S he's rough. She's tough. She's harder than nails and meaner than a junkyard dog. And she knows the scrap business better than anyone. But it wasn't always that way.
Ten years ago, Michelle Corbi was a "girly girl." Always attractive, she often worked as a restaurant hostess — dressing in short skirts and flirting with customers. And she didn't know a transmission from a spark plug. But when the opportunity to buy this place came along — eight acres of junk in eastern Pennsylvania — Michelle saw an opportunity. Visiting most junkyards is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Piles of cars, mountains of motorcycles — finding the specific part you need is almost impossible. But if the scrap could be organized, computerized... then maybe she could turn this junkyard into a gold mine. Where others saw garbage, she saw profit. woman's touch.
But it isn't easy breaking into a man's world. She adopted the coarse language of the junk business with the fervor of a convert, and could soon talk trash — and car parts — with the best of them. Carrying a baseball bat, she transformed herself into a leader with an iron fist. That's when Michelle took the slur "Junkyard Barbie" and adopted it with pride. She turned it into something unheard of in the junk business - a brand. Junkyard Barbie is known far and wide as the "hot chick" tough enough to hand you your ass on a hubcap — and it’ll be exactly the hubcap you came looking for!
But her struggle continues. The yard is a hotbed of conflict. Thieves are rampant, and managing employees — including her own brother — is a constant battle. And every other junkyard on the east coast would love to see her fail. But with her baseball bat by her side, Junkyard Barbie is determined to succeed.