|Family||Mother, Father, sister|
|Friends||Aiden, Cynthia, Diamonique, Hayden, Vance, Weston, Kalino, Rhonda, Easton,|
|Enemies||Frannie (on Frannie's side)|
Melissa’s parents homeschooled her for most of her early years, teaching her subjects, religion and life lessons. Melissa took these lessons to heart and tries to live through them each day.
Melissa regularly volunteers at animal shelters, retirement homes and soup kitchens. She often participates in charity events and ran many in her small hometown. As of last week however, her father’s job transfer moved Melissa to Washington, D.C. While sad to leave her friends, Melissa is excited to be living in her nation’s capital and see the American system at work.
Originally, someone else was cast for the show but they and the alternates were unavailable. While sightseeing, Melissa helped out someone in production when they dropped some papers, who offered Melissa a spot after discovering she was a local. After hearing the person's story and wiping her tears, Melissa agreed.
Melissa hasn’t watched a lot of reality shows but believes she has a good chance of winning, because a little kindness can go along way. If Melissa wins she’ll use the money to allow her parents to retire early, pay for college and then divide the rest up for various charities.