Melrose was the oldest one of the girls on Cycle 7 of ANTM. She was 23 years old.
Melrose won the Fashion Design Award from the Art's Institute in San Francisco.
Melrose graduated from West Bloomfield High School.
Melrose was spotted on the red carpet at The US Premiere of Concept Tiguan, in Los Angeles, on November 28, 2006.
Eventhough Melrose new her ANTM fate back in June of 2006, she could not model until after the final episode aired.
Melrose says that she will never do another reality television show.
Now that the ANTM is over, Melrose wants to model in New York and design and act in L.A.
Melrose is working with a clothing company called Ishkadada. It will premiere in Spring of '08
Melrose won more challenges than any other contestant on Cycle 7 of ANTM. She won four.
Melrose tied with Caridee English for contestant with the most first call-outs in ANTM Cycle 7. Both had three.
In ANTM, Melrose was in the bottom two twice. The very first episode with Christian Evans and in the first part of the season finale, with Eugena Washington.
In the first episode of ANTM Cycle 7, Melrose's portrayed Linda Evangelista, a model rumored not to get out of bed for under $10,000-a-day.
Melrose's real name is Melissa Rose, but she decided that she didn't need the Issa.
Melrose is a fashion designer.
Melrose was runner up on America's Next Top Model Cycle 7. She lost to Caridee English.
Melrose is the lightest contestant to ever appear in the history of America's Next Top Model. She weighed 107 lbs.
Melrose: I am in love with the fashion industry. I think of it as a form of art, and I just want to be part of it.
Melrose: It was great to make it to the final two, and it was even better to finish second in a way, because now I have the freedom to do whatever I want. I'm a winner to my family and friends and to everybody in my life who knows, loves and supports me. So I couldn't have come out of this better. I'm grateful for everything that has happened to me, and I have no ill feelings toward anybody in the house. I even wish CariDee nothing but the best!
Melrose: I'm not going to say that I competed better than CariDee because that is not my place to say, but to my friends and my family I am the winner. For me that's enough.
Tyra Banks (Speaking about Melrose's attitude during the first photo shoot): I'm just so disappointed in her performance on the set. And to be talking back to Mr. Jay and flipping out and blaming this and blaming that. It's like, "Honey, this is the first week. You could be cut like that." If you're a bitch...hide it.
Melrose (After losing ANTM): I'm pissed. I've put my heart and soul into this, and it wasn't enough. And I got called a ***** the whole way through it and it sucks. And I feel really misunderstood and I'm sad.