Melissa Ann Smith was born on June 4th, 1982, in Toronto, Ontario. Her family later moved to Rochester Hills, Michigan. She is part Italian and part English. She began figure skating at the age of 3, and at age 5, started gymnastics. From then, she progressed into dance. She Attended Deborah's Stage Dance Door Performing Arts Acadamy, and went on to become a solo dancer, as well as dancing in groups.At the age of 12, Melissa starred in a Christmas Extravaganza as a Singer. This led her to regional and national titles in song and dance competitions. She was cast as the lead in on-stage productions like "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast", and "Cabaret".She also is a model, and at the age of 16, she won 2nd place at a National Miss Photogenic Competition. This brought her into the modeling industry.At the age of 18, she auditioned for the girl pop group, "Goddess", and became the lead singer. She was signed to a production deal with Interscope Records, and made her first solo demo. She has made three independent films, playing the lead.Melissa is currently on the reality show "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For The Next Pussycat Doll."