Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|Height||5′ 7″ (1.70 m)|
|Weight||57 kg (126.6 lbs)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
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|Full Name||Melanie Ann Amaro|
|Age||29 years old (in 2022)|
|Date of Birth||26 June 1992|
|Birthplace||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
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.
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
Net Worth: $5 million
Family & Relatives
Father: Hipolito Amaro
Mother: Debra Sylvester Amaro
Brother(s): Mark, Mike
Marital Status: Single