Melessie has been competing in pageants for 10 years. She caught the pageant bug when she first began competing in the Miss Black Teenage Pageant, a program that inspired young women throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area to always wear their CAP (confidence, awareness, and pride).

She later started competing in the National American Miss Pageant, #1 program in America for ”Growing Confidence” in girls. It is through NAM that she captured her first state title, 2012 National American Miss Pennsylvania Teen. Melessie later went on to capture the 2014 National American Miss Pennsylvania title.

Her past titles include 2013 Miss Steeltown and 2014 Miss Pymatuning Lake Area, a part of the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Organization (Miss America). She was a double preliminary winner in talent and interview at the 2013 Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship pageant. Melessie’s platform has been “true beauty,” encouraging girls to let their inner beauty shine through.

   Melessie was the 2012 National American Miss PA Teen and the 2014 National American Miss PA.

   Melessie was the 2012 National American Miss PA Teen and the 2014 National American Miss PA.

National American Miss

2014 National American Miss Pennsylvania
2014 National American Miss National Actress Winner
2014 National American Miss National Talent Winner
2012 National American Miss Pennsylvania Teen
2012 National American Miss Teen National Actress Winner
2012 National American Miss Teen National Talent Winner
2012 National American Miss Teen National Top Model Winner
2012 National American Miss Teen National Spokesmodel Winner
2011 National American Miss Teen National Actress Winner
2010 National American Miss Teen National Actress Winner

Melessie won the Talent competition at the 2013 Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant with her   performance of "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not Going)" from Dreamgirls.

Melessie won the Talent competition at the 2013 Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant with her   performance of "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not Going)" from Dreamgirls.

Miss America Organization

2014 Miss Pymatuning Lake Area
2014 Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant
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Interview Award
2013 Miss Steeltown
2013 Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant
         •Talent & Interview Award