Melissa Riso is an exotic model from California of Guamanian and Italian descent. Her modeling extends to swimwear, lingerie, fashion, fitness and glamour, and she has been featured on the cover of magazines like Show, Lowrider and Import Tuner. Riso also dabbles in acting, having appeared on Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker,” Playboy TV’s “Badass,” and in music videos such as “What It Is” by Xzibit. She is also a ring girl for Showtime Sports.
Melissa Riso was born June 27, 1986 in Monterey, California and was raised in a nearby small town called Salinas. She moved to San Diego right after high school and soon after graduated from beauty college, as you can read on her official website.
While growing her business as a professional hair stylist and makeup artist, she was cutting hair for a local news reporter who suggested she try modeling. Over time she became very popular with the import tuner scene and was on the covers of twelve magazines. She also did background work on TV shows such as “Las Vegas” and “Greek.”
Melissa started booking roles on infomercials and local commercials. The camera loved her and she was extremely comfortable being in front of the camera. Her goal was to keep doing background work and small commercials to one day get her SAG card.
In 2011 Melissa moved to Los Angeles to take her acting career to the next level. While attending local acting schools such as Groundlings, Ivana Chubbuck and Margie Habor, she was booking lead roles in music videos. She got to work with Chris Brown, T.I., E 40, Travis Barker, Pharrell Williams and many more well known artists.
By late 2013 Melissa started booking more modeling jobs for clothing lines and skin care products. Melissa started booking roles in short films such as “Timid Pimps,” “Jungle Dead Two,” “TeleviSean,” “Spare Change” and many more. These roles helped her invest in acting classes and to stay focus on her acting career.
Melissa’s biggest success in 2014 was when she landed her first lead role in a national Pepsi commercial. Then booking commercials for Fila and LA Fitness to top off her success that year. One event has changed the lives of Melissa Rice. The American model is in fact appeared in a commercial during the Super Bowl in 2014, the final of the American football championship, and since then his was an ascent without end. No need to wonder why … you have just to see the hot pics in our following gallery. This wonderful model looks a lot like the Italian hot actress Sofia Cucci, do not you think?
She finally got her SAG-AFTRA card in 2015 and is now ready to get into bigger films and TV shows.