❝In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from New Baltimore, and I always will be.❞
» HAVE YOU MET MELANIE? «
OCCUPATION ↬ Actress, The Curvy Diaries as Victoria Hughes
SEXUAL ORIENTATION ↬ Straight
ZODIAC ↬ Virgo
⊱THE LIGHT MEETS THE DARK
√ Reliable, Shy, Sweet
✗Critical, Harsh, Skeptical
@MelVanora: Remember that everyone is beautiful, no matter what shape or size #loveyourself
@MelVanora: The second half of @TheCurvyDiaries premieres soon! Only on @GTV #Tunein
@MelVanora: Just read the script for the finale of @TheCurvyDiaries #Mindblown
⊱ JUST PART OF THE STORY LOST IN CALIFORNIA GLORY
ϟTHE ROLE MODEL ;a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.ϟ
Born and raised in New Baltimore, Michigan. This curvy cutie has always been a bit larger than most. While Melanie isn’t by any means unhealthy huge, she always struggled with her weight. She picked up on her father’s meaty figure while her sister was blessed with her mother’s slender one. She got her father’s short legs and thick thighs among his many other chubby attributes like his hands, face, and arms. When Melanie was about six years old she was diagnosed with severe asthma, which made it so that she couldn’t be as active as the other kids in her neighborhood. Sometimes the other kids would tease her and tell her that she was a fat sack of crap. Normally Melanie was quick to brush this off as her parents had told her many times before that the asthma wasn’t something that she could control. Things for Melanie became normal for the most part until she got into middle school. This was when Melanie was at her heaviest weight of two hundred and twenty pounds. One day when she stayed home from school because she was sick of the constant teasing, some of the kids thought it would be hilarious to leave her front porch full of Big Macs with a note that read, “Thought you might be hungry, Meaty Mel, hope this is enough.” After this incident, Melanie’s family decided that it was time to move. They were tired of their daughter being teased and ridiculed for the way that she looked. The Vanora family moved to Hudson, Ohio where things for Melanie quickly turned around. There wasn’t a single person there that picked on her except for herself.
When Mel started high school, her best friend encouraged her to join drama club with her. At first Melanie wasn’t sure that she wanted to, but was ultimately persuaded by her best friend. While her friend ended dropping out of drama the next year, Melanie decided to stick with it. She found that acting was a way for her to escape out of her daily life. She even landed the role of Juliet when her school decided to do a production of Romeo and Juliet. When Melanie was seventeen she asked her parents if she can get an agent, and after a long discussion they agreed. During the beginning of Melanie’s acting career, she was only given guest spots on television shows. With the way that her weight fluctuates it seemed that no one ever took her very seriously to portray a lead of a television show. When Melanie’s agent first brought her the script for The Curvy Diaries, she was really hesitant about auditioning for the role. It wasn’t until her sister told her that she could make a real difference to girls that are growing up the same way that Melanie did. The moment an agent called saying she got the role of Victoria Hughes, her family decided that it was time for Melanie to move to Los Angeles. At first being in Los Angeles was complete surreal to Melanie. She couldn’t believe that there was a network that wanted to do a show about girls her size. There was a part of Melanie that was proud of everything that she was doing, but when she would lay in bed at night it seemed that all of her insecurities would come creeping back. Melanie doesn’t know this but she suffers from a mild case of Body Dysmorphia. She feels that her entire body is disgusting and is constantly trying to think of different ways to fix it, though she would never go as far as bulimia or anorexia. For Melanie her escape and temporary fix is escaping into the character of Victoria who is proud for the body she has. The young brunette has even gone so far to adapt Victoria’s attitude when it comes to interviews and social situations. She puts on a show for everyone in her life so they don’t have a chance to point out her flaws.It makes her sick whens he receives letters from fans who tell her how much she’s inspired them because she knows that she really isn’t much of an inspiration at all.
⊱ YOU’RE A STAR BUT TELL ME WHO YOU REALLY ARE
Melanie is a sweet girl but constantly struggles with the way she looks. She is one to easily get stressed out and often panics if she feels that people are judging her appearance. She puts a lot of pressure on herself to be a great role model to these girls, but can’t help the fact that she hates the way that she looks. Most people that meet Melanie would say that she’s very reserved but a pleasure to be around. It seems that the only time Melanie truly comes out of her shell is when she’s acting. One of the things that people don’t know about Melanie is that while she puts on the airs of being really strong she actually doesn’t do well at all with criticism. However, no one is a bigger critic to Melanie than herself. She is constantly tearing herself down even though to the rest of the world she is a confident and well adjusted young woman. Melanie is someone who would rather spend her time living in the fantasy she’s created rather than the real world.
⊱THE SPARKS THAT NEVER FADE
AYLA SILVERSON ↬ Ayla is someone that Melanie doesn’t mean to be so mean to, but is because of her own envy. Ayla has the body that Melanie wishes she could have that perfect hourglass figure. Mel tries her best but most of the time she finds herself using her fake confidence to insult Ayla which makes her feel terrible because the girl has been nothing but nice to her.
JARED ZACCARO ↬ Jared is the guy that Melanie never would have expected to become her friend. She finds that when they’re together she seems to forget about her problems and Victoria truly comes out in Melanie when Jared is around.
LUCAS WALKER ↬ Lucas was the first co-star that Melanie met and her first friend when she came to Hollywood. Lucas is one of the only people that Melanie finds herself being at least a little bit honest with. He knows about her insecurities on a very small scale while she knows about him being in the closet. She thinks that he’s a wonderful guy and wants nothing more than to see him happy.
MASON EVERETT ↬ Mason is a decent guy and an acquaintance of Melanies. He is always offering her healthy tips and recipes which Melanie can’t decide if it’s because of her size or if that’s just the way Mason is. Either way it doesn’t benefit her self-esteem but aside from that she doesn’t have any issues with him.
NICOLETTE FELDMAN ↬ Nicolette is Melanie’s roommate. Whenever they’re in the apartment together they get along okay but they never really spend any time together. Melanie thinks that Nicolette is someone that is far too cool for her and doesn’t want to try and be friends because she fears being ridiculed.
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