People say that being beautiful saves you from heartbreak, but that wasn’t the case for Melissa Rycroft. She is an American television personality, host, and dancer. Her initial popularity came due to being a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and TV Personality.
Her breakthrough came when she participated as a bachelorette on the thirteenth season of ABC’s The Bachelor, on the CMT reality TV series Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, and on the eighth and fifteenth seasons of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was the winner of the fifteenth season of Dancing With The Stars.
Due to her popularity she got the opportunity to host reality-TV competition shows such as Bachelor Pad and Redneck Island. The beauty had her birth on March 11, 1983, in Dallas, Texas. From an early age she started training in dance and served as first lieutenant of her high school drill team.
For her education she majored in marketing at the University of North Texas after transferring from the University of Oklahoma, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega. After her graduation the beauty auditioned for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The hottie remained on the team from 2006 to 2008.
Thereafter she made regular appearances on Country Music Television’s reality show Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team. Along with these shows she also features on the judging panel for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders auditions and is also a showmanship mentor to the training camp candidates.
Her personal life made headlines when the season 13 Bachelor Jason Mesnick chose her in the finale and then broke up with her in the finale. Currently she is married to salesman Tye Strickland.