BORN: April 14th 1991

STATUS: Single

Melisa was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands. She is of Turkish origin but a citizen of the Netherlands, her family remain there while Melisa lives now in Istanbul. She started modelling at the age of 14, she then went on to University to study psychology. She left to pursue a modelling career including entering beauty contests. In 2009 she entered the Best Model of Turkey, while there she won the title of Most Promising Model.

In 2011 she entered the same pageant again and this time came first as The Best Model In Turkey. Again in the same year she entered Miss Universe in Brasil but was unplaced.

She did take basic acting lessons before she starred in her first role Yer Gok Ask in 2012. That was a busy year she appeared in three dizi’s, Kurt Seyit ve Sura, Her Sevda Bir Veda and Ulan Istanbul. Her most notable role to date was in the International Emmy award-winning series Kara Sevda where she played the not so likable Asu. On the character of Asi Melisa says she loved playing her. The roles she has had before have all been black or white characters where as Asu was gray.

Melisa has a new role in the highly anticipated series Carpisma, alongside Kivanc Tatlitug, Elcin Sangu and Alperen Duymaz. She plays the character of Cemre the daughter of a rich business man with a boyfriend who is a cheat. This I’m sure will further her career in the future, and a springboard to new things. She does want to further her career and interviews does mention Hollywood as an ambition.

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She has 1.8 million followers on her Instagram. All her images are of her, both professional and personal. She says that she loves her Instagram and Twitter accounts as she can speak instantly with fans. For her recent summer vacation, she chose to go back home to the Netherlands to her family. Melisa says her interests are dancing, painting and reading, she is fluent in English, Dutch and German. Turkish she says she couldn’t really speak it very well at all in the beginning and even now is still learning to get it correct. Just reading interviews that Melisa has given you can tell she is very driven in her personal and working life. And doesn’t like confrontation but will stand up when needed.

Written By: Rachel Labidi

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