Here what Melinda wrote about herself -
As a tall African American growing up in San Diego, California, I didn’t think that modeling was in my future. As I’m getting older, I do believe I have what it takes to be a marketable name in the industry. When I moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2002 it took me sometime to really find out what my look was. I am currently working as a Youth Case Manager for youth ages 11 yrs-17 yrs. I’ve done promotional modeling gigs around the valley as well as extra work in film. I do have a resume to verify this. I believe I’m a hard worker with a good head on my shoulders. I have good energy and loves a challenge. I’ve been told that I don’t have the right look or am not the right size but that hasn’t kept me from keeping a positive outlook and not taking NO for an answer. I know in this industry, NO will be something I hear several times until I get that one YES! I am definitely willing to travel and gain further experience with professionals interested in working with me.