Melissa Gurgel has always been a very positive, outgoing and persistent young woman. During her childhood she loved pretending to model at fashion shows and pose for photographs. She used to wear her mother's dresses and shoes to pretend to be a grown-up. She was always very close to her family, especially to her brothers, who had a fundamental role in encouraging her into the beauty pageant and fashion world. Today, she is a strong person that goes after her dreams and goals.