A:I am originally from Monterey California, and raised in Salinas.
Q:Tell us about your modeling career so far…
A:I have been modeling for over 5 years and it's been getting better every year. I just did a LA Fitness commercial and Fila Commercial. I also book a lot of skin care and app commercials.
Q:Cool. Where else have you been featured?
A:I have been featured in a number of magazine covers such as Import Tuner, Performance Auto and Sound, DSport, MMA Sports and many more.
Q:How do you remain fit for your shoots? Are you on a special diet?
A:I workout about 5 times a week. I'll do 40 mins of cardio and then two leg and butt days then upper body twice. I love eating clean. No soda or sweets. Veggies and lean proteins are more my style and at least one cheat day where I eat carbs.
Q:How did you get involved in acting?
A:I got involved with acting when I moved to LA two years ago. I did a little bit before like being an "extra" or doing little commercials here and there. But when I moved to LA everything changed and I’ve been so busy every week!
Q:Where do you see your acting career heading?
A:I feel like my acting career gets better each year. I see me doing lead roles in feature films by the next two years for sure. It's fun and a great challenge in my life. But everyone has been telling me I look great on camera and have a natural talent.
Q:Your bio states, "entrepreneur". Tell us about this...
A:I am doing a lot right now. Acting, modeling and hair and makeup. I love working hard and making my own money. Independence is key!
Q:It's Friday night. What is Melissa usually doing?
A:On a Friday night, I will either be in the gym or out having a glass of wine!
Q:Can you give us all of your social media handles?
My website is www.MelissaRiso.com
My Twitter and Instagram is @RealMelissaRiso
My facebook fan page is under Facebook/MelissaRiso
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com