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Behind the Scenes with Melissa

February 28, 2016
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Melissa from Platte City, Missouri is our March 2016 cover model. She is currently a nurse, and does in-home care. Melissa is passionate about emergency medicine and is attending school at UMKC to get her paramedic license. She recently got her EMT and is looking for a job on a fire truck or ambulance.Therefore, Melissa’s main ambition is to be a paramedic and first responder. When asked about hobbies. I work and go to school almost every day, seven days a week, but I love reading. I read a lot, so that would be my biggest hobby.” Melissa also mentioned that she loves kickboxing.

When asked about turn-ons, Melissa said “Tattoos and a strong work ethic.” She also told us that smoking, and chewing while talking is a turnoff. Melissa admits that she’s a sucker for tattoos, forehead kisses, and honesty moments. When asked what the smartest thing is she’s ever done, Melissa said “Pursuing my education.” As far as the most stupid thing she’s ever done, she said “Jumping off a cliff into the lake and not knowing how to swim!” Melissa describes her personality as “Calm and quiet. I usually stay pretty low-key.” She’s also been told that her eyes and her ambition are her best attributes.”

Also, make sure to check out the behind the scenes photos and video from our March 2016 cover shoot, and check out the specs and photos of this beautiful 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King that is owned by Troy "Mongo" Phillips.

Just for fun, we asked Melissa to share some of her favorite things with our readers:

Favorite color: Orange

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite drink: (non-alcoholic): Mt. Dew

Favorite drink: (alcoholic): Moscato wine

Favorite restaurant: Gojo’s

Favorite actor: It’s a tie between Johnny Depp and Will Ferrell

Favorite actress: Melissa McCarty

Favorite TV show: I don’t watch much TV but I enjoy Sons of Anarchy, Deadwood, and I’m trying to catch up on The Walking Dead series.

Favorite movie: The Godfather

Favorite band/artist: No way could I ever pick one! I love country most, but also love all other music.

Do you have pets: “We had a pet rat named Oreo, and he passed away, so we’re waiting to get a new one in a few days. It’s been about a month, so we’re ready.”

Do you ride? Yes, with my husband on his bike. He has a Honda CBR600RR Repsol.

Do you have a favorite bike night hangout? Yes. Worth Harley-Davidson off Tiffany Springs Parkway is a fun environment with BBQ, live music, and drinks!

Tell us about your tattoos. “I have a total of 18 tattoos. A lot of them don’t really have a story, but the one on my left arm has a little bit of a story. I went in to ask for a dreamcatcher, and my artist isn’t into tattoos that everybody gets, so he said “No, why do you want that?” I said “I want it because it’s supposed to keep evil spirits away, and so we looked up the same thing online, and this tattoo is based on an actual photo of a real Indian dancer who dances away evil spirits; the same purpose. The rest are just random, except for the one on my left wrist, which is a diabetic ribbon because my daughter has type I diabetes.

Do you have a favorite tattoo artist? Yes. Evan Vittetoe at Catalyst Arts Collective. He’s an amazing artist with such talent. He also has a huge heart, and it shows.

Thank you Melissa, for doing such a great job on your cover shoot!

Interview by Mike Schweder

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

Published in Cover Models