When asked what she's looking for in a partner, Michelle shared, "Somebody that can challenge me intellectually, somebody who will support me, and somebody who also has dreams of their own and is very intrinsically motivated."
"The biggest thing is that this comes with the spotlight," she told ET, "and I want somebody who doesn't care about that spotlight."
Michelle apparently wants a man who can "keep a good head" on his shoulders and "stay humble" through their televised journey. She hopes her future husband will "really just work to serve others."
"I'm grateful to have had this experience and I'm just really looking forward to finally share this entire process with everybody," Michelle said.
Michelle handed out roses shortly after being dumped by The Bachelor's Season 25 star Matt James in second place, but she has insisted multiple times she was "ready" to find The One.
"There are so many different emotions involved throughout the entire season and it is going to be a little mixture of everything -- excitement, nerves, all of it, [being] overwhelmed, everything!" Michelle teased of what's to unfold on Season 18.
Michelle aspires to build a relationship similar to the love her parents share.
"Growing up just with my parents, seeing how they treated each other through stressful times, I mean life is not always easy but the fact that they have been married for so long and they still laugh so hard? I am not going to settle for anything less," Michelle explained.
"That is what I am going to look for."
The Bachelorette star wants a romance that will not last forever, and fizzle or lose passion.
"Finding a relationship where it is not going to fade out [is what I want]," Michelle said.
"You can't predict everything that is going to happen to you in your relationship but knowing that I have a person that is going to stick it out and has that same mindset is incredibly important."
After Matt eliminated Michelle as his runner-up on The Bachelor earlier this year, Michelle was announced on After the Final Rose in March as one of two The Bachelorette stars -- along with Katie Thurston -- for back-to-back seasons in 2021.
Michelle admitted she was absolutely crushed and "not okay" when Matt chose to send her packing after he had met her family towards the end of the dating process.
Although she wished she had more closure from Matt by that point, Michelle said she was "nervous" and "excited" to get on with her own journey to find her perfect match.