MICHELLE Mone has revealed that she is looking for love but admitted: “Guys are scared of me”.
The businesswoman split from her husband Michael in December after more than 20 years of marriage.
The bra queen began her quest for a new love interest last weekend, after featuring on an Irish radio show.
Michelle Mone asked listeners to Tweet pictures of themselves wearing an Ultimo bra
Michelle, 40, confirmed she was free and single, adding: “Any free, single guys out there wanting some money?”
But Michelle admitted it had not been easy to find a date as men find it difficult to approach her.
She said: “I think that guys are scared of me, to be honest – a sort of powerful businesswoman.
“I don’t think a lot of guys are comfortable with that.”
She added: “I’ve been with the same person since I was 17.
“It’s quite scary but I’m looking forward to the future. I feel the fittest I’ve ever been in my life. I’m not six and a half stone heavier anymore. So I can cope with it a lot better.
“If you feel good about yourself and you love yourself it makes it easier to cope with these things.”
Mone then suggested that Irish male fans Tweet pictures of themselves to her on Twitter.
And after being bombarded with messages about her “sexy accent”, Michelle invited listeners to send in pictures of themselves wearing an Ultimo bra so that she could pick her favourite.
Mone joked: “Go in and buy a bra then send it and you can get a date with me.”
One fan tweeted the show and said: “With an accent like that, I’ll do whatever she wants.”
Another tweeted: “Oh wow, that accent. I’m in love, from a young Irish farmer.”
The Ultimo lingerie tycoon also added that she is “in love” with swing-king Michael Bublé after hiring his wife as the new face of her underwear brand.
Mone, who is a keen social networker, also asked for Michael Bublé lookalikes to tweet pictures to her Twitter account.
She said: “We’ve now got Michael Bublé’s wife, Luisana, who is stunning.
“And I have to say, I’m in love with him as well. If there is a lookalike Michael Bublé out there, you can call me. You’d need to be able to sing as well. You’ve got to be in key for ‘Still haven’t met you yet.’
But it wasn’t all fun and giggles on the show, as Michelle added that the public breakdown of her marriage has attracted more attention to her private life than she is used to.
She said: “That’s something you’ve got to take the good with the bad. I’m very private with my private life but now people are really interested in what’s going on at the moment.
“I’m filling my life with work. I’ve got my head down. I’m keeping my head down with my business and the kids.”
Despite the separation, Michelle added that the experience is just part of life and that she would not change anything that has happened.
“I would never ever change anything for the world. It makes you stronger and that’s what life is all about. It’s the circle of life. You have your highs, your lows and that’s what life is all about.”