Melyssa Ford On Video Vixens Today: “I Just See A Bunch Of Fake Models”

March 18, 2014  |  

Rolling Out

Over the course of three months, we gained insight on Melyssa Ford’s life through Bravo’s  career-oriented show, “Blood, Sweat and Heels.” While on the show, Ford hustled hard to sell real estate in the Concrete Jungle, while forming  friendships with her cast members. As a York University graduate of psychology, Ford has become an empowerment speaker and activist for women’s rights. Although her intelligence matches her striking looks, Ford is known to be the entertainment industry’s highest paid music video model.  Dubbed  the “Video Vixen” by pop culture, Ford nostalgically replicated her modeling days for Rolling Out Magazine and after the shoot, she spoke on her current feelings toward the industry.

“The girls aren’t taking the time to really study the art of modeling. It’s just a bunch of girls who think they look cute in selfies, so they automatically start to think that they are models. I took pride in learning how to work my face and my total body to create good work. I see less and less of that today, and it’s sad. I don’t see models anymore. I just see a bunch of fake models.”

Although Melyssa Ford is not known for high-fashion modeling, do you think her “Tyra”-esque comment is relevant? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned to Rolling Out, for full coverage of her interview.

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  • Tara Harris

    Maybe that just don’t have the time or money it takes in order to study the craft Melissa!

  • Chelley

    She’s just bitter because she’s no longer relevant anymore. You had your time. Move on.

  • Kylie

    Ok Melyssa…Because you were some high fashion model on the cover of Vouge and walking the runway in Paris during fashion week.

  • Guest

    She seems so bitter. You had your time, let those girls do them.You were p00say-p0ppin and a$$ shaking just like the rest, bye felicia.

  • prettyredbone

    If that aint the pig callin the cow fat

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  • Boom Boom Belinda

    Every time she gets interviewed she has no problem speaking negatively about someone else. I’m pretty sure she wasn’t a “serious” model either (whatever that means). So what if they never “studied the art of modeling.” Even when some of the most famous supermodels were discovered, they were just regular people on the street. Sweetie, your personality sucks and those good looks won’t last forever.

  • Lissa 329

    She just needs to be quiet. omg. Since when has it become cool to knock someone’s hustle? This is coming from a person who can’t afford a drink at the bar.

  • BabyBlue

    Girl stop you were a video h*e like the rest of them. Her story is only valid when she starts telling the truth. I’m glad she’s trying to change peoples perception but start being honest first

  • hi-liter

    Come on Melissa……..You werent a “model” per se. Seems you are really pressed to separate yourself from the whole video vixen former life.

    • Boom Boom Belinda

      Took the words right out of my mouth!

    • thebayarean

      Who is she kidding? Not hatin, but jus sayin, how can she shade the exact industry that made her almost-famous? NEXT!