Melyssa Ford | Biography
One of the highly paid video models of her time, Melyssa Ford has been cited as “Video Vixen” by press. Since the late nineties, she has appeared in a number of music videos and magazines. She has enjoyed careers such as television personality, actress, philanthropist and now leaving the show business industry behind, she has evolved as a real estate tycoon.
Born on 7th of November 1980 in Toronto Canada as Melyssa Savannah Ford, Melyssa Ford stated acting at a very early age in school plays, playing several lead roles during her high school. She is of Norwegian, Russian and Barbadian ethnicity. As the time passes, she began taking more interest in criminal psychology as well as considered taking job in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s behavioral science unit. She graduated through Toronto’s York University with degree in psychology. At university, she was member of debate team. Her career as a model started when she was discovered by Little X, music video director while working as a barmaid at a nightclub.
Throughout her successful modeling career, Melyssa’s beautiful appearance was more than enough to have number of high-profiled men chasing her. She has romanced rappers, actors and businessmen. She is currently dating rapper Flo Rida. The couple’s on and off relationship has created lots of buzz in the media. The pair met whilst she was interviewing Flo Rida at Sirius XM. The couple commenced dating in 2011. Before dating Flo Rida, she had short-lived relationship with Andre Benjamin and Kerry Rhodes. She dated Tyrese Gibson in 2007. That same year, she was n relationship with Bryan Michael Cox. There were rumor of her getting cozy with another rapper 50 Cent as well.
After Little X discovered her, Melyssa soon appeared in a few hottest music videos by R&B and hip-hop biggest names, such as Jadakiss’ “Knock Yourself Out”, Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin”, Mystikal’s “Shake Ya Ass”, Ghistface Killah’s “Cherchez La Ghost”, Sisqo’s “Thong Song Remix” and 112’s “Anywhere”. This exposure led Melyssa to the print media. After being featured in XXL, she landed a hosting job in an internet show, “Lifestyle of the Phat and the Phabulous”. She later relocated to New York. In summer of 2000, she appeared in episodes of “Soul Food”, portraying Hoochie Mama. She next appeared in a small role in 2000’s action flick, “Turn It Up”, starring Pras and Ja Rule. The following year, she appeared on the cover as well as the pages of magazine titled, “Black Men magazine’s Swimsuit Extra Issue”. In 2002, she began writing Smooth magazine’s dating and relationship advice column. That year later, she landed a guest role in sitcom “Platinum”. She appeared in a movie called “Kung Faux” in 2003. In December 2003, she launched her website, www.melyssaford.com. In March of 2004, she presented BET’s How I’m Livin’ series. That same year, she appeared in R. Kelly’s music video “Happy People” and Usher’s “Yeah!”. On the big screen, she made appearances in “Psyche”. She has graced pages of magazines such as King, Maxim, XXL and Smooth to name a few. In 2007, she appeared on the HBO sitcom “Entourage” and The CW’s “The Game”. She has appeared in movies, including “Three Can Play That Game”, “Days of Wrath”, “Love for Sale”, “Good Hair”, “Video Girl” and “Think Like a Man”. As of 2014, she appeared in a sequel of comedy movie “Think Like a Man” titled, “Think Like a Man Too”. Back on the silver screen, she appeared on Bravo’s “Blood, Sweet & Heels” and “The Millionaire Matchmaker”. After getting tired of playing a sex kitten, she decided to make her career in a real estate. The net worth of this Canadian model and actress is reported to be two million dollars.
While not busy, Melyssa enjoys hanging out with her close friends. With each passing days, smoking hot beauty, Melyssa is enlarging her territory personally and professionally. She has successfully presented herself as one of the most prominent part of the entertainment world every now and then. Her fans can reach her via her Facebook & Twitter account. She is active in Instagram as well. Her detailed biography is available in a number of websites, including wiki.