Michiko was born and raised in the Shizuoka Prefecture of central Japan, where she studied Design & Architecture at the Shizouka University of Art & Culture. With aspirations of a career as an international actress, Michiko sees herself as “an outgoing woman... a passionate person”. In her spare time she likes to go scuba diving, she enjoys playing tennis, and her musical talents include the piano, harp, and jazz dancing. Her favourite food is sushi. Her favourite musician is the composer Joe Hisaishi.
In Her Own Words...
" Hi, I'm Michiko Tanaka aged 23 as a professional model.
When I was in university I majored in faculty of architecture, 3.11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hitted Japan. Shortly after the disaster, I participated in voluntarily work in the earthquake-affected areas but I felt totally disempowered. However now I'm motivated by this sense of helplessness to be Miss World 2013. Because even as it responsibles for my actions, it also has a good influence for contribution to society.
I wish to make an international contribution by being crowned as Miss World 2013!!"