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Originally from Toronto, Canada, this exotic beauty, with a combination of West Indian, Norwegian and Russian heritage, possesses a look that many have gravitated toward and that has landed her on numerous national magazine covers and top-selling calendars. Through hard work and perseverance, Melyssa Ford is quickly emerging as the latest sex symbol/icon in the entertainment industry A passion for performing began at a very early age for Melyssa, as she would star in various plays throughout her school career. Melyssa starred in plays such as Beauty and the Beast. Melyssa then went on to star in several independent films and secured a recurring role on Showtime's hit series “Soul Food” and the UPN series “Platinum”. You can watch her on Soul Food as Hoochie Mama. Melyssa Ford was a top student in high school. In the interim, Melyssa decided to continue her educational studies at York University in Toronto Studying forensic psychology and English literature with the hopes that one day she would grow up to work for CSIS, within their behavioral science unit, helping to develop character studies on high profile criminals and sex offenders.

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Music Videos
Jadakiss Knock yourself out with Melyssa
Melyssa in Mystikal's Shake it Fast
Melyssa in Happy people by R. Kelly
Melyssa in Big Pimpin by Jay-Z
Melyssa Ford in Yeah by Usher
Melyssa in Thong song by Sisqo
Melyssa in Cherchez La Ghostface from Ghostface
Melyssa in Anywhere by 112
Melyssa in Rascalz "Northern Touch"

 

Discovered by Little X while living in Toronto, Melyssa was tapped to star in several big budget videos for major music artists such as Jay Z, Mystikal, Usher, R Kelly, Sisqo, etc. Her appearance in videos with such large names as Jay Z, Mystikal, Usher, R Kelly and Sisqo would soon make her a familiar face on BET and MTV. Subsequently, offers for editorial work began to pour in for Melyssa. A feature in XXL Magazine led to a job offer to host a website produced by Bad Boy's VP Harve Pierre, which in turn became the catalyst for major change in Melyssa's life. Relocating to New York was the only issue on the table. Melyssa Ford, not one to let an opportunity fall short, left Toronto with $25 and two suitcases with a commitment to her dream.

Upon her arrival to New York, very influential people started to take notice. Editorial opportunities soon turned to covers on magazines. Six time cover model on Black Men's Magazine has made her the reader's most popular model to the magazines history. In addition to modeling, Melyssa soon began writing for Smooth Magazine when an editorial opportunity turned into the chance to showcase Melyssa's talent in writing by becoming the magazines in-house relationship columnist.

It has since become the magazine's most popular column.In 2003, Melyssa Ford set out to utilize the experience she had attained being a magazine cover and calendar model to produce her first solo project. Melyssa's 2004 Calendar and Making of the Calendar DVD was a commercial success and increased her fan base dramatically.

As a result of the project, press opportunities started to come her way. Articles in reputable media sources such as The New York Times, The National Post, McClane's Magazine are just some of the publications that took notice to her. In addition, Melyssa was featured on the cover of King Magazine as well as a feature in Maxim Magazine.

In early 2004, Melyssa was featured as a guest on BET's Rap City. Through that appearance, Melyssa cultivated her relationships with the executive office and pitched herself for some additional programming opportunities. These opportunities for Melyssa Ford led to appearances on Madd Sports, Spring Bling and How I'm Livin. As a result of Melyssa's enthusiasm and a dramatic increase in ratings, Melyssa was asked to join the BET family. She was soon hired as on-air talent for BET in Fall 2004 as host of BET Style (a program created with her in mind).

 

Appearances all over the country started to fill Melyssa's calendar; some of them speaking engagements on panels of discussion, alongside cultural and community leaders. Melyssa Ford was no longer thought of as just the video girl from Canada; her opinion on how to improve conditions within her community were now being solicited from organizations conducting open forums of discussion. Melyssa's discussions included the Hip Hop Summit Network led by Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis; The Congressional Black Caucus; The university of Chicago's Center for Race Culture and Politics and also Essence Magazine's Take Back the Music Campaign.

During this time Melyssa also landed her first national campaign for artist Nelly's woman's clothing line, Apple Bottom. Apple Bottom was first made popular by Oprah's mention of the clothing on her show, Melyssa took on spokeswoman duties as well as a two-part campaign for the Apple Bottom clothing line.

Since Melyssa's 2004 Calendar and Making of the Calendar DVD was such a huge success with her fans, Melyssa is now in the process of producing her second calendar and DVD, as well as producing a documentary based on her extraordinary rise to stardom. Melyssa is also working on a book based on her experience to educate young ladies trying to follow in her footsteps against the pitfalls of the business. as well as working on the development of a television show based on fitness..

Striving for daily successes is the motto in which Melyssa follows, allowing herself the room to reach new plateaus of achievement. [ Bio taken from her site]



For all booking needs of Melyssa Ford please contact:

Daniella Cobb
President of Pink Diamond Management
email - daniellacobb@pinkdiamondmanagement.com
Office # - 347.365.6339