My name is Melissa Brantlinger and I was born October 3, 1984, in Sarasota, Fl. I have lived here my whole life and attended the same school from kindergarten to graduation. I graduated Valedictorian of my class and was voted Most Talented. Ever since I was a little girl I've been putting on shows for friends and family and since the past 3 years I've been singing specials in my church. I also am part of the choir and participate regularly in our Christmas and Easter cantatas. I am a born drama queen and all my friends tell me that too. Acting and singing are two passions of mine. I've never had the opportunity to be in any theatre productions or film productions but that is why I signed up on Starsearch b/c I want the chance to prove I can be just as good as Julia or Catherine.