Shelly P was an “E-dentity” (aka online alter ego) of Michelle Proksell who existed as yet another 20-something-year-old-hot-chick surfing the Net, dreaming of meme-hood and exploiting herself to gain it when necessary.
She was born in 2011 from the collaborative online Facebook Reality Show that was created by and with Performance Artists, Genevieve Belleveau and Ann Hirsch, aptly named “The Reality Show with gorgeousTaps”.
WHAT IS SHELLY PRO’S PURPOSE ONLINE NOW?
To seek out hilarities, wicked dance videos and offensive material that Michelle shares via a Tumblr blog called THIS SHITS THE SHIT under the pseudo of Shelly P still. All in all, Shelly Pro’s performative presence on Facebook has since been removed and Michelle’s association with this alter has been exterminated for reasons she would rather not reveal. A “tell-all” may one day surface as a result.
WHY DID SHELLY PRO TAKE SO MANY PHOTOS OF HERSELF?
Shelly P, a product of the Internet(z) Age, was obsessed with herself and public image on social networking sites. Like Narcissus staring at his reflection in the pond, Shelly P used the technology of present day, Webcams, self-timed digital cameras and her cell phone to add her image to the infinite pool of general female content online. Ones and zeros have created ripples in the water of our Information Age and Shelly P wanted to see herself reflected in many forms.