Melyssa Savannah Ford (born November 7, 1976; Age: 47 years) is a multifaceted personality known for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Rising to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s, She carved a niche for herself as a prominent hip-hop model.
Her captivating presence and curvaceous figure made her a sought-after video vixen, and she appeared in numerous music videos for well-known artists in the hip-hop and R&B genres.
Beyond modeling, Ford ventured into acting, with notable roles in films like “Turn It Up” (2000) and “Think Like a Man” (2012). Alongside her work in front of the camera, she has engaged in various media and television projects, showcasing her versatility in the entertainment landscape
Melyssa was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and grew up under the care of her parents. Her father, Mr Ford, was an Afro-Barbadian, while her mother, Oksana Barbara Raisa Ford, is a Russian-Norwegian.
Melyssa has remained relatively private regarding her family. There is currently no information about her siblings, if she has any. Although, She reportedly lost her mother to colon cancer on May 19, 2020.
She completed her basic education in Canada and graduated from York University, where she studied forensic psychology.
Melyssa Ford officially launched her modeling career after catching the eye of Director Little X while working as a bartender in a nightclub in Toronto. This serendipitous discovery marked the beginning of her journey in the entertainment industry.
Once established in the modeling world, Melyssa‘s striking beauty and curvy figure turned her into a sought-after video vixen, leading to numerous appearances in music videos for renowned artists in the hip-hop and R&B genres.
Expanding her reach beyond modeling, Melyssa ventured into television, appearing on various TV shows and radio stations.
She took on the role of an on-air personality for Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hot Jamz channel, utilizing the platform to promote calendar lines and DVDs. Simultaneously, she explored the realm of acting, joining the Bravo Network TV series “Blood, Sweat & Heels.” The show gave viewers a glimpse into her social life while documenting the challenges she faced in her pursuit of becoming a realtor in New York.
In 2016, Melyssa cohosted the hip-hop and pop culture radio show “Hollywood Unlocked.” However, her career faced a significant challenge in 2018 when she was involved in a fatal car crash with an 18-wheeler truck. Suffering a skull fracture and concussion, she remarkably healed and returned to her program in April 2019.
Undeterred by adversity, Melyssa announced a new venture in November, launching her podcast “I’m Here for the Food.” Covering diverse topics such as human trafficking, colorism, and forgiveness, the podcast showcased her commitment to addressing critical issues.
However, by August 24, 2020, Melyssa Ford revealed that she would no longer be cohosting “Hollywood Unlocked.” Additionally, her podcast “I’m Here for the Food” ceased airing, marking a transition in her career.
- Turn It Up
- God’s Prayer
- Three Can Play That Game
- Love for Sale
- Days of Wrath
- The Slap Puma
- Video Girl
- Think like a Man
- Redemption of a Dog
- Playin’ for Love
- The Stuff
Regarding her romantic life, Melyssa Ford is single, emphasizing her commitment to prioritizing her career over being in a relationship. Despite her public profile, she maintains a private stance on her personal and love life.
In the past, Melyssa has been involved in several relationships, although details about her ex-boyfriends remain undisclosed. These relationships, while significant, were relatively short-lived, each lasting only a few months. Additionally, Melyssa was once engaged, but unfortunately, the engagement ended when she discovered her fiancé was unfaithful, leading to a separation. The specifics of her past relationships and engagements have not been extensively detailed or made publicly available.
Melyssa has an estimated net worth of about $2 million.