Melissa is 28 years old and the current UKBFF Bikini Fitness Champion and an international IFBB competitor. She is a former soldier in the British Army. After being on exercise with her unit in Canada and buying a copy of ‘Muscle and Fitness, hers’ magazine she was inspired and turned her attention to weight training and the challenge of competing
Melissa first started training to compete in 2012 when she set her sights on the Miami Pro Championships. She consequently won her competition and this gave her a bug to want more. In 2012 Melissa joined the UKBFF and competed in the UKBFF British finals where she took first place in the Bikini Fitness category. She competed in the Arnold Madrid and European Championships in 2013 placing second in both competitions and she also placed forth at the Arnold Amateur in Ohio.
Melissa was awarded her IFBB Pro card after placing first and winning the overall in the Bikini category at the English Grand Prix in July 2014.