Midwestern gal Melissa lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and 5 pets (one dog, two cats and 2 parrots). She is an amateur pin-up model who enjoys all things retro, especially collecting vintage fashions from the 1930s-1950s. For her wedding last June, the reception theme was Old Hollywood Glamour. Says Melissa, “My husband wore a reproduction zoot suit and I wore a one-of-a-kind reproduction ’40s party dress. It was a grand event!” An avid music collector and classically trained musician, writer, and poet, Melissa’s hobbies include crafting, rollerskating, karaoke and volunteering. Who knew good Samaritans could look so saucy?