Nickname:“Meli” or “Mel”
What part of Miami (South Florida) are you from?
I would say Miami Beach since it’s where I grew up and I lived until I was about 16. During my college years my family moved to North Miami where I spent a few years, and now I live in the South Miami, Cutler Bay area, but scillate between the three homes depending on the projects I’m working on.
Describe yourself in five words.
Dedicated, Passionate, Fun, Creative, Unpredictable
What’s the one thing you think everyone who visits Miami must do or see?
Without hesitation it would have to be South Beach/Lincoln Road!There is an amazing energy and vibe in South Beach. You have everything a local or tourist would want to see and experience -- incredible restaurants, shops, entertainment and amazing beaches. The parking could be a pain if someone is not a local with a scooter, but it’s a must see and I’ve traveled quite a bit, especially to tropical places. Miami is alive and well. I have decided to vacation right in my own backyard every chance I get – Miami Beach is the place!
What outfit in your closet best describes your personal style?
A vibrant red dress! Red is the perfect color to match my personality. Red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, love and is a very emotionally intense color. I’m on fire from the passion and ambitions within me. I am highly visible just like the color. I don’t try to be. I just can’t help it as an entertainer and professional dancer. I loveclothing designs that are different from the rest because I’m artistic, especially dresses that show my body, that I’m proud of. I love low backs and low necklines that feature my long dancer neck line and strong back. I’m comfortable in my own skin and it’s a reward for me to show it off. I adore my red dress which flows and moves with me freely and lets me show off my legs that I’ve worked so hard to shape! All these characteristics run in my genes, hence the color of blood that cannot be taken away or changed. Red also indicates to me “you better stay back” because I’m generally sweet but if pissed off or rubbed the wrong, I can be an impossible one! Red is used to indicate courage and a flowing material parallels the grace in my movement. This red dress embodies two of my other qualities -- class and interesting.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
My computer! People might not know this but this wild, outgoing full of life girl, has a nerdy side, which gives me the upper hand because some people take for granted the power of technology. I love web designing, researching things and learning about new topics through the web. I learn a lot through videos on-line and I’m self-taught in many areas.