Melissa Riso! This California girl is celebrating her 28th birthday today! An Italian and Guamanian stunner, she is 5’2”, 100 lbs, measures 34C-24-34 and calls Los Angeles, California home. Melissa has been featured in MMA Sports Magazine, Babes of MMA and graced the boxing rings throughout the state of California as ring card girl for Team Dazzle. Outside the world of MMA Melissa is a bikini, lingerie and promotional model, a hair stylist and an actress. She has worked with the likes of Maxim Magazine, Hooters, Budweiser, Patron, T.I.T.S. Brand, Low Rider and was recently the lead girl in a nationwide Pepsi commercial. Keep on reading below to find out what else we learned about our June 2014 MMA babe of the month Melissa Riso.
How did you get into the world of MMA?
-I got into watching MMA with my dad when I was younger. Then years later got asked to be a ring girl for Team Dazzle.
What were you doing before you became an MMA model and ring girl?
-Before I was a ring girl, I was modeling swimwear and Lingerie. I was also a hair stylist and graduated from Cosmetology school.
Who are your favorite MMA fighters?
-I think Anderson Silva is pretty amazing! He's number 1 on my list.
What would your fight nickname be if you were a fighter?
-I would have my fighter name be "Riso"; I have to represent my Italian side!
What is something most people don't know about you?
-Most people don’t know why I have that tattoo on my stomach. It's covering a six inch scar from a car accident in high school. I almost died because I got internal bleeding. So the doctors did surgery and left me with a nasty scar. So I covered it with a tattoo.
What are your hobbies and how do you spend your free time?
-My hobby right now is Kickboxing and Krav Maga! I LOVE it! My fun time is going out or laying by my pool working on my tan.
Are you single?
-I am not single. I'm in a serious relationship with an amazing guy finally!
What do you look for in a guy?
-I look for a guy that has morals and was brought up right. Someone who is honest and fun! He needs to be able to make me laugh and put up with my feisty personality.
What are your turn-ons?
-My turn on is when I wake up in the morning and smell my boyfriend cooking me breakfast! That's super romantic and my guy does it for me a lot.
What are your turnoffs?
-I am so turned off by guys that cheat! They are pussies and selfish, heartless people in my books.
What would you say is your best feature?
-I think my best feature is my eyes. They are a honey color and not too many people have this color.
What are your future plans or dreams in life?
-My future plans are just focusing on my acting career and taking more classes. I'm going to try and do more film instead of commercials now.
Any special shout outs or thank you's?
-Thank you Babes of MMA for my second feature!
Thank you very much for your time Melissa, glad to have you back on Babes of MMA and Happy Birthday! For more on our June 2014 MMA babe of the month Melissa Riso please visit her website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.