Melanie Amaro Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Melanie
Full Name Melanie Ann Amaro
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Age 29 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 26 June 1992
Birthplace Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Melanie Amaro is an American singer. She is best known for winning the first season of The X Factor USA in 2011, achieving a $5 million recording contract with Syco Music and Epic Records. She is also best known for winning the competition during the show’s run (2011-2013) as the youngest contestant.

Career

Melanie Amaro grew up on Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, from the age of three. Her parents, Hipolito Amaro and Debra Sylvester Amaro felt they did not have the means to provide for her so they sent her to the British Virgin Islands to live with her grandmother Catherine.

She would only see her parents during summer vacations and during Christmas times. She has three siblings: two brothers, Mark and Michael, and a younger sister named Maya. Her mother Debra reminds that when her daughter was about six months old, she would get up at around two o’clock in the morning and would start singing in her crib.

From an early age, Amaro would sing around her house using a hairbrush as a microphone. She realized she fell in love with singing and acting at around age eleven, and credits her mother for encouraging her to follow her singing dreams.

Melanie Amaro entered no singing competitions as a child but performed at weddings, churches, and other events. She attended the Althea Scatliffe Primary School and later went on to high school.

She moved to Florida at age 15 and earned from Plantation High School in 2010. In March 2012, her high school chorus teacher, Gary Rivenbark, whom Amaro adores with the help of shaping her voice, died of lymphoma at age 48. Also in 2012, she received nominations for Teen Choice Awards 2012 for Female Reality Star for her work in the X-Factor.

Melanie Amaro Education

College Plantation High School

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Melanie Amaro Career

Profession: Singer

Net Worth: $5 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Hipolito Amaro

Mother: Debra Sylvester Amaro

Brother(s): Mark, Mike

Sister(s): Maya

Marital Status: Single

Children: None

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