Melissa Rycroft Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Early Years And Education
Melissa Rycroft was born 11th March 1983, in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. Melissa Rycroft studied at Smith High School in Carrollton and graduated in 2001. She then went to the University of North Texas, and in 2005 she graduated with a degree in marketing and finance.
Soon after graduation from university, Melissa Rycroft auditioned to join the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. She was successful and performed as a cheerleader from 2006 to 2008. Her role as a cheerleader enabled her to appear regularly on the reality television show called, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, which helped with her growing popularity.
She was selected to appear on the 2009 season of The Bachelor, which she won, but she was eventually dumped, and the Bachelor rekindled his relationship with the runner-up of the show. Still, in 2009, Melissa Rycroft was invited to participate in Dancing with the Stars. She came third with her dancing partner. They were invited back to compete in the All-Stars season, which they won.
Melissa Rycroft has also hosted different reality shows such as Redneck Island. She is currently a co-host of Morning Dose, an early morning wake-up program.
In 2009, Melissa Rycroft married Tye Strickland, a salesman. They have three children, a daughter, and two sons.