Melana Scantlin Biography
Melana Scantlin is an American former Miss Missouri USA who is now an entertainment journalist, All-American Scholar recipient and former reality TV participant who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants.
Melana Scantlin Age
The Miss Missouri Teen USA 1995 winner is 41 years old as of 2018. She was born in Gladstone, Missouri, United States on 4th December 1977.
Melana Scantlin Height
Melana is 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) tall.
Melana Scantlin Modeling Career
Scantlin began modeling and taking part in beauty pageants early in her life with her first win being in 1995 when she won the Miss Missouri Teen USA title. She then represented Missouri in the Miss Teen USA 1995 pageant that was held in Wichita, Kansas in August 1995. She reached the semifinals in the competition.
She also won the Miss Missouri USA 2002 title in 2001 and became the fifth former Miss Teen USA delegate to win the title. In March 2002, Scantlin took part in the Miss USA 2002 pageant as she represented Missouri. The pageant was broadcast live from Gary, Indiana.
She became famous in 2003 for her appearance on the first season of the TV series Average Joe. Scantlin expected to start off meeting a couple of handsome men but was instead inundated with mostly plain-looking and/or obese suitors. Later on in the show, three model types of men were brought in to compete against the Average Joes. She chose “pretty boy” Jason Peoples over Average Joe Adam Mesh. The two flew off in a private jet for a romantic getaway after the show. They made the rounds of TV talk shows but later started seeing other people.
Melana Scantlin Journalism Career
In 2004, Scantlin was the co-host of the Screening Room, a movie review segment which airs Fridays on WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. As of 2009, Scantlin hosts E! News Now and lives in Los Angeles, California.