truly great amounts of sharp humor and limitless patience.

Do you like being referred to as Mrs. Skin? Why or why not?
I don't mind it. I think it is rather funny. We have referred to our daughter as a skinfant, so I guess it just works for us.

Please give us a little background on yourself. Where did you grow up? What do you do for a living? What is your family like?
I grew up in Michigan. I have a very large, very boisterous family. They are a riot. I am an attorney and practiced for six years, but I now work for a company that provides litigation support services to attorneys.

Were you aware of "Mr. Skin" before you met the actual Mr. Skin himself? If you were, what did you think of him?
I was aware of "Mr. Skin" only because one of my best friends mentioned that she met him at the gym and that he invited her to go to a party for [Chicago radio talk-show host] Pete McMurray's one-year anniversary for being on WCKG. She wanted me to go with her. I thought she was nuts, but I never miss a party.

How did you and Jim meet?
I met him at Pete's party after he did his schtick onstage with Cindy Crawford's mom ... Don't ask!

How did your family react when you revealed that you were dating Mr. Skin?
Ah, that was an interesting one. As I mentioned, I have a large crazy family. One weekend when I was back in Michigan visiting my dad and brothers, I decided I would tell them. I was a bit nervous. We were all sitting around the kitchen table. And instead of screaming or threatening to kill me upon hearing the words "mrskin.com", they all simultaneously screamed "Yeah!!" and ran over to the computer to check it out. Needless to say, it wasn't an issue for my family.

How do most people react today when they find out that you're Mrs. Skin?
If they know what and who Mr. Skin is, they generally think it is pretty cool and ask me a number of questions about how my husband became so smart.

Has anyone ever reacted negatively?
I have actually had very few negative reactions. Usually I can just tell someone is just holding their breath about how they feel, but screw 'em ... I don't care!

What made you fall in love with Mr. Skin? Did his area of expertise have anything to do with it?
His area of expertise had nothing to do with it. I fell in love with him because he is one of the kindest, funniest, and most generous people I have ever known. He is also extremely intelligent about a number of topics other then nudity.

We all know about Mr. Skin's amazing powers and abilities; do you have any similar obsessions? Is there a topic that you know EVERYTHING about?
No. I have no obsessions about anything other then possibly chocolate. And all you need to know is there is milk, dark, and white. It's not the same.

What are some of the perks of being married to Mr. Skin?
Other then the birth of my daughter and our next child that is on the way, there are: toy boobs and similar memorabilia he brings home from industry shows, body-painted women at company parties, and subscriptions to all sorts of magazines that are delivered with opaque packaging.

What are some of the frustrating aspects of being married to Mr. Skin?
He leaves the toilet seat up!

What are some of the stranger aspects of being married to Mr. Skin?
Having my sister-in-law and mother-in-law call to find out if a woman's breasts are real or whether or not a scene counts as a nip-slip so they know how to categorize them for the website.

Do you have any favorite sexy movies?
9 1/2 Weeks, Basic Instinct, Gia, and I was very impressed by the Pamela Anderson/Tommy Lee video ... does that count?

We all know and love Baby Skin. Have you thought about how and when you're going to explain exactly what Daddy does for a living? What do you think that will be like?
Yes, we have thought about how we are going to explain what Daddy does for a living. We figure it will come up as soon as she goes to school and has a career day. We have both agreed, the conversation is going to go something like this: Q: What does Daddy do for a living? A: Mommy is an attorney.

Can you believe you're married to Mr. Skin?
Yes! He is perfect for me. I couldn't be happier and couldn't imagine life with anyone else.

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