Name: Melissa Katherine Rycroft
Born: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Dancer and television personality
Melissa Rycroft was born on March 11, 1983 in Dallas, Texas. She is the daughter of Bob and Mary Rycroft. Melissa has two siblings.
After graduating from Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas, Melissa attended the University of Oklahoma in her freshman year. She would later transfer to the University of North Texas to study marketing and finance. She would earn her degree. There, she would also act as a member of Alpha Chi Omega.
She admitted that she was in a relationship with a guy she met in school for seven years. He ultimately left her and married someone else two weeks later. She has been married to Tye Strickland, a salesman, since 2009. They have two children, Ava Grace and Beckett Thomas – they are expecting their third child (2015). The family presently resides in Dallas.
Following her graduation from university, Melissa would audition for the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad. It was a successful audition as she would dance for the NFL team from 2006 to 2008. She would also make appearances on Country Music Television’s reality television series “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.”
Melissa would compete on the 13th season of the hit reality television series “The Bachelor.” She would be one of the 25 bachelorettes competing for the bachelor Jason Mesnick. Melissa would make it to the season finale, but lost to Molly Malaney. Soon afterwards, she would compete on the eighth season of “Dancing With the Stars,” alongside Tony Dovolani. They would finish in third place. Her delightful personality would help earn the hosting gig of the 2015 “Dancing With the Stars” live tour.
In 2009, Melissa was a special correspondent for “Good Morning America.” A year later, she was a guest correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight.”
We estimate that Melissa Rycroft’s net worth is $1.5 million (2016).
So how much is $1.5 million really?
$1.5 million could buy you several years’ worth of Dallas Cowboys season tickets. $1.5 million could also buy you tuition for more than dozen students to the University of North Texas.