Melissa Ricks was 4th runner up in the reality show Star Circle Quest Batch 1 in 2004. She was 14 then.
She received one of her biggest breaks when she portrayed Hiyas, the apple of Pedro Penduko's eyes in the Fantaserye Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko and when she starred in the primetime drama series Iisa Pa Lamang led by Claudine Barreto. She also strred opposite Shaina Magdayao in the afternoon drama series "Kambal Sa Uma". She came back abruptly to Primetime in the hit series Tanging Yaman in 2010 alongside Erich Gonzales.
Melissa is currently a member of ABS CBN's Star Magic.
She portrayed Elisa Altamira in Nasaan Ka Elisa?, the Philippine adaptation of the Chilean 2009 drama ¿Dónde está Elisa? in 2011. She then played her biggest break in the role of Johanna Montenegro in the multi-acclaimed phenomenal primetime drama series, Walang Hanggan. She appeared as Leah Layer in Honesto, where she reunites with her Walang Hanggan co-stars' Paulo Avelino and Noni Buencamino. This 2014, Melissa is the lead actress of the upcoming kick off film of The Light Cinema entitled "Ligaw" as Criselle.
After her admission that she is pregnant with her non-showbiz boyfriend, Melissa is very excited with another chapter of her life that is about to unfold - motherhood. She has her family and friends always ready to support her in every decision.
Source: Wikipedia, IG of @mellyricks09