Take A Dive Into The Water With Melissa Haro

Melissa Haro is an American model from California who appeared in advertisements for Bebe, Guess, and Jessica McClintock. She was on the first season of Project Runway. Melissa caught the attention of men everywhere when she appeared in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and then again in 2009.

Melissa has been modeling since the age of thirteen, and now she mainly models in New York City and Paris, France, but she considers San Jose, California home. She was crowned Miss Bay Area Teen in 2004, and was selected as fourth runner-up in the Miss California pageant that same year.

She was a model contestant on the first season of Project Runway in 2004 and made it to the final three. Melissa is represented by Elite Model Management in New York, as well as Priscillas Model Management and Look modeling agency out of San Francisco. In 2005, she replaced Paris Hilton as a Guess Jeans spokesperson.

Some of the print campaigns she’s appeared in include ads for Jessica McClintok, Bebe and Guess Jeans. She’s also been featured in spreads for Cosmopolitan, Elle and Vanity Fair magazines.

Melissa appeared in the 2008 & 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her shots were taken in the Cayman Islands during the Caribbean isles’ yearly Pirate Week festival, and was photographed alongside members of the Seattle Seafair Pirates in some of the images. Her 2009 photo shoot was set in Riviera Maya.

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